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Article and text taken from Scottish Sun (dated 13 December 2012) and reproduced with permission.
SUPERKID Jack Henderson has doodled up a special treat for The Scottish Sun — after designing our Christmas Cards.
Now WE are helping raise funds for Jack’s favourite charity too by making a donation to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Edinburgh for every card sent out this year.
Arty Jack, eight, became an Internet sensation when he began selling his drawings on-line to help raise money for Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital.
His wee brother Noah was a regular patient with severe bouts of bronchiolitis.
The family re-located to America earlier this year, but Jack’s fundraising still goes on.
His pledge to raise £100 towards the Sick Kids Friends Foundation has smashed every target as orders for his art went through the roof.
To date, Jack has raised £46,277 and picked up a host of awards, including the Scottish Sun’s Bighearted Scotland Child of the Year
Jack beamed: I’m really pleased to draw a special Christmas card for the Scottish Sun — and I hope the readers like it. I started drawing because my little brother Noah went to hospital lots. He can’t breathe very well sometimes. Every time he went in I thought he was going to die.
Jack’s dad Ed, 35, mum Rose, 35, and brothers Toby, four, and Noah, three, now live in San Fransisco.
Ed said: Jack created Scotty the Scottish Christmas Tree complete with baubles and a Sun at the top instead of a star. He drew the pot the tree lives in with the same colours as the newspaper.
Jack added: I am happy to draw a Christmas card design for The Scottish Sun and I’m really glad that it can raise more funds for the sick kids.
Jack decided to take a little delve into the HUGE pile of picture requests he has and chose to do one, a Ladybird (or as he has put Ladybug) paddling at a California beach for Julie Alleyn.
Jack and his family made the short but dangerous and breathtaking trip along California’s Highway 1 this weekend to visit Stinson Beach. Jack and his brothers had a great time paddling, building sandcastles and playing beach volleyball.
Jack however found another use for the golden Californian sand and some driftwood.
Can you tell what it is yet?
Final touches, an eye and his signature.
Finished, Jack wants to dedicate this bumblebee to the hundreds of people who have asked him to draw a bumblebee these last few weeks!
Closeup of Jack’s first ever beach original, complete with signature. A Japanese tourist even stopped to take a picture.
Pacific Ocean playtime.
Jack received a message from Frances Cleeton, her partner is a Major in the British Army. She asked Jack if he would be able to draw a poppy to remember all our brave soldiers for Remembrance Day. When Jack heard about her request he said Yes, I am drawing it right now.
Frances is raising money for The Royal British Legion via her JustGiving page, all donations are welcome.