Published: 09/12/2012 07:30 - Updated: 07/12/2012 13:01

Scot toy appeal youth choir boost

BIG-HEARTED young singers hit exactly the right note by supporting the ‘Northern Scot Christmas Toy and Food Appeal’.

Members of the Moray Youth Choir are busy rehearsing for their annual festive charity concert on Sunday.

However, they have also found time to come up with some wonderful donations to the Christmas appeal, which aims to help children, young people and senior citizens who may be facing a less than happy time over the festive period due to family circumstances.

This is the third year that the choir, which meets every week at Greenwards Primary School, New Elgin, has backed the appeal. "It is a great thing for the kids to do," said choir leader Jane Ferguson, "and they are so generous."

The ladies of the Cantare Choir have also donated children’s books.

There is still time to support the appeal. The deadline for donations is Wednesday, December 19.

Donations can be made across Moray at a number of collection points, and cash donations can also be accepted, but only at the offices of ‘The Northern Scot’ and ‘The Forres Gazette’.

We need donations of toys, soft toys, books, games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, sports equipment and toiletries – anything that a youngster up to the age of 17 might enjoy.

Donations of food items, bottles, tinned goods, dry foods, soups, jams and preserves are also needed to give senior citizens a treat this Christmas.

Collection points for the appeal are:

ABERLOUR: Frank Ogg and Son.

BUCKIE: Moravian Motors; JP Pozzi.

ELGIN: ‘The Northern Scot’; Asda; Macrae and Dick; Santander; New Elgin Post Office; and Scotmid, Bishopmill.

FORRES: ‘The Forres Gazette’.

FOCHABERS: Christies the chemist.

KEITH: Taylors of Keith.

The Moray Youth Choir will be singing from 3pm today (Sunday) at St Giles Church, Elgin. Proceeds from the concert will go to Clic Sargent. Tickets at the door are priced £5 for adults and free for children.

Moray Youth Choir with their donations for the toy appeal.
Moray Youth Choir with their donations for the toy appeal.
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