West Lothian groups benefit from Christmas donations
St.John Scotland West Lothian Area donated thousands of pounds to local worthy causes through its Christmas donations.
It gave £2,000 to the continuing work of the St.John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. But due to the Covid 19 restrictions the charity was unable to make a formal presentation to the Edinburgh HQ with the lockdown tier levels in place at the time.
A further £2,000 was given to the West Lothian Food Bank. St John Scotland West Lothian area vice chairman Atholl McInnes CStJ (pictured) presented the cheque to the West Lothian Food Bank manager Kathleen Neally.
There was a £500 donation given by St John Scotland West Lothian area chairman Keith Stirling CStJ to Seagull Trust chairman David Mieras.
The Military Museum Scotland based at Linburn received £500. Vice chairman Atholl McInnes CStJ presented a cheque to the museum’s curator Ian Inglis.
W.Keith Stirling CStJ, chairman of St.John Scotland West Lothian Area, explained the importance of these Christmas donations to local worthy organisations.
He said: “In these very trying times globally with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is very gratifying that St.John Scotland West Lothian Area through the hard work of its committee, members and supporters are in a position to make such substantial donations to our local charities and overseas charities.
"Who at this present time are struggling so hard in these extreme conditions to survive.”