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Lanarkshire woman’s a Christmas cracker as she donates over 200 bags of presents

A big-hearted Lanarkshire woman has helped to provide Christmas cheer for over 200 children this festive season.

Lanarkshire Live recently told how Emily Lynch, a dental nurse in Cambuslang, was appealing for gifts to help underprivileged youngsters this December.

In total Emily and her friend Zoe Jamieson were able to hand in an amazing 230 presents to five different good causes, all of which will give a little bit of happiness to kids come December 25.

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The total number is even more than the number that Emily managed to collect last year, when she handed out 194 donations.

Emily told us : “It’s been really good this year and the response has been amazing.

“What Zoe and I have found heart-warming is that people who gave via us last year are now doing it themselves this year and even getting their own children involved which is lovely to hear.

“Every year we are blown away with people’s generosity.”

Emily
Emily was delighted at the amount of gifts

Five chosen good causes – Barnardos Glasgow and Easterhouse, Sean’s Trust Social Work, Social Work Easterhouse, Broomloan Nursery and Aberlour Glasgow have all received gifts from Emily and Zoe., who have been carrying out their Christmas gifts initiative for the past few years.

Earlier this year we told how the 30-year-old, who works at Cambuslang Dental Care on the town’s Main Street, was having to adjust her previous gift collecting routine to cope with coronavirus regulations.

However she was delighted at the efforts of locals throughout Rutherglen and Cambuslang, who provided plenty of items.

Emily added: “The gifts have been so greatly appreciated and children will have smiles on Christmas Day thanks to everyone who donated and helped.

“I can’t thank everyone enough who makes this possible.”

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