Bo’ness Rugby Club is showing its community spirit by taking part in this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal.
The club, whoich was founded two years ago, felt it was important to play a part in local community events as a way of paying back the support it has enjoyed as a new club.
This year club members decided to support the annual appeal organised by the Salvation Army, which sees hundreds of gift parcels donated to those families who may be struggling to provide presents for their children at Christmas.
Steven Reid, club chairman said: “We have had excellent levels of assistance from the community at large since we started the club, and felt that it was only right we give something back. The local appeal touched our hearts since it involves children and Christmas
‘‘There can be no worse feeling as a parent who is struggling financially, to have the extra pressures of children expecting gifts on Christmas morning and not being able to provide for them. We want to ensure we do our bit.
Following an appeal to members, supporters and their families, the club has donated £50 each to the Storehouse food charity and the Salvation Army.
‘‘In addition, several boxes of both gifts and childrens sweets have also been provided to both organisations for distribution to families.
Lieutenant Tim Lennox from Bo’ness Salvation Army said: “For the first time this year we are partnering with the Storehouse to ensure that families receiving a gift donation will also receive a food hamper to help see them through the festive period.
These parcels will then be delivered to households where parents are struggling financially in order to ensure that no child will be left without a present to open on Christmas morning.”
The club are currently looking for volunteers to join the committee - interested parties should contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org