Become a ‘Secret Santa’ and help a charity this Christmas

Local MSP Fiona McLeod has launched a Christmas Gift Drive in support of East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid and Kirkintilloch Foodbank.

Ms McLeod is donating the money she would normally spend on Christmas cards and stamps to the causes and is urging her constituents to donate items which can be dropped off at her Southbank Business Park office until 5pm on December 17 (alternatively you can call 0141 776 2091 to arrange collection).

Suggestions include chocolates, mince pies, footballs, stuffed toys, make-up, gift sets, socks and warm scarves and gloves.

All gifts should be new and unwrapped.

She said: “A treat like this could make someone’s Christmas – so please consider being a ‘Secret Santa’ to someone you don’t know.”