Those who have supported appeal should be proud

Glennis Middleton.
Glennis Middleton.

The Angus Toy Appeal was set up in 2004 by a group of kind-hearted Arbroath volunteers who wanted to make a difference to the lives of children in the area.

The appeal started off with mainly second hand toys donated by a church congregation, toddlers groups and other generous members of the public.

Eleven years on and the charity is going from strength to strength, making sure children in need in Angus have a new toy to open on Christmas morning.

Hundreds of referrals have been made by Angus Council’s social work department.

Commenting on the work done by the volunteers and all those who have donated this year, Angus councillor Glennis Middleton, convener of social work and health, (pictured), said: “For more than a decade the Angus Toy Appeal has provided an outstanding service to families in great need and who arguably feel the pressure of their circumstances most acutely at this time of year.

“The charity and its many volunteers make sure that children’s dreams of Santa are not dashed and bring a focus to the enormous generosity of Angus folk.

“It’s not too late to give and what better reward is there than bringing smiles to the faces of hundreds of children at Christmas?

“The people of Angus should be proud.”