A GENEROUS 11-year-old who suffers from learning difficulties decided to give back this Christmas as he sold his iPad to buy food for homeless people.

Thomas Sutterby, from Charlotte Court in Calne, has dyslexia and ADHD and believes strongly in helping those less fortunate then himself.

The youngster, who goes to specials needs Appleford School in Shrewton, recently sold his Apple iPad and used much of the money to buy food to give to Unity House, Chippenham.

He said: “I want to help the homeless people because I feel bad for them. We all know what it’s like to be hungry but we don’t all have to go without every night. I like to help.

“I do think more needs to be done to help the homeless. There needs to be more homeless shelters and adults need to donate more and teach their children to do the same.”

His mum, Sarah Pullinger, added: “Every time I go food shopping at Calne Sainsbury’s Thomas wants to buy food to put into their Unity House collection box.

“He’d recently sold his iPad and decided to spend tens of pounds of his own money to buy food to give. I was so proud of him when I saw what he was doing. He’s such a kind boy.

“He always done things like this. If he sees a homeless person he’ll give them whatever pocket money or food he has.

“Sometimes he gets turned down but he keeps going on donating to vulnerable people.”

Unity House supported housing on Wood Lane, Chippenham, is run by Christian charity Alabaré.

Service manager Naomi Webb said: “This act of generosity and compassion has touched the hearts of both residents and staff.

“To see a person so young making such a selfless contribution to people in need gives us hope for our future generations.

“Thank you Tom, your donations have contributed to such a vital lifeline for our residents.”