Maryan is seven years old. He lives in western Ukraine. Even by the standards of his country, his family is poor and they have no means of celebrating Christmas.
So it was a total surprise for the boy to receive a box full of gifts, especially a toy car. And given the winter temperatures, the gloves and hat were sure to come in handy too. (The sleeve of his jacket hides fingers blue with cold).
Despite troubles in the region, Blythswood managed to deliver 7,500 shoeboxes to a Ukrainian partner organisation in 2014.