SFRS has been on Mission Christmas in Tayside
22 December 2015
Local Senior Officer Colin Grieve thanks staff and public for their support of Radio Tay FM's annual appeal to give presents to 3,500 children
Local Senior Officer for Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Colin Grieve
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Dundee would like to thank the public for their support of the Radio Tay FM Mission Christmas Appeal which aims to provide Christmas presents to around 3,500 children across Tayside.
SFRS stations in Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus all joined in the appeal by making stations available as drop off points for gifts.
Retained stations were also advertised as being open for the duration of their training nights.
Local Senior Officer for Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Colin Grieve said: “Thank you to all who accepted presents on behalf of the charity.
“Our efforts have been greatly appreciated by the Mission Christmas Team. A special mention must be made to thank everybody at Montrose Fire Station who kindly made a significant donation of presents rather than sending Christmas cards this year.
“In total we collected around 250 presents including those collected by the Dundee Biker’s Forum. We have also participated in the transportation of donations from local drop off points to the main distribution point in Dundee.
“Support staff kindly collected presents from the Montrose and Forfar drop off points.”
He added: “We hope to contribute to next year's event in a similar way. I would like to thank the public for their tremendous support for this worthwhile campaign.
“It is important for us all to remember that there are children out there who are less fortunate than others and hopefully Mission Christmas will put a few more smiles on the faces of those who may have otherwise gone without.”