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Children say 'thank you' after presents donated because parents can't afford them

Some of the items which have been donated

A Torbay charity says it's been "overwhelmed" by the support for its appeal to help families who can't afford to buy birthday presents for their children.

Humanity Torbay say they're now getting daily deliveries of presents to give out.

Many of the items are brand new gifts - bought on sites like Amazon - and delivered straight to the charity's HQ.

Chief executive Ellie Waugh say they've given out 45 birthday packs in the past two weeks.

She said: "A lot of parents, I think, are quite embarrassed about their circumstances.

"It's been a big hit with the children.

"We've had lots of kids come in to say thank you.

"It's been a really wonderful idea and lovely for us to see as well."

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