Andrew aims to help homeless at Christmas
a big-hearted schoolboy is raising money to support people who are living rough this Christmas.
andrew smith (8) from Livingston has nearly smashed his £500 target, which he wants to use to help homeless people in Edinburgh.
He set himself a goal of £500 and has so far raised £451 thanks to donations on his gofundme page.
He will use the money to buy essentials for filling gift and blessing bags so that he can hand them out before Christmas.
proud mum sarah said: “andrew has a diagnosis of autism, global developmental delay and also aDHD but this hasn’t stopped him from being a caring and compassionate little boy who is filled with empathy and concern for people who are in need.
“andrew has always shown and spoken of concern over people who are in poverty and who are homeless.
“this year he has been overly keen in telling the family he wants to make a difference for people who are sleeping rough.
“Each gift bag will contain a mixed amount of items that will help people and hopefully bring a little smile to their faces, knowing that they are in our thoughts and that they are being prayed for.
“they will include Items such as hygiene products, warm hats, socks, gloves, umbrellas, protein bars, couch sweets, plasters and hand-drawn Christmas cards from andrew.
“We hope to raise enough to buy some flasks and fill them with hot chocolate and soup too.”
to donate to andrew’s appeal go to www. gofundme.com/ andrews-reaching-out.
sarah is also holding a raffle to raise money. anyone who wants to donate can email andrewsreachin[email protected] outlook.com.