A MOTHER-OF-TWO from Menston who saw her income decimated due to the coronavirus is launching an independent Christmas gift guide.

Lyndsey Thomas lost all of her tourism marketing income this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But she has now tapped into her many years of marketing experience to help showcase the products of 110 small independent businesses.

Lyndsey -the founder of the Girl About Blogsquad, a network of women across the UK who share reviews and recommendations from their local areas - created the guide after putting out an invitation on Facebook for small businesses to get involved.

She said: “I set out to create a guide that pulled together all the local gift guide listings the Girl About Blog Squad Ambassadors have written for girlabout.co.uk to support their local communities, and then I thought I’d offer the opportunity out to other women who need a little help right now.

“A couple of Facebook posts later and there are over 100 small businesses featured.”

The guide is available at https://girlabout.co.uk/christmas-gift-ideas-2020/.