BIRTHDAY presents are something incredibly special when you're just six years old.

So it was a major sacrifice for young Miley Fisher to forego her gifts in exchange for donations to Dr Kershaw’s.

Kind-hearted Miley handed over £100 to the Turf Lane hospice, in memory of her neighbour Tejinder Roche, who passed away there last May.

Her parents Emma and Wayne, from Heywood, said they were exceptionally proud of their daughter.

Miley, a pupil at St Luke’s Primary School, Heywood, said she remembered going to the hospice to visit Tejinder and wanted to raise money for a very good cause.

“I told my friends that I wanted to put money to charity rather than have presents on my birthday and to get £100 was fantastic.”

David Whaley, acting business development manager at the hospice, said: “Miley has shown such a caring and responsible attitude to raising funds for the hospice. To see her face when she handed over the cash was a real boost for all the staff.

“Most six year olds would be focussed on their own presents but for her to make such a magnificent gesture says much about her character and we cannot thank her enough for her efforts.”