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Young girl's dream to feed the homeless, one bread roll at a time

Photo: ITV News Meridian

She calls herself 'Elle Angel' and to the people she meets she is just that.

Every Sunday, 7-year-old Elle delivers food to the homeless - travelling around Southampton with her mum looking for people in need of help.

She really is an extraordinary young girl and Elle is now hoping her idea will encourage others to do them same.

  • Mary Stanley joined her on one of her rounds:

She's only small but Elle's dream is to bring a big smile to the people that she meets - people whose lives have been affected by homelessness.

She first started her mission on her 7th birthday, sharing her birthday cake with people on the streets.

Now every Sunday she makes up rolls to take to those in need.

Every Sunday she makes up rolls to take to those in need Credit: ITV Meridian

Elle first learnt about homelessness while out with her Dad when she spotted a man sleeping rough on the street.

She took it on herself to help. Later insisting they took food to him.

  • Elle, 7-years-old

After packing the car with more than 40 bags of rolls, Elle sets off in search of people needing her help, accompanied today by her Mum and school headteacher.

Elle packs the car with more than 40 bags of rolls Credit: ITV Meridian

It's not just about giving food - it's making time for a chat.

In the city centre she meets this woman who fell into a life of drink and drugs, losing her home and her family.

Now she's trying to turn her life around - helped by a friendly face.

Elle wants to take Elle's Angels all over the world, and want one child in every school in every town to do the same as her.

She wants to show that one act of kindness can make a huge difference.

She want's to show that one act of kindness can make a huge difference. Credit: ITV Meridian

Follow Elle's journey on her Instagram page: ellesangellittlestar.

  • Elle, her mum Lisa and her headteacher Phil Thomas joined Luke and Amanda in the studio: