Gift Tree Project set to launch for 2013

Gift Tree project.

Gift Tree project.

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With Christmas only weeks away, the annual Gift Tree Project in Fraserbugh is in the process of being launched.

Organisers of the project say the project has received great support from the community in previous years and are hopeful that the project will be well supported again this year.

Gift Trees with tags are now appearing at key locations across Fraserburgh including: Tesco, Asda, Boots, Moments Bridal, Little Shoe Boutique, Maitland’s, JIC Link Up Building, NHS Grampian Health Point, Fraserburgh Hospital, Toymaster, Clydesdale Bank, Gray and Adams, Fraserburgh Sports and Leisure Centre, Café Connect, Fraserburgh Development Trust, South Park School, Aberdeenshire Council Environmental Health Department and Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire at North East Scotland College, Fraserburgh Campus.

Pupils from South Park School have been hard at work making Gift Tree tags and other services and groups are also working closely for the project.

Commenting, Angie from the Here for You Partnership said: “Without support from the public and local businesses it would be extremely difficult to develop and deliver this project, I am so grateful to all involved for their support.

“All I ask for now is that members of the public select a tag from one of our trees then buys just one extra gift to donate to a Gift Tree host, so it can be passed on to the central distribution point.

“This project has been developed over a number of years and brings together key services to bring some festive cheer to those in the area that find themselves in need at this time of year.

“The Here for You Partnership will see social work, health visitors, family centres and other professionals working closely together with local businesses and community groups to delivery gifts to vulnerable children in our society. Being involved with this project is wonderful and the generosity of our community is overwhelming.”

If you wish to host a tree, donate wrapping paper, sellotape, tags, parcels or donate your time to help wrap gifts, then please contact Angie Christie, Social
Regeneration Officer for the Here for
You Partnership on 01346 510245 or email angie@fraserburghdevelopmenttrust.org