Fu­neral home show­ing its sup­port for sol­diers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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 stir­ling@sup­por­t­our­sol­diers.org.uk. Clos­ing date is Novem­ber 10.

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