Girl plays Santa to bring Christmas cheer to others

| 21/12/2015
Cayman News Service

Nadia Simmonds (centre) with her friends who donated gifts at her Christmas party

(CNS): Young Nadia Simmonds has used her holiday celebration to collect gifts to give to less-fortunate children in Cayman this Christmas. When inviting her friends to her Christmas party earlier this month, the 11-year-old asked them to take along one wrapped gift to give away, collecting 25 presents that she handed over last week to the Department of Children and Family Services for distribution to children aged between six and 10.

Nadia explained why she decided to help other children.“I am fortunate, but I also know that there are many children who are not as fortunate. So I want to help make their Christmas special,” she said.

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Nadia hands over gifts to Dorline Welcome of the Department of Children and Family Services

“Even though this is a small way of making some children happy, it would be nice if many more fortunate children did this, too. My friends all helped make this possible and I want to thank them.”

One of her friends who contributed a gift was 11-year-old Rebecca Gaze.  “I think it was a brilliant idea by Nadia as it made us think about other children less fortunate than ourselves and we were able to give them a lovely gift for Christmas.  Nadia is very thoughtful,” she said.

Anais Small, 11, agreed. “Giving to this cause is important to me because it can make a real difference to a child’s Christmas.”

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