Reminder to think of the needy

IN his Christmas message, Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Lindsay Roy has urged constituents to spare a thought for those less fortunate than themselves.

Mr Roy said, at this time of the year, it is important to think of others, particularly those who may be in poor health or experiencing difficulties for one reason or another.

“Fortunately, despite the picture of greed and selfishness which is sometimes portrayed, most people really do care,” added the MP.

“For instance, there are the volunteers and carers who continue to go the extra mile to help some of the Kingdom’s most vulnerable people.

“I have seen at first hand on several occasions this year just how much hard work they put in for little or no reward, and I can assure them their efforts are hugely appreciated.”

Mr Roy also praised those who simply keep an eye on vulnerable people in their communities – these good neighbours are largely unrecognised, yet their caring nature can and does make all the difference, he said.

“It is right and proper that we are grateful to all these people, not just at Christmas but throughout the year, and there are also many others who deserve our thanks, such as our brave armed forces and their families,” added Mr Roy.

“This is a terribly hard time for those who have suffered loss and it is important that we never forget the sacrifices that continue to be made on our behalf.

“And, although most of us will have time off to enjoy Christmas and New Year, let’s remember that many people will be working to ensure our safety, health and well-being, and they deserve our thanks.

“Finally, let’s ensure this festive season is a safe one: take care, wherever you are and whatever you do.”