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Oliver Burge carries out random acts of kindness in Margate for Christmas in memory of brother

By Katie Davis

For most children, the run-up to Christmas is spent writing letters to Father Christmas and keeping their fingers crossed they get the toys and gifts they have asked for.

But for one six-year-old boy, that is the last thing on his mind as he has decided to spend his time spreading a little festive cheer by carrying out random acts of kindness in memory of his brother.

Oliver Burge’s sibling Max Arthur Tewkesbury was stillborn in March 2016, when Oliver was just three years old.

Oliver and Megan (5983479)
Oliver and Megan (5983479)

And now Oliver has been busy leaving a trail of surprise gifts across the district to bring smiles to faces, in memory of his little brother.

And his mum Megan Burge, of Church Road, Margate, says she is very proud of him.

“My son Max was stillborn a couple of years ago, so Oliver is doing this in his memory,” the 27-year-old said.

“He is doing random things, like leaving chocolates in random places, making a hamper for a stranger.

“He took cakes into the maternity department at QEQM Hospital.

“He has also taken little Christmas trees in for his teacher and teaching assistants."

Miss Burge says that Oliver has been doing one thing for every day in December.

“He finds it all very exciting,” she added.

“It has been really well received so far.

“The hospital staff were really happy, the midwife I spoke to said it had been a mad shift so they were really grateful for the cakes.

“A couple of people have posted on Facebook when they have found stuff and said how nice it is and that it has made their day.

“It was my son’s idea to do this - he’s quite a grown up six-year-old.

“He talks about his brother, Max, a lot.

“I had another baby, Violet, afterwards, and he tells her stuff about him.

“Oliver is really enjoying doing this and wants to do it every year.”

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