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How Chris Lamb's cholocate orange appeal melted the hearts of readers
5:16pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
CHRIS Lamb will be facing an uphill task next December to top the mountain of 500 chocolate oranges he collected this Christmas for nurses who cared for his late son.
The dedicated 35-year-old from Moss Bank says he will be forever indebted to medical staff who helped his son Elliot, who was born with severe brain damage and died just before Christmas in 2010, aged four.
The civil servant started buying the chocolate treats as a small thanks for their treatment of Elliot, during his regular trips to Whiston and Alder Hey Hospitals.
Chris said: “The reaction when we handed them out was brilliant. I think they loved it. It was a long, but lovely day. There were so many chocolate oranges that we were going to get a porter’s trolley,” he joked.
“It was emotional, because I saw some of them for the first time since Elliot passed away. But next year I’ll have to better it.”