MP Commends Stirling Generosity


Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, Children and Young People, Constituency, Volunteering

Christmas Toy Appeal Enters Final Days

Alyn Smith MP has congratulated volunteers, charities and businesses across Stirling for the hard work and festive spirit they’ve shown in the annual Stirling Observer Give A Gift Appeal.

Organised since 2008, the annual appeal helps to coordinate donations of new toys and gifts to vulnerable children and young people across the Stirling area.

After collection from drop-off points hosted by local businesses, the gifts are distributed via a wide array of local and national groups including Stirling Council’s social services, Stirling Young Carers, Home-Start Stirling, PLUS, Cornton Vale and Glenochil Family Hubs, Barnardo’s and Stirling Women’s Aid, Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s children’s ward, and Support4Families to name just a few.

Those who wish to find out more can email Appeal Coordinator Kaiya Marjoribanks or

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘It’s been another rollercoaster of a year for communities all over Stirling, but particularly for our young people. I’m very proud to support this toy appeal, and commend all the hard work and dedication shown by a whole range of local businesses, groups and volunteers. They’re Stirling at our best – looking out for each other, lending a helping hand, and going the extra mile to make someone’s Christmas.

‘These donations will be put to good use, and if you’re in the position to contribute to this worthwhile cause I’d urge you to do so. Thanks to the generosity of so many local people over the years, children have made special Christmas memories and that’s important now more than ever.

‘The Stirling Observer really does a power of work to keep us all informed, support local businesses and promote the various strands of activity going on to improve Stirling and make it a better place to study, work and live. Local journalism hasn’t escaped Covid disruption either, so be sure to buy a paper and support our local news ecosystem. It’s extremely important for local democracy, scrutiny and identity.’


Attached is a picture of Alyn Smith MP’s contribution to the appeal, donated to Andrew Anderson & Sons in Raploch.

Drop off points include:


Morrisons supermarket, Springkerse Retail Park

Barber Co, 20 Upper Craigs FK8 2DG

Nationwide Building Society, Port Street

Jintz Express, 1, 5 Munro Rd, Stirling FK7 7SY

Waitrose, Burghmuir Retail Park FK7 7NZ

ABERFOYLE Intrepid, Main St, Aberfoyle, FK8 3UG

BALFRON Andrew Anderson & Sons, 64B Buchanan Street G63 0TW; 

BANNOCKBURN – Jintz Express/Post Office, 17 Quakerfield; 

CALLANDER – Tesco Express, Main Street; 

DUNBLANE – Beech Tree Cafe, 2 Beech Road; 

FALLIN – Tesco Express, Stirling Rd FK7 7JW; 

RAPLOCH – Andrew Anderson & Sons 90 Drip Road FK8 1RN.