Display of 18,769 birthday cards

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 November 2016

Ollie's cards on display.

Ollie's cards on display.

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The public is invited to see thousands of birthday cards an Exmouth autistic boy, who has no friends, received after his mum’s Facebook appeal went viral.

People can view the 18,769 cards sent from more than 45 countries to wish Ollie Jones, 15, happy birthday.

They are on show at Country Lodge and Café, Maer Lane, until Saturday, November 26.

Mum Karen Jones, of Rosebury Road, said the display was a way of thanking those who sent cards to Ollie.

She said: “People have been quite emotional about seeing the cards and some people have been trying to find the cards that they sent. It is just a little way that we can say thank-you.”

She added: “People’s reactions to the cards have been amazing.”

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