Dear Dorothy! 86 year old says thanks for her TWO HUNDRED Christmas cards

A Southport pensioner has received an incredible 266 Christmas cards from total strangers in the town.

86 year old Dorothy has taken delivery of an astonishing two hundred and sixty six Christmas cards written by primary school pupils across the town as a way of spreading socially distanced cheer in this bizarre times.

But Dorothy wont have to open them all herself, with the sprightly pensioner planning on sharing out the lovely cards to her fellow care home residents in Southport.

The scheme was launched by Asda Southport champion Sharon Gregory-Wareing as a way of spreading Christmas cheer.

Sharon said “Eighty-six-year-old Dorothy wanted to come into Asda Southport for a socially-distanced visit to say thank you to us, Birkdale Primary, St Philips Primary and Ainsdale St John’s Primary School for the Christmas cards we sent to local care home residents.

“She was overwhelmed by the 266 Christmas cards she received for all the residents. Dorothy as been at the nursing home for eight years and is one of the longest residents. Merry Christmas everyone.”