This Christmas will be better and brighter for over 340 children in Fife whose circumstances are difficult and less fortunate than others thanks to the ‘Giving Tree Appeal’.
Over the last ten years Fife Council social work staff, library staff and other council employees in Dunfermline and Glenrothes, together with the Lions Club charity, have been giving generously to the appeal, donating gifts that they have bought, wrapped and distributed among children around the Kingdom.
Councillor Judy Hamilton, spokesman for social work and health, said: “Together the Lions Club and Fife Council workers have made it possible for many disadvantaged children to enjoy receiving a gift this Christmas. It is wonderful that council workers and Lions Club members are giving so generously of their time and resources to volunteer, buy, collect, sort, wrap and distribute all these wonderful gifts.”
Cathy Scott, of the Dunfermline and District Lions Club which runs the appeal, added: “We would like to thank all those kind and generous people in Fife Council who have donated gifts. We are always amazed and stunned by the way they give year upon year.”
Fife Council social work offices and Women’s Aid will distribute the presents and if there is a surplus, the extra presents will go to lone parent charity, Gingerbread, which is based in Leven.