Call to provide gifts for troops
West Lothian people are being asked to make a donation for troops on active duty this Christmas.
Support Our Soldiers are asking for either a wrapped present, an individual Christmas pudding, individual Christmas cake or a small selection packet (not box) to cheer up those who will not be home for the festive season.
Regional co-ordinator, Lynn O’Brien, said:“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.”
All donations may be handed into participating branches of Co-operative Funeralcare. Their details are found on the drop off section of the main charity website. Any schools or clubs who wish to participate should contact Lynn O’Brien where an uplift may be arranged. The closing date for donations is Friday, November 10. For further details visit www.supportoursoldiers.org.uk or call regional co-ordinator for Scotland, Lynn O’Brien, on 07871612164 or by email at email@example.com