William Blacks Funeral Directors in Brechin is showing its support for the troops by acting as donation drop off for the Support Our Soldiers charity.
Brechiners are being asked by the charity to spare a thought for our troops on duty by donating a morale box with a wrapped present, an individual Christmas pudding, individual Christmas cake or a small selection packet (not box) and other goodies to cheer the lads and lassies up that will not be home for the festive season.
Regional coordinator Lynn O’Brien said: “People have been generous over the last five years in donating to our morale boosting packages. Over the festive season many of our troops will not be home and some have little or no family contact and so we want to make Christmas Day a special day for everyone by sending out our special Christmas Cheer Box full of a taste of home and a present for them to open.
“As Camp Bastion closes down many people do not realise we will still have our Armed Forces out in Kabul, some until the end of next year. We also send to the Navy, currently patrolling the pacific and also the RAF who are now in Iraq.”
A spokesperson for the charity added: “You may also wish to hand in a Christmas card or letter with a message of support with your donation, these are as important as the contents themselves; by all means include your contact details if you wish to do so. Whilst we cannot promise a response, in most cases the recipients do write to express their thanks.”
For further information, please visit www.supportoursoldiers.org.uk.