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Prestonpans six-year-old Jack Henderson - who was this week nominated for a prestigious charity award - is offering county residents the chance to meet children's music superstars The Wiggles.

The Australian four-piece play the Edinburgh Playhouse on May 25 and were so impressed by the Cockenzie Primary pupil's efforts to raise more than £16,000 for the Sick Kids Hospital they donated a prize to win admission to the show for a family of four and meet The Wiggles.

Jack is now running a competition through his website to win the prize and inviting entrants to draw and colour in a picture related to The Wiggles. Entrants must be under 13 and are asked to make a donation to Jack's fundraising.

Entries close on Wednesday (May 18) and Jack will select a winner.

Jack recently increased his fundraising target to £20,000.

www.jackdrawsanything.com Meanwhile the young internet sensation has also been shortlisted for the Charity Champion at this year's Scottish Charity Awards.

Jack, of Prestonpans, has raised thousands for the Sick Kids' Friends Foundation by accepting donations in return for picture requests. Within two weeks, over 500 pictures had been requested.

He has gone on to appear on national television, built over 3,000 Facebook fans and attracted over 100,000 people to his website jackdrawsanything.com.

Jack's dad Ed Henderson said: "We are so delighted Jack has been shortlisted for this award.

"Jack Draws Anything has been a real family affair and we are just happy to have been able to raise money for the Sick Kids' Friends Foundation. To have been nominated and shortlisted in recognition is great." Jack wanted to raise money for the hospital baby brother Noah attends regularly and parents Rose and Ed had thought it might be a good way to raise £100. But the Prestonpans brood, including middle brother Toby, have enjoyed a whirlwind couple of months since the site's launch.

Maureen Harrison, Chief Executive of the Sick Kids' Friends Foundation, said: "We are very excited that Jack's wonderful pictures and really innovative fundraising which will benefit so many children has been shortlisted for this award." The Awards Dinner will be held at Mansfield Traquair Centre, Edinburgh on June 16.