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Famous Soccer Player Gets Involved When 7-Year-Old Asks Santa for ‘A Home and Some Food’

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A 7-year-old's heartbreaking Christmas wish list has gone viral, gaining the assistance of thousands! Not to mention a famous soccer player as well.


“I would love to get in touch with the family and help them have a good Christmas.” 

A “Santa postbox” was placed in the L6 Community Centre’s cafe, in Everton, England, for visiting children to send their wish lists to Old Saint Nick.

The team from the L6 Community Centre discovered one request in particular among these letters to Santa that sparked some real action from the Everton community. The letter, from a 7-year-old, read:

“Dear Father Christmas. Can you help? Can we have a home for Christmas? Mam wants us to be all together, can you give us some food and can I just have just nice doll for Christmas? Thank you.”

Devastated, thousands of people quickly responded through Facebook offering to donate cash, food, clothes and presents to the child and their family. Among those people was a local sports star.

Touched by the child asking for basic needs such as food and shelter, a famous soccer player—who requested to remain nameless—immediately reached out wanting to get involved.

Speaking to the ECHO, he said, “In this case, things are that bad the child is asking for what most take for granted and at that young age should be worrying about what game to play next not what meal comes next.

“I would love to get in touch with the family and help them have a good Christmas.” 

The player, in his 20’s, see’s the situation as a “disgrace” and is making every effort to help struggling families this Christmas and those to come.

The player, with the help of the L6 centre team, will be doing their best to create a Christmas miracle for as many families as possible by helping with basic needs such as accommodation and food.

Recognizing that so many have much more than basic necessities, the team will get to fulfill the last part of the child’s wish as well. “Can I just have just nice doll for Christmas. Thank you.”

“That child will go into school and have kids saying ‘I got this, I got that, what did you get?’ and they either have to respond nothing special or lie and make things up,” says the soccer player.

“I want to help so that this child can feel special and equal to other kids because they’re not inferior and may feel they’re a bad child as everyone says if your good Father Christmas will get you what you ask for.”

The L6 centre will be giving away 20,000 toys to children this Christmas season.

Support your community and the children in your area. Those Salvation Army bells will be out there or donate here.