Kirkcaldy YMCA helping to bring festive cheer to families this Christmas

Liz EastonLiz Easton
Liz Easton
Kirkcaldy YMCA has delivered Christmas cheer this week to families who are struggling financially and have no one else to turn to.

The charity’s Christmas food and gift drive is funded by Fife Council Cafe Inc, Asda Foundation, and Cash for Kids alongside donations from local businesses and residents.

Liz Easton, general secretary of the YM, said: “There are a lot of people out there needing support this year and it’s not just families - there are people who live on their own, couples and older people who need our support also.

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"Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, quite a few of our referrals are people who have been made redundant, or furloughed, on a reduced wage and struggling to make ends meet.

"We are very grateful for all of the support that we have received to help these people at Christmas time.”

Over 136 households across Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn and Burntisland received a fresh food parcel, toys, gifts, toiletries, treats, nappies, and a voucher to buy fresh meat.

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" We have provided people with fresh food so they can choose what they want to make,” Liz adds.

“The parcels are filled with milk, eggs, cheese, bread, fruit and veg, stock cubes as well as many other items – there is also a voucher for people to buy fresh meat or to buy a vegetarian option.

"A lot of the households we are supporting this Christmas are families that have over five people so it is really important to give them ownership and to offer them a choice.”

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