Kind-Hearted Little Boy Donates Christmas Presents
  • December 25, 2015
  • Rachel Loosley Creative Writer and Social Media Millennial



    Five-year-old Finlay Niemand has penned the best letter to Father Christmas possibly ever written.


    This year, this wonderful youngster has asked for ‘a scooter and some surprises’, and for his parents to give one of his presents ‘to a little boy from Syria, who has nothing.’

    Finlay’s mum, Kim, had this to say about her son’s note:


    “At first, I wasn’t sure if I was reading his letter correctly, so I asked him to read it out to me. When he told me that he wanted to give one of his presents away to a refugee child, I initially couldn’t comprehend that a five-year-old would consider giving up a present. I took the letter to my husband, and I was really tearful.”

    After being blown away by her son’s thoughtful wish, Kim got in touch with charity ActionAid to see what they could do to make it come true.

    This year ActionAid have set up two mum and baby centres on the Greek island of Lesvos. With the help of Kim and Finlay’s donation, ActionAid were able to provide toys for the centre for babies and children to play with. The centres provide much needed rest and support for mothers on the Island.

    Kim admits that Finlay is a very caring boy who enjoys watching the news, so is aware of the struggles that people in other parts of the world have to deal with.

    She also added that:

    “The children were talking about it at school, and asking whether they might have a Syrian child join their class…Finlay’s teacher told me that every child put their hand up and said that they could take a Syrian child in their classroom.”

    Here’s hoping that this little boy’s selfless deed encourages us all to dig deep and give whatever we can to those who really need it this Christmas.

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