An author from Southern Scotland heads to Syria this week to help refugee children caught up in the country's conflict.
Robin Yassin-Kassab, whose father is Syrian, is part of an international group raising thousands of pounds to provide supplies for refugees facing up to winter without homes, food or adequate clothing.
And as Ryan Dollard found out this afternoon, they have taken a novel approach to stand out from other charity appeals this Christmas.
Watch his full report below.
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