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Six-year-old artist gets the support of leading children's author

Jack Henderon drew a picture of the picture book author in return for a donation of books to the Sick Kids Hospital.

Fundraising artist: Jack Henderson with his brothers Toby and Noah.
© Ed Henderson

A six-year-old artist who has raised over £20,000 for charity has got the support of a leading children’s author.

Jack Henderson set up his website, Jack Draws Anything, to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh where his brother Noah is regularly treated.

Most people are donating money in return for a picture from the youngster, but the Scottish Book Trust said they would give books to the hospital.

They asked Jack, from Prestonpans, East Lothian, to do a drawing of Thomas Docherty.

Mr Docherty is a picture book author and illustrator who likes to get children involved in drawing and writing their own stories. He was so impressed by Jack’s drawing that he returned the favour and drew a picture of the little boy.

Chris Newton from the Scottish Books Trust said: “Scottish Book Trust were so impressed by Jack’s drawings for charity that we wanted to support him and we felt that asking Jack to draw Thomas Docherty, who is coming up to Scotland as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour organised by Scottish Book Trust, and Thomas to draw Jack would be a great way to get involved.

Both pictures are brilliant and we are delighted that we are able to donate books to the Royal Sick Kids Hospital too.”

Thomas Docherty is visiting schools across Ayrshire next week as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

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