Brothers’ Christmas gifts to those less fortunate
Two young brothers from Cambuslang have shown the true meaning of Christmas with a generous act.
Eight- year- old Zach Sharp, a pupil at Cairns Primary, decided he wanted to help those children less fortunate enjoy the kind of Christmas he will.
And when his little brother, Jake (4), found out about his brother’s act of kindness, he too wanted to play a part.
So the pair broke open the piggy banks their gran, Mags (65), keeps for them to buy toys to donate to the ‘Community and Beyond Toy Bank’ in Govan.
Between them, the boys had £75 to spend on gifts which they hope will bring some joy to less fortunate families on December 25.
The act has left their parents - Sarah (38) and Ian (40) - extremely proud of them.
Sarah, who works as a PA for Bacardi, said: “Zach is a sensitive wee boy. One day, we were watching TV and an advert came on about homeless children and how they wouldn’t get a Christmas. “He got quite upset and asked how he would be able to help them.
“Their gran puts away £2 a week for them in pocket money, and Zach really wanted to use that to buy toys.”
Once Zach made his mind up, young Jake was quick to offer his help too.
Sarah added: “Jake is very young, but we said to him we were buying toys for those less fortunate and he was quite happy with that.
“He’s got lots of toys and he wanted to be like his big brother.”
The family, who now stay in Newton Farm, had previously donated clothes to aid Syrian refugees, and Zach had been involved with Children in Need fundraising at his school.
Sarah, Ian, who is an engineer, and Mags are all delighted with the brothers decision, and Sarah revealed their gran was particularly happy.
She laughed: “She just thinks it’s great, she was crying but she cries at everything!
“We’re definitely proud of them. Zach is such a caring wee guy, who is always thinking of others.”
The Community and Beyond Toy Bank posted a picture of the pair on their Facebook page when they came to drop off the toys on Saturday (December 5).
Over 130 people “liked” the picture and many praised the lads for their generosity.
One person wrote: “What a lovely thing to do, thank you Jake & Zac..your family must be very proud of you. Have a lovely Xmas.”