A SELFLESS youngster has received a £500 donation in support of his campaign to help the homeless.

Jacob Rabi-Laleh, eight, whose backpack campaign has put together a total of 350 backpacks stuffed to the brim with essentials for rough sleepers, received a donation from Beta Pharmaceuticals to help him continue his work.

The youngster, who recently took his campaign on to national television on BBC’s The One Show is planning to fill 1,000 backpacks before he reaches the age of ten.

A Beta Charitable Trust spokesman said the group was “inspired” by Jacob’s story.

The spokesman said: “A huge thank you to all the staff at Beta Pharmaceuticals who donated through cakes and other bakes. The money went a long way in helping the homeless during the bitter cold weather.

“In just under a year and a half, Jacob and his small team have managed to pack and distribute a total of 350 backpacks already and we are sure he will reach his target in time. He is getting the attention he deserves for such an incredible and inspiring story.

“We wish Jacob all the luck in the world for the remainder of his mission.”

To learn more about Jacob’s mission, go to jacobsbackpackcampaign.co.uk