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Lorna Hughes & Peter Diamond

Lonely nana overwhelmed with Christmas 'kindness' after granddaughter’s appeal

A grandmother has been flooded with Christmas cards sent to her from across the world after an appeal by a caring relative on social media.

Margaret Pattison, is said to be overwhelmed at people's kindness, after her granddaughter asked if people could post her a Christmas greeting, because she was worried her nana was feeling lonely.

The 89-year-old was disappointed and upset that there were no cards coming through the post, as many of her friends have passed away.

However, thanks to granddaughter Jenny Leamey, Margaret has had cards delivered from around the globe including, Spain, New York, Crete and Florida.

The well-wishers haven’t let up though and Mrs Pattison is amazed by the sheer volume of packages coming through her door.

Margaret admiring one of her many Christmas cards sent by strangers from around the world (Jenny Leamey)

Jenny said: “I only expected to get a couple, but it went mad.

“My nana loves it every morning, she gets a new card and she sits and reads them all.

“She’s even re-reading all the old ones.”

Margaret, from Leeds, has been unwell and is currently unable to go out but the cards are helping to brighten up her days.

Jenny said: “I don’t know how it got so far, even Christmas Island sent her one.”

“She loves that someone sent her a card from Australia, because the card had a picture of Santa with shorts on - which made her so giddy.”

Jenny moved in with Margaret during the first lockdown so she could stay at home, report Hull Live.

She added: “My nana is like my mum, she brought me, my brother and sister up.

“Its amazing that there is a lot of kind people out there, to brighten up her Christmas.

“I would have no idea how many cards she has received, another bag full came yesterday.”

Not only has Margaret received cards but presents, chocolates and biscuits have also been delivered. One woman even wants to come over to meet her.

Jenny has put up all the cards on her walls too for her nana to enjoy.

The family is now trying to appeal for cards to be sent to local care homes as well to help brighten up the festive season for more elderly people.

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