Call to pro­vide gifts for troops

West Lothian Courier - - News - Courier re­porter

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 stir­ling@sup­por­t­our­sol­diers.org.uk

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