A Scots schoolboy who used his loom band making skills to create rainbow bracelets has raised over £600 for NHS Tayside staff.

Lucas Dixon, from Monifieth, told his parents that he wanted to say thank you to hard-working frontline staff who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The eight-year-old set about making the colour jewellery using rubber bands and hoped to raise £50 for his efforts.

Lucas from Monifieth near Dundee has raised over £600

But the Grange Primary School pupil has been left “dumbfounded” after raising more than £600 in less than 48 hours.

Mum-of-two Stefany said: “We are so, so proud of him. It’s all gone a bit crazy. We keep looking at the fundraising page and keep getting a lump in our throat.

“I don’t think he realises how amazing he has done.

“He was just getting ready for bed and said to my husband Paul that he wanted to make some rainbow loom bands and sell them to raise some money for the NHS.

“We said okay but we wanted to see if he was still up for it in the morning. But when we got up, he was already sitting making them so that's when we realised he was serious about it.

“We asked him what target he wanted to set and he said he thought that we should maybe go with £50.

Lucas Dixon (8) who has been selling rainbow loom bands with the proceeds going to the NHS. Lucas from Monifieth near Dundee has raised over £600

“My husband had said what about £100 but Lucas said he thought it was too much so we’d stick with the £50.

“We got the JustGiving page all set up and within a couple of hours, he had absolutely smashed that total. I think he was just totally dumbfounded in all honesty.”

The primary four pupil and his family hand-delivered around 20 bracelets across their town yesterday and plan to post out more in the future.

The plucky youngster has even called in reinforcements to help him with the weaving process after being forced to have an early bedtime on Wednesday night.

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Stefany explained: “His front tooth fell out yesterday so he told me to make some last night because he had to get to bed and wait on the tooth fairy.

“So he’s already recruiting some staff.”

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