Foster Care Gifts for Boys
Thousands of gifts were donated to two young boys in foster care following a Twitter appeal for Christmas presents.
16:52 19 December 2016
On Friday, PC Sally Baines of West Yorkshire Police posted an appeal on Twitter for two boys in foster care who had never had pillows, toothbrushes or toys. Many people have responded and thousands of gifts have been given. Ms Baines said that she was “overwhelmed” by the generous donations, and said the boys now had “more than enough” presents.
The donations started coming after Ms Baines's first tweet, on Friday, which said: "Just been told about 2 kids under 6 who have been taken into foster care. Never had pillows, toothbrushes, toys. I am heartbroken."
She then tweeted: "Been asked if I can donate any toys or books for them, I think I will be going shopping this weekend to get them some stuff."
Mr Baines said that the boys received teddies, books, a football and a Star Wars scooter.