Charity is all wrapped up

The Officers Club in the Abbeygate are offering a present warpping service for charity. Pictured are, from left - Scott Webster, Gemma Medhurst, Ashleigh Dear and Stephen Buick

The Officers Club in the Abbeygate are offering a present warpping service for charity. Pictured are, from left - Scott Webster, Gemma Medhurst, Ashleigh Dear and Stephen Buick

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Staff at an Arbroath retailer are set to help people have Christmas all wrapped up to help raise cash for a special cause.

Men’s fashion trader Officers Club are offering a wrapping service for all Christmas gifts in return for a small donation for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Customers can take any gifts into the shop to be wrapped at the cash desk from now until Christmas.

The fund-raiser is being organised by store manager Stacey Walker, who was helped out by the charity following the death of her partner, Barrie Lee.

Mr Lee died suddenly last year, while working abroad in the African nation of Ghana.

And now Stacey wants to do something to say thanks to the organisation.

She explained: “CRY helped us quite a lot over the past year.

“They have been there for a lot of other people and families when they really need it most.

“I had never heard of them before they helped out so we just want to give them a bit of publicity.

“We are hoping to raise between £400 and £500 between now and Christmas.

“It would be brilliant if we could do that and any more would be a bonus.”

The gift wrapping service is available now and there will also be a charity bottle for customers’ donations.

Stacey added: “CRY are very close to my heart.

“They aren’t a big charity but we are hoping to let customers know what they do, as I know they have helped quite a few families in Arbroath quite recently.

“And it is also a nice thing to do for Christmas.”