Weʼve raised £180 to Help buy blankets hats scarves and gloves for the homeless in Glasgow.
- Funded on Tuesday, 27th December 2016
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TWO little girls made their way through the cold streets of Glasgow to hand out early Christmas gifts to the homeless.
Kind-hearted Lucy Wink, 11 and Anna Brownlie, 12 who both attend Douglas Academy in Milngavie, distributed 33 parcels to those in need.
The pair from Old Drumchapel included hats, scarves, gloves and sweeties in their parcels.
Lucy told the The Evening Times how she was inspired to take action after shopping with her mum and seeing a homeless man shivering outside Glasgow Central.
She said: “We were out a few months ago and I saw a man shaking and asked my mum if I could give him my gloves.
“I felt really sorry for him and wanted to do something to help.
“Anna, my best friend, and me decided to do something so thought we should give them presents.
“It took a few hours to wrap everything and we went out and handed them out.
“It felt great, it made our day seeing them so happy and I think it made their day too.”
Lucy and Anna headed off into Glasgow with their mums Elizabeth Wink and Pamela Brownlie on Saturday, November 19.
They handed out presents for around three hours, up and down the streets of Glasgow and managed to distribute the gifts to 15 men and 15 women.
Lucy added: “We left the house at 1pm and didn’t get back until 7pm.
“I think it was a kind thing for us to do as something has gone wrong in their lives and we wanted to help them.
“It makes me feel sad that we are cosy and warm in our houses but they are freezing in the streets.
“Anna and I want to do it next year and make it a tradition.”
Lucy’s mum Elizabeth, 47, added: “It was very heartwarming to see. The first man who received a present was quite young.
“He opened it straight away and started crying.
“It was very emotional seeing some of their reactions, a lot of them said “God bless” to the girls.
“Other people watching thought it was lovely too and were praising the girls for their kindness.
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- 1 year ago
Elizabeth Wink1 year ago
The girls raised 220£ and they handed it into the Simon community along with cakes they baked and clothes donations . Thank you to all who donated. They met and chatted to a few People who are living out in the streets and they listened to their struggles that occur daily for them. I'm so proud of the girls
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Dec 23, 2016
Merry Christmas girls. Keep up the good work in 2017 👏👏💕💕
Dec 22, 2016
You rock....all of you xxx
Dec 9, 2016
Dec 9, 2016
Good luck girls you are both amazing with amazing parents
Dec 6, 2016
Great work! Well done
Anne & Graeme
Dec 2, 2016
Keep up the good work and the Xmas spirit!
Nov 28, 2016
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