Household who thought Christmas was ruined when burglars stole all their presents bar a field of Jaffa Muffins are overwhelmed after type strangers fill their lounge with presents
- Suzie Purvis had stored presents in storage however they have been lacking on Christmas Eve
- Strangers despatched toys, electronics, Xboxes, scooters and candies for her sons
- Mom-of-two will donate extras to meals banks and youngsters’s wards at hospitals
Bryony Jewell For Mailonline
A household who thought Christmas had been ruined after burglars stole their presents have mentioned they’re overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers who stuffed their lounge with presents.
Suzie Purvis, 27, from Hetton-le-Gap, was distraught when she found at 7pm on Christmas Eve that every one the wrapped presents had been taken from her storage.
Nevertheless dozens of individuals despatched replacements in order that Theo, 4, and Jude, two, might get up surrounded by great presents on Christmas morning.
Suzie Purvis, pictured along with her sons Theo, 4, and Jude, two, thought Christmas could be ruined when she found all of the presents had been taken from her storage nevertheless type strangers stepped in and donated presents
Ms Purvis mentioned her household went from heartbroken to fully overwhelmed and so they needed to inform type strangers there was ‘no extra room’ for the donations.
She mentioned: ‘I am unable to even start to thank all these individuals who got here ahead and gave us presents.
‘We went from being heartbroken on Christmas Eve to completely overwhelmed the subsequent morning.
‘Individuals have been sending us presents all night. It acquired to some extent the place I needed to inform them there was no extra room in my lounge.’
Ms Purvis had stored all her presents, together with toys for her youngsters, wrapped up within the storage. Nevertheless, at round 7pm on December 24, she discovered they’d all gone.
The midwife, mentioned: ‘The storage is about 10m away from our home and I went to get all of the presents in so the youngsters might open them the subsequent morning.
‘Once I opened the storage, there was nothing there. It took me about 10 seconds to understand somebody had damaged in and brought all of them. The one factor left was a field of Jaffa Muffins.
‘They took the toys I had acquired for my youngsters in addition to presents for family and friends. There have been garments, choice packing containers, little stocking fillers and different presents.’
Ms Purvis mentioned folks despatched toys, digital gadgets, Xboxes, bikes, scooters and candies for her two younger sons (pictured collectively) to open on Christmas morning
Ms Purvis informed household and buddies what had occurred, and rang the police. Messages have been additionally placed on Fb and shortly folks began to ship presents.
‘A bunch of buddies began organising presents. Then buddies of buddies and their households joined in as nicely, and we began getting presents from so many individuals, even strangers.
‘Individuals have been sending toys, digital gadgets, Xboxes, bikes, scooters, candies, and many different issues the entire night and previous midnight.
‘Individuals have been nonetheless messaging me into the early hours. It was completely jam-packed right here. I used to be completely overwhelmed by the generosity.
‘And the boys had a magical morning. To see their little faces after they acquired up – it introduced me to tears. It was very emotional.’
Now Suzie has determined to offer away all the additional presents. The meals gadgets will go to foodbanks and the remaining presents will probably be donated to youngsters’s wards at Sunderland Royal Hospital and the College Hospital of North Durham.
At this stage, it’s not clear when the housebreaking came about. It might have been round every week earlier than Christmas Eve.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson mentioned: ‘At 7.14pm on Monday, police obtained a report of a housebreaking on Shaftsbury Park in Hetton-le-Gap.
‘Officers attended the scene the place unknown offenders had gained entry to a storage and stolen a variety of gadgets together with toys and garments.
‘Enquiries are ongoing and anybody with data which might help the investigation is requested to contact police on 101 quoting log 895 24/12/18.’