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