Local opticians help less fortunate at Christmas

Staff at Sepcsavers, Inverurie with gifts donated by customers and staff.
Staff at Sepcsavers, Inverurie with gifts donated by customers and staff.
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CARING staff and customers at an opticians in Inverurie collected 100 Christmas gifts for youngsters in need.

Specsavers Inverurie asked staff and customers to each bring in a present to donate to the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.

The new and unwrapped gifts were taken to special collection bins in store. Two full bins of presents were collected, and generosity was so overwhelming that presents also gathered in crates and boxes.

The gifts were collected by Cash for Kids and distributed to disadvantaged youngsters who otherwise may not have received a gift on Christmas Day.

Jill McArthur, store director of Specsavers Inverurie, says: ‘We are thrilled that we’ve collected so many gifts for the appeal.

‘Christmas can be a very difficult time for some families. It’s vitally important that we help support vulnerable youngsters and their families by helping them have a happy Christmas.

‘Cash for Kids is a cause close to the hearts of everyone in the store. We would like to thank everyone who donated a gift to the appeal. Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which operate across 21 areas around the UK.

In the North east of Scotland Northsound Radio’s Cash for Kids raises thousands of pounds for children and young people suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs or who simply need extra care and guidance.