An Edinburgh opticians has collected more than 200 selection boxes for children with cancer this festive season.
Specsavers in Corstorphine is backing a bid by local charity CCLASP (Children with Cancer and Leukaemia, Advice and Support for Parents) to gift a selection box to every child in hospital oncology wards across Scotland this Christmas.
Store Director Adam Gordon, said: ‘CCLASP was established here in Edinburgh by a family who experienced childhood cancer first hand. Their ambition this Christmas is to gift a small Christmas treat to children in cancer care, not only here in the capital, but right across Scotland.
‘To show our support for their efforts, we’re operating a drop-off point here in Corstorphine, and the initial response has been incredible.’
CCLASP helps children and teenagers suffering from cancer or leukaemia in Scotland, and provides their families with practical and emotional support. Find out more at www.cclasp.org.uk.