Angel tree to be sited in cathedral

Brechin Cathedral will once again host an Angel Tree in the Chancel.

For years the Angel Tree has been a centre point in the church during the festive period, helping children in the Brechin area who may not receive gifts this Christmas.

The tradition first started with the Americans at Edzell Base, as a way for people to donate gifts for children and food parcels for families, and it was suggested by Rene Soutar that this tradition was carried on.

An angel can be found on the tree that states whether the gift should be for a boy or girl and of what age. Gifts are usually in the region of £10.

So far the cathedral has 45 gifts and it is hoped a further 30 gifts are still to come.

Irene Gilles from the cathedral said: “It’s a sad reflection in our times that so many children are in this position but where possible we try to make as many children as we can have a happy day.

“The foodbank is also asking for gifts of Christmas fare and are trying to make up some hampers so that some families will also enjoy some of the delights that many of us have at this time.”

If you wish to donate to the Angel Tree, the cathedral is open daily, where you will be able to chose an Angel.

The cathedral office is open each morning and will be able to receive your gifts, which will be delivered on Christmas week.

The Brechin foodbank is open Mondays and Fridays from 1 until 3 p.m. and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Food can also be left at the cathedral to be taken to the foodbank.

If you can not attend the cathedral but still want to donate contact Irene Gillies on 01356 624446.

“Thank you all again for all your support over the year and also your support with the Angel tree and foodbank,” Irene concluded.