A SHOPPING centre worker has been called an 'angel' after helping make a little boy's Christmas wish come true.

Adam Donaghy, 10, from County Derry in Northern Ireland, requested just one specific present from Father Christmas — a TJ Perkins WWE wrestling figure.

His mother Dolores scoured the whole of Ireland looking for the toy to send to Father Christmas for her son.

Stores in Ireland had run out of the 'popular' toy and the only place she could find the figure was more than 300 miles away in The Mall's Toys R Us store in Blackburn.

After speaking to management at the toy shop the mother-of-three was told it could take up to six weeks to be delivered to her hometown.

Desperate to make sure her son got what he wanted, Dolores decided to send a Facebook message to the shopping centre to see if any of the staff would be willing to buy and post the gift to her.

Vickie Mawdsley, marketing assistant at The Mall Blackburn, agreed to help by purchasing TJ Perkins and arranging for it to be couriered to Father Christmas, via the Irish Sea, just days before Christmas.

Dolores, who is also mother to 13-year-old Leah and six-year-old Hope, said: “When Adam wrote his letter to Father Christmas he had included some very expensive gifts, but after a little chat with his cousin about the value of money and the meaning of Christmas he scaled it right back to just the TJ Perkins figure and some ‘surprises’.

“It touched me that he had really taken on-board what had been said so I was absolutely determined he would get his one and only wish.

“Adam was absolutely overjoyed when he opened his gift and the look on his face made every second of worry worth it.

“I really can’t thank Vickie enough, she is my Christmas angel.”

Vickie, who has worked at The Mall for 12 years, said: “As a mum I know what it is like to go on the seemingly endless search for those elusive presents, so I was more than happy to help.

“I hope Adam and his mum, along with the rest of his family, had an amazing Christmas."