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Two weeks left to be part of the Moray and Grampian Christmas Toy and Food Appeal


By Chris Saunderson

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THE Moray and Grampian Christmas Toy and Food Appeal has two weeks left to go.

The deadline for donations of toys, gifts, toiletries, non-perishable food and cash donations is Friday December 17.

There are lots of collection points across Moray and Banffshire.
There are lots of collection points across Moray and Banffshire.

Referrals for support this Christmas come through Moray Council, with social work, GPs and schools putting forward names of individuals and families who would benefit from a festive boost.

Our partners this year are St Giles shopping centre in Elgin, Associated Seafoods in Buckie, Dr Gray's Hospital, Asda Elgin, Tesco Elgin and Elgin BID.

Trish Bury and Karin Howard from Dr Gray's hospital with donations of toys and food to appeal. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Trish Bury and Karin Howard from Dr Gray's hospital with donations of toys and food to appeal. Picture: Becky Saunderson

You can donate items at any of these partners and a number of other collection points across Moray and Banffshire.

Due to the ongoing advice from the Scottish Government for people to work from home where possible, staff at The Northern Scot will now be working from home for the remainder of the month of December and the office is closed again to the public.

However, if you would like to drop off donations to the office, please phone 07881 915 998 to arrange delivery.

Ruth Ralph, from Hopeman, donated a large amount of handmade teddies to the Christmas Toy Appeal.Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Ruth Ralph, from Hopeman, donated a large amount of handmade teddies to the Christmas Toy Appeal.Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Last year the appeal helped more than 300 people across the region, from young children, to teenager and older adults and pensioners.

It really makes a massive difference to the lives of people who, for whatever reason, are facing hardship at this time of year.


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