A THOUGHTFUL young boy has come up with a sweet festive fundraiser in memory of his great nana.

Shay McCreadie, who is in P6 at All Saints Primary, has been making and selling hot chocolate reindeer cones and has raised nearly £500.

Shay, who lives with him mum Nicole, dad Andrew and his four-year-old sister Rhia in Cardross Crescent, said the sweet treats are perfect for Christmas Eve boxes.

he is donating the money he has raised to Ardgowan Hospice because they looked after his great nana Helen Glover.

He said: "I hope to raise as much money as I can for all the people who use the hospice."

Helen sadly passed away earlier this year after a brave fight against cancer.

Shay's mum Nicole, 30, says she is proud of her son for remembering her in this way.

She said: "It's a really nice idea of Shay's and we didn't expect the amazing response we received.

"Shay's great nana passed away in February.

"She never went into the hospice, she was really independent right up until she passed away.

"But she had one or two dealings with the hospice and they were really good at the time.

"They were also a really good support to the family after she passed away so Shay wanted to do something to give something back."

Shay also recently lost his great granda James, Helen's husband, who was known as Mussy, in September.

He plans to do another fundraiser for a dementia charity in the future as a tribute to him.

Shay, who is a talented young footballer, has already taken 220 orders for his hot chocolate reindeer cones, which he is selling at £2 each.

His efforts have not gone unnoticed at school.

He said: "I was awarded Pupil of the Week and that made me feel really happy."