HAMISH Thompson of Shirwell has his own difficulties to cope with, but he still finds time to help other children. Hamish, 12, who is confined to a wheelchair, has for the past five years made his own special contribution to the Children in Need campaign.

HAMISH Thompson of Shirwell has his own difficulties to cope with, but he still finds time to help other children. Hamish, 12, who is confined to a wheelchair, has for the past five years made his own special contribution to the Children in Need campaign. This year he is planning to boost that higher with his own coffee morning in Shirwell Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday. As an additional Children in Need event this year Hamish has enlisted the aid of local entertainer Dave Hendy and will join him making and selling balloon sculptures in Barnstaple town centre on November 14.