Watch out for our Christ­mas ap­peal

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

It is al­most that time of year again when we ask our gen­er­ous read­ers to help those in our com­mu­nity fac­ing tougher times than most this Christ­mas.

The Stir­ling Ob­server Give A Gift Ap­peal is be­ing launched within the next week.

Run­ning since 2008, it re­ceives do­na­tions of toys and gifts for sick, dis­abled, needy and disadvantaged chil­dren and young peo­ple at Christ­mas via our own of­fices in Up­per Craigs and a net­work of col­lec­tion points through­out the area.

The gifts are dis­trib­uted with the help of a wide range of lo­cal char­i­ties, large and small, with the aim of en­sur­ing no lo­cal child goes with­out on Christ­mas morn­ing.

Among the char­i­ties and good causes which have helped to dis­trib­ute the gifts are Stir­ling Young Car­ers, Aber­lour, Home-Start Stir­ling, Plus, Corn­ton Vale Fam­ily Hub, Stir­ling Women’s Aid, Cul­tenhove Op­por­tu­ni­ties, Start-Up Stir­ling and Stir­ling Coun­cil so­cial ser­vices.

The ap­peal also aims to re­spond to one-off ap­proaches from or­gan­i­sa­tions which deal with chil­dren or young peo­ple they feel may be fac­ing a dif­fi­cult fes­tive sea­son.

Look out for de­tails of this year’s launch and of how and where to do­nate in forth­com­ing edi­tions of the Ob­server and on our so­cial me­dia sites.

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