Appeal set to launch
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.