A YOUNG cancer survivor from Anglesey has collected 133 presents for children who will be spending Christmas in hospital.

Maisy Fitzmaurice, from Amlwch, was diagnosed with germ cell cancer in April, just weeks after her tenth birthday. After undergoing a series of operations and a course of chemotherapy to eradicate the cancer, which had spread to her lungs and liver, she was given the all clear on September 24 by doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.

As a way of giving back to those who looked after her and also a show of support to other children battling cancer, Maisy decided to try and collect some presents.

The response to her plea attracted donations from across Anglesey and, on Monday, she paid a visit to Alder Hey once more alongside her family to hand them over.

Her dad Tony said: "We just can't express enough how proud we are of Maisy.

"The ways she’s coped with everything this year is unbelievable and then to want to give back and help others is just superb.

"Maisy said that Alder Hey is an amazing place, but it wouldn’t be nice being stuck there over Christmas. So, she decided to do something to try and make a small difference to the kids there.

"She then asked us to put it on social media and the response was huge. She never expected 30 presents, never mind 133.

"We are all very proud of Maisy for what she has done during her treatment and for this amazing gesture. The presents have been donated to children of all ages - from babies to 16 year olds."