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.