The generosity and kindness of this newspaper's readers never fails to astonish.
When we published the heartbreaking story of how little Nicole McBride, who suffers from a life limiting condition, had drawn up a bucket list of things she wanted to do or have, neither we nor her family could have imagined the reaction.
Yesterday she had a birthday she will never forget and has already been to Disney World in Florida as well as being given a host of other tremendous surprise gifts. She is a great, spirited little girl who has touched the hearts of our readers. To all those who have helped brighten up her life, we say a great big thank you.