Tamworth brothers sell reindeer food to raise money for Lotte's First Christmas appeal

A FEED of oats and glitter is helping spread the “Lotte sparkle” across Tamworth. 

Brothers Jayden, 10, and Jackson Young, 6, have been busy making reindeer food and peppermint play dough to help raise money for the Lotte’s First Christmas appeal. 

The campaign is helping Lotte Moore and her family celebrate her first Christmas together.

The five-month-old has been in Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital (JHH) with a recurring congenital supraglottic cyst.

Her mother Katie has been by her side, while father Ryan and siblings, Cruz, 10, Poppy, 4, Hendrix, 3, have been travelling back and forth between JHH and Tamworth.

Without the community help, the Moores will be separated for Christmas.

FIRST CHRISTMAS: The Tamworth community is rallying to help Lotte Moore spend her first Christmas with her family at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital. Photo: Contributed

FIRST CHRISTMAS: The Tamworth community is rallying to help Lotte Moore spend her first Christmas with her family at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital. Photo: Contributed

A gofundme page has been launched – Lotte’s First Christmas – to raise enough money to cover accommodation in Newcastle for the family, travel expenses and any little extra to make Lotte’s first Christmas a special one.

When Jayden and Jackson heard about Lotte, they decided to make and sell reindeer food (oats and glitter) to help the cause.

“I thought it was a good opportunity to show the boys that Christmas is more about giving rather than getting,” their mother Jamee Lee Young said.

“Lotte has obviously had a struggle, but you look on her (Lotte’s First Christmas Facebook) page, she’s still smiling.”

“We thought, why not share some of Lotte’s sparkle around.”

The boys will be selling their creations at Centrepoint Shopping Centre, outside Mathers, from 9am Friday.

The community continues to rally around the Moore family with a hugely successful bake sale held outside Target last Saturday.