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Kind hearted boys save up their pennies to help sick kids

Friday, December 22, 2017


Parents up and down the land have been tearing their hair out over the last few weeks, in the search for the perfect pressie for their children.

But one mum from Pollok in Glasgow was proud as punch when her boys Rhys (5) and Cole (11) announced that they wanted to something nice for children who were too ill to get home for Christmas – by using their own pocket money to buy them presents.

Kym Black said: “Nobody wants to spend Christmas in hospital, especially when you’re just a kid.

“I was delighted to hear that my boys were putting others first. They go to a lovely school – St Monica’s – and they are taught a lot about charity and caring for others.

“They saved up their pocket money for about two months now, so we had enough to buy stockings and presents for the wee ones.

“We all really enjoyed visiting the hospital and handing out the gifts to the wee ones. There were even chocolates for the staff who work so hard all year long.”

Chief Nurse Jennifer Rodgers said: “We were delighted to hear how kind-hearted and thoughtful Rhys and Cole were in thinking of the babies and children who will be staying in our hospital this Christmas. 

“The gifts they have given are so appreciated and will bring smiles and delight to the children who receive them. Well done - this is truly what Christmas is all about!”


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