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Published on February 04, 2013

Linda Boyd (left) and Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury show off some of the many donations received during the day by people who dropped by the Sobeys Store on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s for the Warm Hearts event. Donations of clothing, money and other gifts will benefit women and children at Iris Kirby House and other women’s shelters around the province.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on February 04, 2013

Pajamas, bath robes, slippers, blankets, underwear, socks, scarves, mittens and more offer comfort and warmth to women and children who find themselves at a women’s shelter as they deal with crises in their lives. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Brooklyn Williams, 9, of St. John’s was thrilled to meet Lynda Boyd and pose for a photo. Brooklyn says she’s Boyd’s No. 1 fan and was happy to drop off a donation of pajamas.
— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Jillian Hickman drops off pennies donated by her colleagues at Sobeys  to “Republic of Doyle” star Lynda Boyd.— Photo by
Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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That’s not a bottle of wine Boyd is looking at in the bag — it’s a tin full of loonies and toonies donated by Reg Locke (right). — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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This plush bath robe donated by Ellen Dawe will bring some much-needed warmth to a resident of Iris Kirby House. Ellen also donated pennies that she has been saving. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Tim Hortons owner/operator Leroy Edmonds dropped off gift cards.
— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Boyd points to a coffee can that was full of pennies, donated by Richard Seypka (left) and Bob Halfyard. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on February 04, 2013

With the withdrawal of the penny from Canadian currency this week, Warm Hearts  is a great place to put the old copper to good use. Drop off your pennies at The Telegram's Village Shopping Centre offices and they will help women and children who need your support .— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

In 2011 Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury did a series of stories for the paper on the issue of domestic violence. That series spurred the founding of Warm Hearts, a campaign to gather comfort items for women and children who find themselves living at Iris Kirby House in St. John’s and other women’s shelters around the province. When Tara asked “Republic of Doyle” actor Lynda Boyd if she would lend a helping hand, Boyd immediately signed on as the campaign’s patron, bringing her charm and popularity to the cause. Warm Hearts 2012 was a huge success. On Saturday, February 2, 2013 Warm Hearts 2013 saw Boyd and Bradbury at the Sobeys store on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s accepting donations of clothing items and pennies. Then afternoon was a roaring success with Boyd posing for countless photos as fans and caring people dropped by to make donations. Learn more about Warm Hearts on The Telegram web site at www.thetelgram.com.

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  • Carroll
    February 07, 2013 - 16:08

    Tara, I am wondering when will I get email from you that you took picture of me and Lynda last Saturday in sobeys? Thanks Colleen