Arbroath gets in the spirit of Christmas with festive collection
The Angus’s Spirit of Christmas Appeal has launched for 2016 after a successful first year.
Collecting gifts for local disadvantaged children
With the help of Specsavers in the town, which served as the gifts drop-off point, over 200 presents were collected for the appeal, which were given to disadvantaged children and young people.
Katie Baxter, Angus’s Spirit of Christmas Appeal organiser, said: ‘We are pleased to launch our Spirit of Christmas appeal after a fantastic response last year.
‘Specsavers will again serve as our drop-off point. Locals will be able to see the donated gifts in the window of the store where they will be kept until we distribute them between seven local charities and organisations on 9 December.
‘Anyone wishing to make a donation can keep an eye on our Facebook group, Angus’s Spirit of Christmas, for updates on the age groups we’re seeking gifts for.’
The appeal will provide presents for local children, from newborns to those up to 21.
Creating festive community spirit
Store director, Jamie Buchan added: ‘The appeal is a fantastic way to foster community spirit and bring Christmas back to what it should be about – supporting those around us.
‘We were only too happy to assist with the campaign again this year. I’ll also be providing additional support for the appeal by donating a selection box for each of the children.’