Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Appeal gathers huge gift haul

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A Christmas gift appeal in Airdrie has gathered a huge haul of donations for local children.

This year’s kind-hearted initiative at Jackson Church in Petersburn collected a host of toys and gifts for youngsters in the Craigneuk and Petersburn communitie­s.

Thanks to the generosity of church minister Reverend Kay Gilchrist and her helpers, many kids will now enjoy extra surprises this festive season.

Reverend Gilchrist said: “i would like to say a big thank you to church members and the local community of Craigneuk and Petersburn for their generosity.”

Reverend Gilchrist and helpers Johnnie and Margaret Turnbull are pictured (right) with gifts which were handed in to the church, prior to their delivery to the local foodbank.

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