Special presents on Christmas Day

PERFECT PRESENT: Charlotte Uddin and her husband Siraj welcomed baby Helena, who was born on Christmas Day

PERFECT PRESENT: Charlotte Uddin and her husband Siraj welcomed baby Helena, who was born on Christmas Day

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TWO families celebrated Yuletide arrivals on Christmas Day.

Helena Uddin arrived four days early, weighing in at six pounds four ounces.

Helen Foulds, a cancer patient from Onchan who has been denied drugs she feels would help her treatment

Helen Foulds, a cancer patient from Onchan who has been denied drugs she feels would help her treatment

Her parents, Charlotte and Siraj Uddin, both run the Spice of Isabella restaurant, in Dumbell Terrace, in Laxey.

Charlotte, aged 23, said she was proud Helena was born on Christmas Day.

‘It’s the best Christmas present I’ve ever had,’ she said.

Helena is named after Charlotte’s mum Helen Foulds, who died in November aged 49 following a five year battle with cancer.

Her fight featured in the Examiner in October after the government denied her funding for Eribulin, a non-approved drug that could have prolonged her life by a couple of months.

Charlotte thanked the ambulance crew and staff at Noble’s Hospital for their support.

After having her first ‘twinge’ at 2pm, she was in the ambulance by 5pm, and Helena was born at 7.25pm.

Charlotte and Siraj, aged 37, have another daughter, Rose, aged two.

Beatrice Walker arrived on schedule when she was born on Christmas Day, at 5.50am.

She weighed five pounds 12 ounces.

Beatrice is the first child of Rebecca and Ben Walker, who live in Lezayre Park, Ramsey. Ben is 30 and Rebecca is 27.

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