Collection boxes have now been distributed for the Angus Toy Appeal and once again we are delighted to support this great charity effort.
Local churches, businesses, schools, health centres and dental practices are all supporting the efforts of a small group of volunteers who ensure children in need in Angus receive a special gift on Christmas morning.
The Angus Toy Appeal Facebook page has been keeping track of this year’s campaign and urging people collecting toys to post a picture of their progress which will hopefully in turn encourage others to give generously in time for Christmas.
The Angus Toy Appeal committee send out referral forms to a number of services, organisations and charities covering a broad spectrum, from social work to schools, health visitors to foodbanks. From there the groups will refer families they understand to be struggling to the Angus Toy Appeal who will then support them.
Families who may not be in the system can also be referred via Facebook.
Stating their aim on Facebook, Angus Toy Appeal posted: “We as a committee, are determined to support the hardest to reach children and families. This could be a family you know, maybe lost their jobs recently, struggling to pay bills and keep heads above water. Families don’t have to be on benefits to be in poverty! We don’t judge, we just want to help ensure children don’t miss out on what should be a magical time of year.”
Last year the Angus Toy Appeal helped make Christmas magical for 450 children throughout the county and it is hoped that this year they can match, if not beat that figure.
Angus Toy Appeal are primarily looking for toys or gifts that would appeal to children aged 0-18.
When the campaign finishes next month the volunteers will empty all the collection boxes, wrap and then distribute the gifts appropriately.
There is still time to donate a present or to collect gifts for the appeal, contact them via Facebook for further details.
Where to donate...
True Identity Beauty Salon, Commerce Street
Arbroath Medical Centre, Hill Place
Boots Opticians, High Street
Balhousie Care Home, Westway
Ian Robertson Dentist, Brothock Bridge
D & A College, NC Early Years
Seaton Grove Nursing Home, Seaton Road
House of Therapies, High Street
The Studio, Lordburn
Abbey Playgroup, Old & Abbey Church
E & O Fish
Meadowbank Inn, Montrose Road
Angus Council, Dewar House
Angus Council, Bruce House
Addisons Garage, Montrose Road
Westway Car Wash
Inverbrothock Primary School
Friockheim Primary pre-school class
Murray Taylor Accountants, High Street
The Barber Shop, Market Street
Dorwards House Residential Home
Murray Taylor Accountants, Murray Lane
Dental Practice, The Roods
Angus Council Communties Dept. Fairlie House
St. Margaret’s Playtime, St. Margaret’s Church
Community Alarm, Andrew Smith Gardens, Glamis Road
Angus House, Orchard Bank
Beauty Lounge, 47 High Street
Mackie Motors Garage
Kinloch Court Residential Home, Kinloch Street
Visions, 80 High Street