Merry Christmas

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Christmas is a fantastic time of year.

A day when you spend time with your families, setting aside everything else and giving you a chance to forget about the trials and tribulations of everyday life – whether it is stresses at work or worries about the future.

The joy of children opening presents and lets not forget the fantastic food.

But one thing it always makes me remember is not everybody is so lucky.

There will be people out on the streets without a roof over their heads and some people will be spending Christmas all alone.

So while we are tucking into our turkey dinners and enjoying today, let’s not forget that we are the lucky one’s.

We at the Ilkeston Advertiser would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Peter Hemmett