A Banstead schoolboy has raised £121.06 for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher - by growing his own flowers and vegetables.

Eight year-old Banstead Junior School pupil Stanley Parrott started a profitable vegetable and flower business over the summer to raise cash for a young friend with cerebral palsy.

After the death of a much-loved family friend called Nobby Wadmore in January, Stanley took it upon himself to also raise cash for the hospice which cared for Mr Wadmore.

Stanley asked his mum Nikki and dad Barry for a vegetable trough on his seventh birthday, then set to growing a variety of vegetables and flowers for sale to neighbours and friends.

The boy has grown a variety of vegetables such as carrots, beetroots, tomatoes, radishes, as well as sunflowers, which he delivers to customers around the area with the help of his brother Alfie and his neighbour Imogen.

Mr Wadmore was admitted to the hospice during the Christmas season last year and died in mid January surrounded by his family.