Funeral home showing its support for soldiers
A Cambuslang funeral parlour is accepting donations for moraleboosting care packages for the charity Support Our Soldiers.
The branch of Co-operative Funeralcare on Main Street is one of several across Scotland involved in the initiative.
Members of the community are being asked to spare a thought for troops on active duty this Christmas and donate either a wrapped present, an individual Christmas pudding, individual Christmas cake or a small selection packet (not box) to cheer up the lads and lassies that will not be home for the festive season.
Regional co-ordinator Lynn O’Brien said: “People have been generous over the last nine years in donating to our moraleboosting packages.
“Over the festive season many of our troops will not be home and some have little or no family contact and so we want to make Christmas Day a special day for everyone by sending out our special Christmas cheer box full of a taste of home and a present for them to open.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their continued support of our charity work. The feedback from the troops who receive our boxes is always positive and they are amazed that a complete stranger takes the time to think of them, especially at the festive season.”
Residents can also hand in a Christmas card or letter with a message of support with their donation. Any schools or clubs who wish to participate should contact Lynn O’Brien so that an uplift may be arranged. Contact Lynn on 07871612164 or by email at email@example.com. Closing date is November 10.