A PREMIER League star - inspired by his mum - has donated two medical chairs to wards at Fairfield General Hospital.

Leicester City midfielder Matty James' mum is a staff nurse on Ward 20 at the Bury hospital.

And after seeing her efforts, he has handed over two therapy tilt chairs, worth £2,000, to the institution.

The chairs, which will be used on medical wards 20 and 21, can be easily adjusted for patients, with the tilt allowing people to get in and out more easily.

Patients who could not normally sit up, outside of bed, are able to do so, allowing access to therapy and speeding up their recovery.

Matty, who comes from Bacup and was a former England youth player in four age groups, said: "My mum Maxine James works as a staff nurse on ward 20.

"I’ve watched her commitment to patients across the ward and I wanted to help.

"I have donated this money to show my appreciation of all the staff and their hard work that they do and to help patients continue to receive outstanding care."

Nicola Rimmington, lead nurse for general medicine for Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation, added: "This very kind donation will help our patients enormously.

"They will help prevent muscle wastage and pressure ulcers, while providing a comfortable and safe place to sit.”