A girl whose dad suffered a significant stroke is doing something special for Orpington Hospital with the help of her "amazing" primary school.

Paul Britton, 47, had a thumb infection which led to sepsis before he had the stroke in November of last year.

He spent three months in hospital and eventually settled on the Ontario ward in Orpington.

His daughter, Ava-Grace-Britton, nine, wanted to do something for the staff who made her dad better.

She has gathered all her dad’s favourite songs and next Thursday, May 23, Hawes Down Primary School in West Wickham is holding a 30-minute danceathon with all Paul’s favourite tunes.

Pupils are encouraged to wear purple for stroke awareness month and money raised will go towards the Ontario ward.

"She’s had a rough ride," Ava-Grace’s mum, Karen, told News Shopper. "She’s always had a close relationship with her dad.

"He’s on the road to recovery now but it has been awful for her."

Ava-Grace put forward a suggestion to her school council to raise funds for the hospital ward and Hawes Down have been "so supportive" ever since.

Her mum added: "She has good memories of the Ontario ward and its staff and she wanted to give money to where her dad made his recovery, which is lovely."

Paul, who now uses a walking stick and has been unable to return to work, will go his daughter’s school to collect the cheque for his old ward.

Mum Karen said she couldn’t be prouder of her daughter and advised her that a kind heart would get her far in life.

Hawes Down Primary School has gained a reputation in West Wickham for its random acts of kindness.

Pupils volunteered over Christmas and Easter to visit elderly residents at Burrell Mead Residential Home.

Karen, who is on the Parent Teacher Association, organised the memorable trips and has another planned for the end of term.

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She said: "Some of the kids don’t have grandparents and can be a little scared of old people. It was lovely to see them there and everyone loved it.

"It’s a lovely home, like a seas side hotel and they have lots of great stuff there.

"Some of the children said they wanna go there when their old," Karen laughed.