A nine-year-old boy begs Santa for just one thing this Christmas….
Louis Williams, from the UK, wrote to Father Christmas asking for his own “forever home” where he can play with his Lego.
Mum, Nicola Williams, said she felt heartbroken that all her son was asking for this year was a home for the family of four, reports 7 news.
Nicola, who lives with her three children in a two-bedroom temporary accommodation since March, said their entire living space is the size of an average front room with not even enough room to put a tree up.
The family were left homeless when she was unable to keep up payments on the rent, despite working as a trainee teacher and running her own children’s party business.
“I felt gutted reading his letter,” his mum said.
“It’s not right that all he’s asking for is a home for himself. Nobody asked him to write that, it’s just all he wants.”
She said she felt like she had let her son down after never giving him a place he can call home.
“Seeing what all the other children are asking for, this breaks my heart,” she said.
“There’s not even enough room to put a Christmas tree up, they can’t even play with their toys.
“The kids ask when it’ll go up and it breaks my heart. I do my best as a mother, but this was gutting.”
Louis wrote to Santa, addressed at the North Pole, after becoming so stressed by the damp conditions in their current home he collapsed at school.
“To Santa, this year for Christmas please can I have a forever home,” he wrote.
“I don’t want any new toys, I just want all of my old toys that are in storage and I would like my own Lego bedroom with a desk to build my models.
“Everyone is sad living here and I just want us to be happy again.
“Thank you and have a lovely Christmas, love from Louis Williams.”
Ms Williams added, “I know there are people who will be more vulnerable than us, but it’s just not right that in this day and age a child should only be asking for a home this Christmas.”
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