Local man gifts Xmas hamper to neighbour

Local man David Forbes was one of the recipients from the Church of Love’s recent hamper donations, but, in true Christmas spirit, has gifted the hamper on to someone who would better benefit from it over the holidays.

Mr Forbes, who lives on Union Grove, along with 249 fellow Brochers, was given the hamper ahead of Christmas by the Church of Love.

The Church, which has been active in Fraserburgh since 2007, has previously distributed hampers in the Moray Road area for the past four years, as well as serving free breakfasts every Saturday at the JIC building since 2009.

Adding to the hamper, which already contained poultry and trimmings, Mr Forbes passed on the goodwill item to his neighbour, Agnes Watson, also of Union Grove, having asked his nephew, Ben Nibloe, if he knew anyone who would have more use for the donation.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Mr Forbes, who works offshore, said: “There’s more folk who need it more than me.”

Earlier in December, Pastor of the Church of Love, Wilfred Emmanuel, thanked those who had helped donate to the hamper drive.

“I would like to say a special thanks to members of my church who gave cash generously to buy the hampers this year,” he said.