A SINGLE mum's wish to bring some Christmas cheer into the lives of her four children has been granted.
Rukhsana Rashid made a heartfelt plea for help to make the festive season special for her sons Shabaaz Ahmed, 11, and Sharaaz Ahmed, 10, and daughters Ayesha Ali, three, and six-month-old Amanah Ali.
A Christmas tree with lights, help with Christmas lunch and modest gifts for the four youngsters were part of her appeal to the Examiner and Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table as part of our Christmas Wish campaign.
"I'm on my own with the children, heavily in debt and have suffered a difficult couple of years with former partners," said Rukhsana, 30.
"I am Muslim, but we always celebrate Christmas for the children and I just thought they deserved something special this year."
Despite having severe emotional and financial difficulties over the past couple of years, Rukhsana has been determined to make a new life for her family and herself and graduated from Huddersfield University this November with a BSc degree in social welfare.
And thanks to a little help from supermarket Asda and Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table it will be a Christmas to remember for Shabaaz, Sharaaz, Ayesha and baby Amanah.
Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, sweets and toys for the children and a Christmas tree for the living room of the family's Berry Brow home will all help provide a seasonal end to 2005 and a better start to the New Year.