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Kind-hearted schoogirl helps replace stolen Christmas gifts

By Jamie Hall

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A BIG-hearted schoolgirl stepped in to save the day after thieves took a box of toys intended for disadvantaged children.

Savannah Kelly (8) was inspired to help bring festive cheer to those less fortunate after overhearing her parents talking about the theft, which happened around November 28.

The youngster, whose sister Amelia inspired the creation of the Young Highlander Awards, raised £645.86 to buy replacement toys.

Mum Kelly MacRae says her daughter has ensured dozens of children will have something to open on Christmas morning.

“I am super proud of her,” Mrs MacRae said.

“She overheard me and her dad talking about how shocking it was and decided that she wanted to help.

“Children don’t get enough credit, but Savannah put her heart and soul into it, and hopefully there will be a lot of children who will benefit.”

MFR charity executive Allana Mackay said: “Savannah has made a massive difference to kids across the north who otherwise would not have anything to wake up to on the 25th.

“The generosity of someone so young is amazing and her commendable gesture has proven how we can all help others this Christmas.”

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that enquiries into the theft of the toys are ongoing.

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