AN EIGHT-year-old boy has raised more than £50 by making and selling birdfeeders at his school, in aid of a social enterprise working in Caerleon.

Morgan Jeffrey has been described by the social enterprise project, Village Enterprise Wales, as a "great little fundraiser" who raised the cash both in school and door-to-door with the help of his grandmother Dorothy.

Morgan was surprised when three volunteers from the project showed up at his school assembly at Caerleon Endowed last month to present him with a certificate for all his hard work.

"Morgan helped to raise money for our health and wellbeing Christmas dinner," explained Lois Greenhalgh, a member of the social enterprise and assistant to its directors. "The dinner was a resounding success and we also had a visit from workers at Sainburys Local who came to see how their donations were helping the community.

"We had generous donations from many organisations in the community for the dinner, including the local Spar, Phillips Fruit and Veg, the Village Butchers and Sainsburys. They donated all the veg, meat and pudding."

The dinner also included a raffle for a painting donated by local artist Wilfred Bevan, which was won by Mary Parker.

Village Enterprise Wales Ltd has four areas of business which it plans to develop, including healthy food manufacturing; support services such as light domestic duties, gardening, help with shopping, dog walking and pet sitting; a health and wellbeing initiative involving friendly chat groups, Tai Chi classes and dance lessons; and work placement and training.