British-Nigerian actor John Boyega delivers toys to sick children at UK hospital
British-born Nigerian Star Wars actor, John Boyega, 24, delivered toys to sick children at the Royal London Hospital. Among the children he visited was Daniel Bell, from Ormskirk. 5-year-old Daniel who has been living with a brain tumour said he wished he could hand out presents to children alongside his favourite film character.
The Star Wars actor said he was glad at the chance to grant the request. He also taught Daniel how to use a lightsaber as part of the special treat, organised by Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.
The Bafta-winning actor described Daniel as “an amazing and inspirational boy”.
“When I heard about Daniel’s wish to meet Finn, I jumped at the chance to make it come true. It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays of Sunshine.”
It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive.” he added.
Daniel’s mum Rosalind said the meeting was something money could not buy.
“To see Daniel smile like that without a care in the world after everything he’s been through, knowing how much time and effort Rays of Sunshine have put in to his wish and that John Boyega gave his time to make it come true, is priceless. These things can’t be bought and really do mean the world”