A very big thank you to everyone who donated a gift to the recent toy appeal. You were stars! My friends at the Salvation Army were delighted with our donations and sent the following note of thanks…

We are so grateful for your generosity.  Your gifts will be distributed to families in North and West Edinburgh who are struggling to heat their homes and feed themselves this Christmas. Sadly, buying gifts is completely beyond their means.  

Your gifts mean families can experience the joy of giving and receiving this Christmas.  The toy sacks contain a large and small gift, selection box and stocking fillers (stationery, books or toiletries) for every child.  They are also accompanied by a Christmas food box where the agency requests.  

Thank you for bringing light to families feeling encroaching darkness this Christmas. 

God bless you.

Let’s pray for those who cannot afford to heat their homes or put food on the table. May God grant them provision, safety, comfort, and all they need.

Let’s give thanks for the Salvation Army, bringing God’s love and light into the darkness of our world. May God bless them, keep them safe and keep them proclaiming his love.

Thank you.

[from Cat Rawlinson-Watkins]

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