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Anne is a godsend for baby charity

Charity worker Anne Wilkinson who is supporting Romanian charity Primul Pas.

Charity worker Anne Wilkinson who is supporting Romanian charity Primul Pas.

 

Linlithgow woman Anne Wilkinson could rightly be regarded as something of a ‘Superwoman’.

As well as helping those at the end of their lives in a hospice, she finds time to help those at the other end of the scale – babies in Romania.

Anne, (59), of Springfield in Linlithgow, has been helping Romanian charity Primul Pas for the last six years, both as a mentor and fundraiser.

Visiting the country for the first time in 2008 and seeing the problems first-hand – she witnessed a mother begging in the street to try to raise money to buy antibiotics for her new-born child – she decided she could no longer sit back and do nothing.

Anne said: “It is heartbreaking to see a malnourished five-year-old child living rough in a railway station, cast aside like a piece of rubbish, scavenging for survival.

“In all conscience, I couldn’t just walk away ignoring it was happening. It wouldn’t have been right.”

Anne is taking a van full of donated clothing and goods to Romania in September.

 

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