Char­i­ties poised for pick up

Fi­nal days of Give A Gift

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Kaiya Mar­jorib­anks

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.

For queries please call (01786) 459417 or email kaiya.mar­jorib­[email protected] reach­ or [email protected] stir­lin­gob­

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.

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