Christmas gift appeal launched

THE SALVATION Army in Arbroath launched their annual Christmas presents appeal on Monday.

Every year the Salvation Army relies on the generosity of the public to donate gifts and toys for children and young people who otherwise would have little or nothing on Christmas morning.

Last year, the organisation collected over 300 toys and gifts donated by the people of Arbroath and pupils at Carlogie Primary School in Carnoustie.

The presents were distributed by the Angus Toy Appeal and the Salvation Army themselves to children and families who might have otherwise struggled last Christmas.

And countrywide, millions of toys have been donated, brightening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the process.

On Monday this year’s appeal began, which will run until Wednesday, December 19.

Those wanting to take part can drop off an unwrapped gift for a child from a newborn to a teenager of 16 at either Superdrug in Arbroath High Street or the Salvation Army hall in Marketgate.

Local Salvation Army representatives will then distribute the toys through the Angus Toy Appeal.

Anybody requiring any more information can contact corps officer, Roy Dainty on 01241 872525.

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