Volunteers at Huthwaite hub have made 150 green hand carved hearts for children to wear in memory of Dawson Willcock at the switch on of Huthwaite Christmas lights.
Councillor Lee Anderson said: “I said to the Hub “Can you make me 150 green heart necklaces in memory of Dawson to hand out to children at our Christmas Light switch on this Thursday?
“Guess what? three days later I pick these up. What brilliant people they are.”
The Christmas light switch on is at 6pm at Huthwaite Market Place on Thursday (December 6).
Youngsters will be lighting 100 candles around the tree in Dawson’s memory.
Cun Anderson added: “On Dawson’s Facebook page the family have adopted the green heart theme.
“We thought it would be fitting if all the children were given one of the hearts to wear when the lights are switched off.
“It is fitting to know that people in Huthwaite have a lot of love for him we will remember this in the Christmas service.
“The village has been united around the family and we have put on a lot of events to raise money for the fund.
“We think it is fitting that at Christmas when a family is without their child we should be celebrating his life.”