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10-year-old donates entire Lego collection to St. Vincent’s

Wednesday 29th August 2018

10-year-old James Blair from Johnstone has donated his entire Lego collection to St. Vincent’s Hospice for children who come to visit relatives and loved ones.

James, who is in Primary Six at St. Margaret’s Primary School, brought in seven years’ worth coloured bricks, planes, trucks, cars and much more, collected from Birthdays and Christmases.

James said: “I don’t play with Lego much anymore, so decided to clear it out. I didn’t just want to throw it away: a lot of it is really expensive, took a lot of work to build and I thought I could do something nice with it.

“My Gran and Cousin were looked after by St. Vincent’s Hospice, so I decided to give them my Lego, so that other boys and girls who come to visit their family will have something to play with.”

St. Vincent’s Hospice are a specialist provider of palliative and Hospice care for individuals and families throughout Renfrewshire who are affected by life-limiting conditions. They also provide bereavement support and counselling for children and young people, from two to 18 years old, who have suffered the loss of a loved on.

Laura McDade, Fundraiser for St. Vincent’s Hospice who works closely with primary schools throughout the Renfrewshire area, said: “This is an amazing gesture from James, and we can’t thank him enough for this generosity. At St. Vincent’s, not only do we work with Children and young people going through difficult times every single day, but we have countless come through our doors every week to visit relatives and loved ones, and we are positive that they will get hours of fun out of the Lego.

“Donations like this just prove that everyone has something they can offer that can make a huge difference to St. Vincent’s patients and families. We want to say another big thank you to James and his family, for all their support.”

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10-year-old donates entire Lego collection to St. Vincent’s