FIVE excited children are going on a shopping expedition to treat NHS heroes.

The youngsters from Middlewich hand decorated rocks and set out to raise £50.

The schoolchildren set up a stall outside their home to buy treats for doctors and nurses at Leighton Hospital.

Their creative boulders proved so popular, they have now raised more than £300.

Jessica Ravenscroft, six, and sister Layla, 11, came up with the idea and their friends offered to help.

Mum Anna 36, of Westlands Road, said: "The children are so excited. They are going shopping this evening to buy cakes, biscuits and all sorts of treats. Then we are driving in separate cars to Leighton Hospital tomorrow morning to hand over the treats for the doctors and nurses to share in their staff room.

"The children have carried on selling their decorated rocks on the street and they had a JustGiving page."

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Brothers Jack and George Connor, sisters Layla and Jessica Ravenscroft and Mia Glover raise funds to treat NHS heroes by selling hand decorated rocks

Mia Glover, 11, who goes to Middlewich Primary School with the sisters, teamed up with brothers George Connor, 11, and Jack, 10, both pupils at St Mary's RC Primary School to make and sell the rocks.

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Jessica and Layla are members of Middlewich Town Football Club. Layla enjoys horse riding and Jessica plays the drums.

"They did all of this on their own," added Anna, who works as cabin crew for easyJet. "They made a banner explaining what they're doing and had a hand sanitiser next to their mini till so anyone who came by could have a squirt.

"We are really proud of them. It's great to see them so passionate about this.They have certainly beaten their £50 target."

The children delivered a huge shopping trolley packed with treats plus lots of shopping  bags to Leighton Hospital on Wednesday.