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£45raised of £200 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £200 to Save a little boy and his mummy's Christmas!

Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Category
Emergencies
Time left
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My dearest, dearest friend Angela Roper has saved up all year through Parks for £700 in love2shop vouchers to fund her Christmas shopping.

Her plan was to buy a lovely new TV for her 7yr old son Gabriel, along with other bits n bobs to go with it and gifts for her nieces, nephews and relatives. Sadly, when she went to retrieve the vouchers from their hiding place, she was horrified to find they were not there!

She has pulled her house to pieces, over and over, hunting high and low in the hope she had simply misplaced them, but the hiding place was such that they could not have been lost and coming to terms with the realisation that someone very close to her has stolen her little boy's Christmas has been very difficult.

We now know who has done this to her and we know it was an unprovoked, malicious attack intending to cause as much emotional distress as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to prove anything and the vouchers can not be cancelled or replaced so the whole amount is completely lost.

She doesn't know I am doing this as I am hoping to restore faith in humanity with this lovely surprise!!

Ange and Gabriel have had more heartache over the last few years than anyone should have to deal with in a life time and while I can't take away the feeling of betrayal, I hope to salvage a little of their Christmas by raising some money towards what's they've lost. The target has been set at £200 as I can't seem to get it set lower, but in all honesty, even the smallest amount raised towards Gabriel's new TV would be so greatly, greatly appreciated!

I have updated the main pic with a photo of Ange, but as she doesn't know about this, I can't check how she feels about sharing Gabriel's image so I will not be adding a pic of him, but take it from me, he's one awesomely cool lil dude!!!!

Just £1 would mean the world!!

Thank you x

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  • Leigh Taylor-Heron

    Leigh Taylor-Heron

    17 days ago

    Leigh Taylor-Heron

    Angela's friends and family have really rallied and Gabriel will now have a bunch of toys for Santa to deliver!!! While this is wonderfully humbling, he is still missing his 'big' present - a new TV! While the target on this page is set at £200, any amount raised would be so much appreciated!! Please, please help if you can!! But remeber, this is a secret that Angela knows nothing about!!!! Thank you so, so much!!!! Leigh xxx

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  • V Turnbull

    V Turnbull

    Nov 18, 2016

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 15, 2016

    Leigh, Awful news to hear - but such a lovely thoughtful gesture - Hope they have a happy & peaceful Christmas 🎄 Berni

    £5.00

  • Kelly Bruce

    Kelly Bruce

    Nov 15, 2016

    £10.00

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Leigh Taylor-Heron

Leigh Taylor-Heron

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

I hate to see my best friend so upset by this unthinkable act, I can't sit back and prepare for my own child's Christmas without trying to help save this awesome lil dudes Christmas!!

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