Wil­ly­ouGivea Gift­thisyear?

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Toys and gifts are con­tin­u­ing to pour in for the Stir­ling Ob­server’s an­nual Give A Gift Ap­peal.

The ap­peal has been run­ning since 2008, re­ceiv­ing and dis­tribut­ing toys and gifts for sick, dis­abled, needy and dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren and young peo­ple at Christ­mas.

Among the char­i­ties and good causes which help to dis­trib­ute the gifts do­nated ev­ery year are Stir­ling Young Car­ers, Home-Start Stir­ling, Stir­ling Women’s Aid, Stir­ling Coun­cil so­cial ser­vices, Plus, Corn­ton Vale and Glenochil fam­ily sup­port hubs and Start-Up Stir­ling.

Fam­i­lies sup­ported by Strath­car­ron Hospice and chil­dren helped by its be­reave­ment ser­vice, Forth Val­ley Royal Hospi­tal’s chil­dren’s ward, and the Stir­ling Down’s syn­drome par­ent and tod­dler group were also added to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries last year.

Col­lected at our of­fices in Up­per Craigs and with the sup­port of a host of drop-off points across the area, the gifts aim to en­sure no lo­cal child goes with­out on Christ­mas morn­ing.

While a num­ber of work­places and schools are hugely sup­port­ive of Give A Gift, in­di­vid­u­als also an­swer the call in their droves, drop­ping gifts off at var­i­ous drop-off points.

Drop-off points can be found at: STIR­LING: Stir­ling Ob­server, 34 Up­per Craigs (open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm); Na­tion­wide Build­ing So­ci­ety, Port Street; Codebase Stir­ling, 8-10 Corn Ex­change Road; BAL­FRON: Bal­fron Li­brary; BANNOCKBURN: Bannockburn Post Of­fice; CALLANDER: Callander Pri­mary School;DUNBLANE: Beech Tree Cafe, 2 Beech Road; Dunblane Cen­tre, Stir­ling Road.

Back­ing Deputy edi­tor Don­ald Mor­ton and his grand­chil­dren Olly and Emma are sup­port­ing the ap­peal

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