A CHILD'S Christmas letter to their dad has caused a stir on social media after it was found in a field in Dunfermline attached to a balloon.

The heartfelt wishlist told of how much they were missing their daddy in heaven and how they dreamed that he could leave them a note under their pillow.

Stewart McColl, who found the letter, is now on a mission to help get the child their dream presents for Christmas.

He the Press: "This was just too sad to ignore. I've never done anything like this before but it's a really tragic story so it would be great to do something to help this person who is having such a tough time."

In their letter, the child wrote: "Hi dad, just writing you a letter to tell you I'm missing you and tell you news!

"I'm sure you know I'm in foster :( cause mom is sick and my ear is blocked from Monday.

"Tomorrow we're leaving.

"I really miss school and you. I know are up in heaven but are you safe?

"Oh ya before I go here's my dream and xmas list.

"My dream is for you my daddy to put a note under my pillow that you wrote.

"My xmas list: boots/studs, Astros, rebounder net, new Premier League ball, Real Madrid kit

"Bye daddy I love you."

The letter was found rolled up attached to a blue balloon on a private field behind Balmule House, north of Townhill.

Since then Stewart's post on social media to try to find the child has been a hit on Facebook.

He said: "It's a bit of an ambitious thing to do but the story seems to have touched quite a few people already.

"Everyone's getting involved and we've already had people wanting to donate to get these gifts.

"But we just need to find this child first! They seem to really like football that's for sure!

"It really is the dream to find the person who wrote this note. It's quite a unique story so hopefully someone knows something."

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