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Star Wars actor grants sick boy’s wish at Royal London Hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:52 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:57 15 March 2016

Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as

Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as "priceless". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 13, 2016. The actor, who plays Finn in the popular film franchise, delivered toys to sick children at the Royal London Hospital. See PA story SHOWBIZ Boyega. Photo credit should read: Adam Duke/Rays of Sunshine/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Stormtrooper John Boyega made some young fans very happy this week when he dropped into the children’s ward at the Royal London Hospital.

Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Mitzi, 7 (right) a patient at The Royal London Hospital and her brother, Teddy, 5 (second right) both from London, visited by Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, (second left) and Layla Bell (left) at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell, who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Mitzi, 7 (right) a patient at The Royal London Hospital and her brother, Teddy, 5 (second right) both from London, visited by Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, (second left) and Layla Bell (left) at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell, who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as "priceless". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 13, 2016. The actor, who plays Finn in the popular film franchise, delivered toys to sick children at the Royal London Hospital. See PA story SHOWBIZ Boyega. Photo credit should read: Adam Duke/Rays of Sunshine/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Bafta-winner Boyega, who plays Finn in the Star Wars franchise, was there to grant a wish for five-year-old Daniel Bell from Ormskirk.

The big-hearted youngster said he wished he could hand out presents to other young patients alongside his favourite film character - and Boyega “jumped at the chance” to grant it.

Boyega taught Daniel some nifty lightsaber moves as part of the special treat, organised by Rays Of Sunshine Children’s Charity.

The actor described Daniel as “an amazing and inspirational boy”.

Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as "priceless". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 13, 2016. The actor, who plays Finn in the popular film franchise, delivered toys to sick children at the Royal London Hospital. See PA story SHOWBIZ Boyega. Photo credit should read: Adam Duke/Rays of Sunshine/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

He said: “When I heard about Daniel’s wish to meet Finn, I jumped at the chance to make it come true. It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays Of Sunshine.

“It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive.”

Daniel’s mum Rosalind said the meeting was something money could not buy.

She said: “To see Daniel smile like that without a care in the world after everything he’s been through, knowing how much time and effort Rays Of Sunshine have put in to his wish and that John Boyega gave his time to make it come true, is priceless.”

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