AT this joyous time of year when we remember a new baby born and mums and dads are celebrating with their children young and old, may we remember those special mothers, the birth mums, who gave their child away, with love, and wait each year for the card that does not come.

There are people out there now who may be worried, stressed or just old, remember there is always the Samaritans, Barnardos, or the church. A life is a life and we must try and look after it.

To everyone, just smile and say hello to that stranger who may need your help, at this sometimes difficult time for some.

Seasons greetings and kind thoughts to one and all.