Leader, November 27 2020

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Heartless vandalism

It is hard to understand what could motivate someone to destroy flowers placed on a grave.

Andrew and Cassie Brown were understandably devastated to discover that their father’s grave had been desecrated but their mum, Sheena, was so distraught she couldn’t visit her husband’s grave until the vandalised flowers had been removed.

The fact Donald passed away on Boxing Day, with the fifth anniversary of his death approaching, makes it even more painful for the family.

Christmas must be a very hard time for the family since Donald’s passing as it is without any added stress and hurt.

If you know who is responsible, please contact the police on 101 as this behaviour is unacceptable. It may prevent other families having to go through similar heartbreak.

Inspirational children

This week, yet again, we are printing articles about Kintyre children going above and beyond to raise money for others.

Two-year-old Emelie Willis and nine-year-old Evan McConnachie have each raised more than £1,000 for two deserving charities – Emilie for the Poppy Appeal and Evan for neonatal care charity Bliss.

Not only does this show the children’s own thoughtfulness but it demonstrates the incredible generosity of people in Kintyre – with Christmas approaching, and with many people furloughed or having been made redundant, there was still an incredible amount of support for Emelie and Evan’s campaigns.