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US News Child asks Santa for food and a home in heartbreaking Christmas letter

14:30  19 november  2019
14:30  19 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A child from Liverpool has written a poignant letter to Santa asking him to provide her family with a home and food for Christmas . The letter was found at the L6 Community Centre in the city after it was left in a Christmas post box in the cafe when they began decorating for the festive season.

A heartbreaking letter has been found that was written by a 7-year-old child , in which they ask Santa to provide food and a home for their family this Christmas . The post box was set up for children who visit the center to post letters asking Santa for their Christmas wishes.

a close up of text on a whiteboard: The letter to Father Christmas written by a seven-year-old child © PA The letter to Father Christmas written by a seven-year-old child A child from Liverpool has written a poignant letter to Santa asking him to provide her family with a home and food for Christmas.

The letter was found at the L6 Community Centre in the city after it was left in a Christmas post box in the cafe when they began decorating for the festive season.

The post box was left out for children who visit the centre to post their Christmas wishes.

In the letter, the child says: "Dear Father Christmas. Can you help?

"Can we have a home for Christmas? Mam wants us to be all together. Can you give us some food and can I have just a nice doll for Christmas?

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The letter was left in a Christmas postbox at a Community Centre in Everton. A 7-year-old girl in Liverpool, England, has reportedly written a pleading letter to Father Christmas — asking for food and shelter "Can we have a home for Christmas ? Mam wants us to be all together,” the girl writes.

In the letter , the desperate child writes: "Dear Father Christmas . Can you help? "Can we have a home for Christmas ? Mam wants us to be all together. The letter arrived when the team at the community centre began decorating for Christmas . The post box in the cafe had been left for visiting children to

"Thank you."

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A copy of the letter was posted on Twitter by a local Labour councillor, Gerard Woodhouse, who said: "I stopped by yesterday, and I opened the post box and saw the letter there. It was so upsetting to read.

"I know the children, and it's not right that a seven-year-old child is worrying about Christmas in November.

There is no one around to support these children."

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Despite the seemingly desperate nature of the letter, Mr Woodhouse said he is not surprised by it.

"It's only going to get worse," he said.

"A few weeks ago we were sitting down with a few of the kids from the centre. One child said, 'I just want to be warm this Christmas'. These kids know their parents have not got the money this year for presents.

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A child , seven, wrote a heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for a home and food for Christmas . The child posted the letter at the ' Santa 'Dear Santa , can we have a home and some food for Christmas ?': Seven-year-old child 's heartbreaking letter is put in community centre's festive post box.

A desperate seven-year-old child in the UK has written a heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for a home and food for her family for Christmas . The letter was left in a Christmas postbox at the L6 Community Centre in Everton. Local Labour councillor Gerard Woodhouse posted a picture of the

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"We are seeing first-hand how difficult it is, and it is just so upsetting."

Mr Woodhouse added that the team at the community centre are trying to help the family, with talks of them being put up in a hotel for Christmas Day.

At the moment, the children currently live with a relative.

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After the letter was posted online, an outpouring of support followed, with people offering toys or volunteering their time to help the centre.

The centre describes itself as in the "heart of Everton-supporting community [in] north Liverpool to try and make a difference for the young and old".

Poverty in Liverpool is higher than the UK average, with 29% of children in the city living below the breadline once housing costs are taken into consideration - according to a 2018 House of Commons report.

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