‘Our staff are being Santa’s Elves this week delivering masses of amazing presents and Christmas hampers to families who wouldn’t otherwise be getting much this year, ’ says Paula Swanston Manager at Home Link Family Support
Home link Family Support identified 70 children of Edinburgh and Midlothian families who were dealing with finances, homelessness and low wages and would struggle to provide presents for their children. Scott-MonCrieff partnered with charity Freshstart and also Forth One’s Mission Christmas provided a deluge of wonderful presents that are being distributed this week.
Scott-Moncreiff’s staff volunteer to go shopping for a family with brief details of the ages and stages of the children. We deliver the presents along with all the sellotape and xmas paper so the parents get the fun of wrapping up their child’s gifts ready for Christmas morning.
Fresh Start also provide hampers of food to help a family stretch their budget at this expensive time of year.
“Thanks for the gifts, I hadn’t started yet and was worried because I’ve no money. So knowing I’ve now got something has helped me loads – at least the kids will now have something to open. Thanks a bunch – and Merry Christmas.” Dalkeith Mum
Home Link Family Support is a charity aiming to give children the best start in life in Edinburgh and Midlothian 0131 667 0890 www.homelinkfamilysupport.org
Freshstart is a Charity helping people make a home for themselves, Tel: 0131 476 7741 http://www.freshstartweb.org.uk
Scott-Moncrieff, Business Advisers and Accountants, www.scott-moncrieff.com