Cory lines up happy Christmas for others

Alan Shearer lines up with his mascot Cory Davison (7) from Blyth Northumberland as he takes part in Entertainers Reunited match at Kingston Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 9, 2011. Newcastle take on Liverpool legends and celebrities to raise money for vital charities. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Alan Shearer lines up with his mascot Cory Davison (7) from Blyth Northumberland as he takes part in Entertainers Reunited match at Kingston Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 9, 2011. Newcastle take on Liverpool legends and celebrities to raise money for vital charities. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
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A BRAVE youngster battling a life-threatening brain tumour is putting his own troubles aside to ensure other children have a happy Christmas.

Cory Davison, of Pecket Close in Blyth, was diagnosed with a tumour the size of a plum wrapped around his brain stem in February after months of feeling unwell.

The seven-year-old is now lining up a festive treat for children who will be spending Christmas Day on the same hospital ward on which he was treated after undergoing surgery.

His dad Steven said: “While on ward 4 at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, Cory met a lot of people and made a lot friends.

“Some of them will still be in hospital on Christmas Day, and he wanted to collect Christmas presents from local people and businesses to give them out on Christmas morning to all of the children on the ward.”

The youngster is asking for new children’s gifts for children aged up to 12 and also for raffle donations to raise money to buy some computer games consoles for the ward.

“We would be really grateful if anyone can help to put a smile on these very brave children’s faces on Christmas Day,” added Steven, pictured.

Cory, a keen soccer fan, will be holding a fundraising event on Friday, December 23, at Blyth Spartans Football Club’s social club to collect presents and cash for the ward.

Anyone wanting to donate a present can take it to the club before 11.30am any morning.

For more information, visit the We Love Cory Davison page on Facebook.