Asda donation for appeal

Majors James and June Rorie of Motherwell Salvation Army receive a donation from Bernadette Hart at Asda Motherwell for Christmas Present Appeal.
Majors James and June Rorie of Motherwell Salvation Army receive a donation from Bernadette Hart at Asda Motherwell for Christmas Present Appeal.

Asda Motherwell presented two trollies full of goodies donated by customers to Majors James and June Rorie of Motherwell Salvation Army for the Times & Speaker Christmas Parcel Appeal.

The store’s Bernadette Hart said: “Just a week after we launched our involvement in this year’s appeal we had two large trollies filled to the brim.

“We have had a phenomenal response from generous customers and there is still plenty of time so get involved so we can hopefully make another donation.”

The appeal aims to distribute gifts to people across the area so everyone from babies to pensioners can enjoy the festive season.

The appeal runs until Friday, December 11, and donations can be dropped off to our office at 29 Hope Street in Motherwell, the Royal Bank of Scotland branch at Motherwell Cross, Asda Motherwell or directly to the Salvation Army Halls in Motherwell and Bellshill.

In addition Dundas Estates has put up a Giving Tree in the show home of its Barons Gate development in Motherwell for people to leave parcels under.

Sales and marketing manager Heather Birrell said: “Our staff go the extra mile to spread a little Christmas cheer and it’s all about helping a child or someone in need who might not get a gift this Christmas.”

Gift ideas include toys, books, suitable CDs and DVDs, art sets, jigsaws, board games and puzzles.

Clothes, including socks and underwear, as well as winter accessories such as hats and scarves will also be gratefully received.

Items such as toiletries, diaries and calendars, chocolates and biscuits are great gifts for older people.

The Times & Speaker wants to hear of all the good work being carried out by our readers, those who are wishing to take part can call us to arrange a suitable photocall on 01698 242553.