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Eight-year-old boy carves wooden heart emblazoned with names of NHS staff and keyworkers

PUBLISHED: 11:11 20 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:05 20 April 2020

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

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An eight-year-old boy from Oulton Broad has made his neighbours smile by hanging his hand-crafted wooden heart up on his driveway - emblazoned with the names of key workers and NHS staff.

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

Elliot Hill, who lives off Hall Lane and attends The Old School in Henstead, has been keeping himself busy over the Easter holidays.

While in lockdown, he wanted to do something to show appreciation for friends and family members risking their lives on the front line.

With the help of his dad, he sawed, measured, screwed, sanded and painted a piece of batten into a heart.

His mum, Kim Hill, said that she was “very proud” of her son for doing something nice for the community.

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

“We can hear dog-walkers outside talking about it when they walk past the house”, she said.

Elliot, who is always in the garage working with his dad, said his friends thought his woodwork was very “cool”, but that he disagreed with his mum’s objections to one of the colours used.

Ms Hill said: “I was dubious about one of the colours, but Elliot knows best!”

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

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8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill

8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill8-year-old Elliot building his wooden heart for NHS workers - with just a little bit of help from his dad. Photo: Kim Hill


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