Earlier this year the Journal and Gazette ran an appeal to help babies and children living in poverty in Romania.
And our readers certainly rallied to the call with an amazing response.
Bags and boxes deluged our drop off points – so much so, that the target of filling a van by this month had been reached in July, nearly three months ahead of schedule.
Linlithgow resident Anne Wilkinson had visited the country two years earlier and was appalled by the number of children who were living in squalor.
In an attempt to do something to help some of the most vulnerable people there, she set out on a dedicated and heartfelt mission to help the destitute, the dispossessed and the desperate in Romania.
Anne enlisted our assistance to get her message out to the wider West Lothian community of the hardships facing many families living on the breadline.
She said: “There can be no greater basic need for a baby than a clean, dry nappy, warm clothing and milk to drink.
“And, with your readers’ kindness and generosity, we have now managed to fill a van with 210 boxes of powdered milk, nappies, feeding bottles, clothing and other essentials for both babies and children in Romania.”
As winter is now fast approaching there, the van, being driven by volunteers David Taylor and his wife Helen will be warmly welcomed when it arrives next week and your donations are delivered to those families in the most need of help.
Anne wanted to thank the Journal and Gazette’s many readers for the way they rallied to her call for help.