Child's heartbreaking letter to ill Santa who 'can't come to our house'

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No child should have to write a letter like that, says Liverpool charity.

A heartbreaking letter to Father Christmas penned by a 10-year-old schoolgirl has gone viral after striking an emotional chord with the nation.

The note reveals young Lily has been told Santa is sick and won’t be able to visit her house this year. She urges him to get well soon so he can visit her brother and make him happy.

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The letter was shared by Liverpool charity Big Help Project to highlight the struggles facing families living in poverty this Christmas.

The poignant letter reads: "To Santa, mum told me you are sick this year and you can't come to our house. I hope you get better soon. I think it would make my brother happy! Love Lilly xx (Age 10). PS. We have been really good."

A heartbreaking letter to Father Christmas penned by a 10-year-old schoolgirl. Image: Big Help ProjectA heartbreaking letter to Father Christmas penned by a 10-year-old schoolgirl. Image: Big Help Project
A heartbreaking letter to Father Christmas penned by a 10-year-old schoolgirl. Image: Big Help Project | Big Help Project

The Big Help Project charity, based on Boaler Street in Kensington, said: "No child should have to think Santa is poorly and can't bring them presents. One in seven children will go without any gifts this Christmas. We are using our campaign 'Dear Santa' to reflect the struggles families living in poverty will face over the festive season.”

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