Christmas is around the corner and people have started gearing up for the festive season. Children are trying to be good and writing down letters so that Santa Claus can fulfill their wish, but a nine-year-old boy has penned down a very emotional and moving letter asking him for a home for Christmas. The boy, Louis Williams, wrote to Santa Claus asking for his own “forever home” where he can play with his Lego. His mother, Nicola Williams, got emotional when she came to know that her son has wished for a home for their family. Nicola Williams is a single mother and has three children to support. They have been living in a two-bedroom maisonette which is a temporary accommodation since March. She said that there is not enough room to put up a tree in her living room.
Nicola Williams works as a trainee teacher and runs her own children’s party business but was left homeless when she was unable to pay rent. Reportedly she said that she was constantly let down by her local council which meant that the family had to keep moving. Louis Williams has had 14 different homes during his nine years and since becoming homeless in January has been moved to two different council properties. Now he lives in Dartford, Kent. Nicola Williams said, “I felt gutted reading his letter. 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. He has had 14 different homes, and never had a somewhere he can really call home. I feel like I’ve let him down. Seeing what all the other children are asking for, this breaks my heart.” Christmas Decoration Pictures of the White House Haunts Twitterati for its Grim Appearance
She further 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. We have been put on the waiting list with Dartford Council but I do feel alone. 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. It winds me up because I work two jobs, I work really hard but just can’t afford the rent down here.”
Louis Williams can no longer share with his two sisters and hence wrote the letter to Santa for a forever home. He wrote, “To Santa, this year for Christmas please can I have a forever home. 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.”
Nicola Williams posted the letter on social media and received immense support online. However, there are too many homeless families living in temporary accommodation these days in the United Kingdom. Louis Williams addressed his letter to Santa Claus, North Pole.