Robert rises to the occasion!

YUMMY: Robert Butler made a delicious cake and sold the recipe to raise money for charity after his little brother Joshua was hit by a car.
YUMMY: Robert Butler made a delicious cake and sold the recipe to raise money for charity after his little brother Joshua was hit by a car.
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A GENEROUS boy has raised £800 for charity after his little brother was knocked down by a car.

Robert Butler decided to raise the cash after his brother, Joshua, was seriously injured when the car hit him outside Norristhorpe School two weeks ago.

Seven-year-old Joshua was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where he had life-saving surgery to remove blood clots from his brain.

He is now at home after making a fantastic recovery.

His parents, Julie and Jonathan, were staying in Eckersley House, a residential building in the grounds of the hospital where parents of poorly children can stop overnight while their little ones are being treated.

While Joshua was recovering, Robert was busy fundraising for Eckersley House by selling a Mars Bar cake recipe in school and to friends and family.

He said: “The cake is gorgeous. Everyone is saying it’s really yummy. I made enough for my class and the teachers.”

Robert, 10, helped his little brother recover by visiting him in hospital every day and they had played computer games together. Their auntie, Diane McConnell, said: “The weekend of the accident Robert had some homework which was to bake a cake and write down the recipe.

“Because of what had happened he didn’t feel like doing it, so I suggested he come to my house and we could make a Mars Bar cake.

“As he was making it I said we should sell the recipe to make some money for Eckersley House and it just snowballed from there.”

She added: “All the doctors kept coming to visit Joshua in hospital, saying they have come to see the miracle boy. He has made amazing progress.”

Norristhorpe School headteacher Sal Armitage added: “Robert has been absolutely fantastic. He is a very special boy.”