Kind-hearted Pendle team helping to spread Christmas joy

KIND-HEARTED: Lindsay Anderson, Leila Neve, and Charlotte Neve delivering Lottieboxes at Leeds General Infirmary last year (S)
KIND-HEARTED: Lindsay Anderson, Leila Neve, and Charlotte Neve delivering Lottieboxes at Leeds General Infirmary last year (S)
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A kind-hearted team are appealing to Pendle residents to help them spread Christmas joy and brighten the days of poorly youngsters and their families.

Leila Neve and her best friend Lindsay Anderson are once again out and about collecting items that they can put into special “Lottieboxes”. From toys, to books, to crayons, to bath and shower goodies, all donations that can fit into a shoebox will be gratefully received.

Their aim is to give something back and help other families after Leila’s daughter Charlotte suffered a brain haemorrhage and a series of strokes in 2012.

The packages, which will be made available to children of all ages, will include a message from Charlotte and will be delivered to hospitals on Monday, December 22nd.

Leader Times Newspaper columnist Leila (34) said: “We’re both really excited about doing this again. What a wonderful way to brighten up the day for poorly children and their families.

“It was such a humbling experience to meet the children last year and hear their stories.

“They were so stunned to know that people were thinking of them and supporting them and it really does make a huge difference in spurring them on that we want to help more families this year.”

Drop-off points are The Green Chimney, in Colne, the Cotton Tree Inn, in Trawden, The Neve Clinic, in Burnley, and Nationwide Building Society, in Burnley town centre. Donations must be in by Monday, December 15th.