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Five-Year-Old Girl Makes Festive Hampers For Children In Hospital Over Christmas

Five-Year-Old Girl Makes Festive Hampers For Children In Hospital Over Christmas

A five year old girl has decided to give out a little Christmas love this year by putting together some hampers for kids who are going to be in hospital over the holidays.

Leeds local Lilyana Myers is currently collecting items like small toys and storybooks for the hampers, which she hopes will put a smile on the children's faces over the holidays.

She has already created nine hampers bursting with colouring books, toys, puzzles and Christmas sweet cones, but now she's on a mission to make more.

And that's not all...Lilyana also treated the nurses who will be busy at work over the Christmas period, too.

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How very generous!

Little Lilyana wanted to send out some Christmas cheer (Credit: SWNS)
Little Lilyana wanted to send out some Christmas cheer (Credit: SWNS)

Lilyana's hampers will have to go into quarantine for two weeks before being gifted to the children at Leeds Children's Hospital.

Her mum, Sam Myers, said: "Lilyana just wanted to do something nice just so the children have got something to look forward to.

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"She is just really caring and always thinking about others. It was her idea to do something for the poorly children."

Lilyana first got into charitable work during the first lockdown, after her mum sold some of her old clothes and toys on eBay.

The profits from the sales gave Lilyana money to get ingredients to make around 50 bath bombs and 150 cones filled with sweets, which they then donated to the hospital and the Leeds Children's Charity.

Lilyana's charity work is now gaining momentum (Credit: SWNS)
Lilyana's charity work is now gaining momentum (Credit: SWNS)
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And after helping them out, Lilyana received a letter from the charity's managing director thanking her for the gifts.

Lisa Beaumont, a manager at Leeds Children's Hospital, said: "We're so grateful to Lilyana for everything she's doing to support our Christmas present campaign.

"Christmas is going to be very different this year for patients and staff.

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"Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, visiting is more restricted, play rooms are closed and we are not able to hold many of our usual festive activities.

"We're still aiming to make Christmas magical, whilst keeping everyone safe.

"Donating Christmas presents is a wonderful way for members of the public to make a real difference".

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Charitable Lilyana and her efforts are now drumming up support on social media, too, where an Instagram page for her 'pamper boxes' has led to growing interest in the hospital's Christmas hamper appeal.

If you want to join the movement, you can drop off your festive hampers via Leeds company Your Local Greengrocer at their Sheepscar warehouse.

Those wanting to drop off their hampers at the children's hospital must book in advance to attend one of two socially-distanced drop off events.

Check out Lilyana's Instagram page here to get involved or see what she's up to.

What an incredible little girl!

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Christmas, Real, Life

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