Charities poised for pick up
Final days of Give A Gift
There are just days left to get toys and gifts in for this year’s Stirling Observer Give A Gift Appeal.
The charities will be gathering up the presents at our offices in Upper Craigs at the end of next week so our generous readers are being asked to get their gifts in to any of our drop off points as soon as possible.
The appeal has been helping ensure that sick, disabled, needy and disadvantaged children and young people have a brighter Christmas for the last decade.
The gifts are distributed by a wide range of local charities and good causes and as the appeal has grown so has the number who benefit each year.
Among charities and good causes which help distribute the gifts are Home-Start Stirling, which supports families with young children through difficult times; Stirling Women’s Aid; Stirling Council social services; Plus, which provides social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities; Cornton Vale and Glenochil family support hubs; Forth Valley Royal Hospital children’s ward; Stirling Down’s Syndrome Parent and Toddler Group; Support4Families; and foodbank charity Start-Up Stirling.
Observer reporter Kaiya Marjoribanks said: “Our faith in our readers is never misplaced but their generosity still astounds us every year. Our thanks to all who support the appeal, from individuals to workplaces and from schools to drop off points. Without them many children would be going without on Christmas morning. Feedback from the charities leaves us in no doubt how much the donations are needed and appreciated. We are privileged to be able to undertake something which allows people to show their support to these fantastic causes for everything throughout the year.”
Drop-off points can be found at: STIRLING: Stirling Observer, 34 Upper Craigs (open MonFri 9am-1pm); Morrisons supermarket, Springkerse Retail Park; 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.
Our thanks to all who support the appeal
Great support Nationwide in Stirling’s Port Street has been acting as one of the Give A Gift drop off points, with staff and customers donating more than100 gifts so far.