A boy in Lancashire is raising money for disadvantaged children after telling his mum he wanted to sell his toys to help others.

George Scaife from Chorley is in his first year at primary school and was already planning his act of kindness before the free school meals vote last week.

The five-year-old will be cycling 20 miles with his dad Aaron, as well as his cousin Scarlett and grandma Ann, in order to raise money to buy food and toys for children in the run up to Christmas.

George has already raised £685 which will be split between a foodbank in Church, near Accrington, and the Cash4Kids Christmas appeal.

The five-year-old had originally approached his mother Shannon Thomas asking her if he could give away his toys to children who would receive non during the festive period.

George with his little brother Hugo.

"I was in tears when he told me," George's mother told LancsLive.

"I was so proud of him, I'm still so proud of him, to come up with something like that at his age to give up some of his own toys, it made me very emotional.

"He came to us before the MP's vote and I'm not sure he really knows about it so it is a bit of a coincidence.

"But a lot of people have said to us that if a five-year-old can have that compassion that a group of MPs can't then there is something wrong."

Shannon Thomas with Aaron Scaife and their sons Hugo and George Scaife.

Shannon, who works as a nurse and recently gave birth to her second child, three-month-old Hugo Scaife, said George has always been a generous boy.

His grandfather died of cancer when he was three and he was encouraged to go on sponsored walks with his family to raise money for St Catherine's Hospice in his memory.

Shannon said: "We have always gone through his toys and donated some of them to charity.

"We've made him aware of what he is doing by donating them, that charities will be making money from selling his toys or giving them to other people.

"His school is also quite big on giving to charity so I guess that's where he got it from."

George is a huge motorbike fan.

Earlier this month George approached his parents telling them that he wanted to give away his toys to children who would get less than him at Christmas.

But Shannon was able to convince her son that doing a sponsored bike ride would raise more money for the cause.

The 27-year-old said: "He's as generous as you can be for a five-year-old. It can be a very hard concept to grasp for someone his age but he's never been selfish.

"He's very aware that he's very lucky at Christmas and birthdays.

"He has a lot of family that give very generously, he knows what he gets and knows everyone doesn't get that.

"George doesn't like that other children don't get what he gets at Christmas."

On November 15, George will cycle 20 miles from Chorley to Southport on his sponsored bike ride.

He is hoping to raise £1,000, half of which will be given to the Living Waters Foodbank in Church.

The rest will be spent on presents which will then be donated to the Cash4Kids Christmas appeal.

George is ready to raise money for other children to enjoy their Christmas.

George wants to be a firefighter or a Enduro motorbike rider when he grows up.

You can sponsor George's bike ride by visiting his GoFundMe Page.