• Family with children in Rojales to spend Christmas – around a Christmas tree for the first time

By Andrew Atkinson

A family with children in Rojales are to spend Christmas  – around a Christmas tree for the first time – thanks to the kindness of a plethora of well wishers during the festive period.

“I gave a Christmas tree and decorations to a Spanish family who live in Rojales – they cannot afford one – her children have never had one,” said kind hearted Laura Mills.

Oldham born Laura, who lives in Rojales, who has befriended the mother said: “She has hardly anything in her house. The family requires furniture, bedding, towels and clothes for her and the family.

“They also need a kettle, toaster, bedside cabinets, lamps, etc., basically anything for the home.

“They have one towel and one set of bedding on the bed – what they do have needs throwing away – they’re in such bad condition.”

Following the family’s plight being made known people have rallied to their cause – to help make it a Happy Christmas.

Amongst the many that have brought Christmas cheer to the family is Caroline Steenstra, from San Luis, Torrevieja, who said: “I’d happily be a donation station and collect items and forward them onto Laura.”

Tina Leonard from Los Montesinos said: “I can help with bedding and towels.”

Natasha Crowland said: “I have a three-year-old boy and the family can have some of his clothes.”

Elsie Jones from La Marina said: “We have some sheets and bedding for a double bed.”

Jane Palomba from Benijofar said: “I have towels and bedding for a King Size bed.”

The Club, Quesada have also come forward with food donations.

Laura added: “Anything and everything will be gratefully received. She is so appreciative of anything given to her.

Isn’t that what Christmas is about?”

“Over one hundred people have come forward to offer donations of which is gratefully received,” Laura told The Leader.

If you can help with the cause please telephone Laura on: +34 659 193 443 and email: