Leeds boy with '˜heart of gold' helps toy appeal

A FIVE-year-old boy with a 'heart of gold' wanted his mother to buy presents for all the disadvantaged children in Leeds so they wouldn't wake up on Christmas morning with nothing to open.

Friday, 7th December 2018, 4:25 pm
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 4:35 pm
Rebecca Poole's son Jacob

Rebecca Poole told her son Jacob that she might struggle to fulfil his wish so the two of them came up with a plan.

Rebecca, of Seacroft, has launched a Go Fund Me page to raise cash to buy presents for the Yorkshire Evening Post backed Radio Aire Mission Christmas toy appeal

She said: “Jacob has got a heart of gold, he cares about everybody.

Rebecca Poole's son Jacob

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“Jacob said to me he is a very lucky boy and said some kids don’t have a mummy and a daddy.

He said there are also some kids that don’t get to live in a house or have Christmas presents or Christmas dinner.

“Jacob told me he would like me to buy all these children presents for Christmas, a house, a new mummy and daddy and a Christmas dinner.

“I explained to him that I can not buy them all those things as much as I would love to.

“So we decided to make this Go Fund me page together to see if we can raise a little bit of money for less fortunate children in our area.

“All funds will be donated to Radio Aire’s toy fund to provide Christmas presents to less fortunate children and families to make Christmas special for children that need it the most.”

Lisa Sullivan charity manager at Radio Aire, said: “We are so thankful for the support from Jacob and his mum Rebecca.

“We simply can’t run Mission Christmas without wonderful supporters like them.”

The Radio Aire Mission Christmas appeal invites people to buy one extra gift to help thousands of disadvantaged children across the county.

Last year’s Mission Christmas appeal supported 25,553 children in West Yorkshire.

Jacob and Rebecca’s Just Giving page can be found at www.tinyurl.com/y97osrq2

For more details, including information on how to get involved or make a donation, visit www.radioaire.co.uk/mission