Here to Help: Thoughtful teen to hand out selection boxes to children over Christmas

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas select

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas selection boxes. Picture: Debbie Lancaster - Credit: Archant

A thoughtful teenager has made it her mission to spread festive cheer by handing out gifts to children.

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas select

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas selection boxes. Picture: Debbie Lancaster - Credit: Archant

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, began buying selection boxes with her own money in a bid to put smiles on faces amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And the 13-year-old’s generosity attracted the attention of local businesses Rose of India and PDL-Services, who each made donations - taking the total number of presents so far to 230.

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas select

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas selection boxes. Picture: Debbie Lancaster - Credit: Archant

MORE: Selfless 13-year-old uses pocket money to buy Halloween sweets for children

Lily is aiming for 300 selection boxes, which are being wrapped and will be handed out in Attleborough and Wymondham throughout weekends in December.

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas select

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, has wrapped and is set to hand out more than 200 Christmas selection boxes. Picture: Debbie Lancaster - Credit: Archant

Her mother, Debbie, said: “Lily has been doing this for years, but wants to go above and beyond because of the virus.


You may also want to watch:


“Given the lockdown she just wants to bring some Christmas cheer and, if she sees one person smile, it will be worth it.

“Lily always says she doesn’t want the credit - to her it is no big deal.”

Most Read

• Our Here to Help campaign, in association with Norfolk County Council, is highlighting the people doing their bit to help during the coronavirus crisis - and asking more people to take part. Let us know what you’re doing by emailing Donna-Louise Bishop via donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk.

• For the latest news and information, visit the Facebook groups Norfolk Coronavirus Updates and Coronavirus in Norfolk: Support and Advice.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus