Actor Warwick Davis praises pupils

Warwick Davis visits Cottingham School
Warwick Davis visits Cottingham School

Star of television and films Warwick Davis called into a village school with his wife Sammy to thank pupils for supporting a charity dear to his heart.

He praised youngsters at Cottingham Church of England Primary School for their fundraising efforts which gave a boost to Little People UK, the charity of which he is patron.

Warwick has starred in the Harry Potter films playing Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook, was Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi and starred in the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant TV comedy Life’s Too Short.

He said: “As patron of Little People UK, I would like to thank Cottingham Primary School for their amazing fundraising work.

“I am delighted that LPUK were chosen as a beneficiary, and I know the money raised will go a long way to helping people with dwarfism.”

The school presented Warwick, chairman of Little People, and Sammy with a cheque for £137 raised at a recent charity day.

The charity was nominated by pupil Elliot Dee, eight, whose brother Bruce, seven, has a restricted growth condition called Achondroplasia.

Mo Dee, who is a school governor and Elliot and Bruce’s mum, said; “I was really touched that Elliot should think of his brother and nominate Little People UK to benefit from the charity day.

“We were delighted when Warwick offered to come along and accept the cheque, and it was an exciting and proud day for all the children.”

After the cheque presentation, the actor spent time talking to the children about his life and career and answering their questions.

The two other organisations which benefited from the school’s charity day were children’s charity Spurgeons and Rainbows Hospice for children and young people, each of which received donations of £137.