An­drew aims to help home­less at Christ­mas

West Lothian Courier - - News - Deb­bie Hall

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. go­ an­drews-reach­ing-out.

sarah is also hold­ing a raf­fle to raise money. any­one who wants to do­nate can email an­drews­reachin­[email protected] out­

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