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Primary school pupil's Christmas decorations to help homeless cause in King's Lynn

A 10-year-old West Norfolk school pupil has been raising funds for the homeless by creating handmade Christmas decorations.

Lyndon Wood, a Year 6 pupil at Gaywood Community Primary School, originally created the decorations for a school competition.

After receiving a positive response on social media to the designs, Lyndon's mother Beccy said he had received nearly 15 orders for them.

Lyndon Wood, 10, of Gaywood Community Primary School. Picture: SUBMITTED
Lyndon Wood, 10, of Gaywood Community Primary School. Picture: SUBMITTED

Lyndon decided £2 from each sale will go to the King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter.

Mrs Wood said: "He has finished 14 and is waiting for them to be collected to take the proceeds along to the Night Shelter.

"He had extra donated by friends and family so it will be around £50 by the time he is done."

Lyndon's decoration. Picture: SUBMITTED
Lyndon's decoration. Picture: SUBMITTED

Lucy McKitterick, project coordinator for the Winter Night Shelter, said Lyndon's support will give at least one person a bed for Christmas.

She added: "King's Lynn has a Night Shelter because so many people in the community are helping make sure we have one, and it's always especially good to hear of young people getting involved in fundraising: they are already making sure we have a Night Shelter in the future.

"The cost of welcoming one homeless guest for one night is around £15 so ideas like these great Christmas decorations make a big difference to someone very quickly.

"We're very grateful both to him and to everyone who has responded to our winter appeal."

Anyone wishing to donate to the Night Shelter can do so online at https://www.klwns.org.uk/donate or by cheque to King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter at 5 St Ann's Fort, King's Lynn, PE30 1QS.

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