Councillor wants your unwanted gifts

Pictured at the Keptie Street paper shop on Wednesday a the representatives from the drop off places for the gifts appeal project. They are, from left - Paul Cook Station Bar, Alison Gillespie paper shop, Councillor David Fairweather and Allan Russell RNLI lifeboat station.
Pictured at the Keptie Street paper shop on Wednesday a the representatives from the drop off places for the gifts appeal project. They are, from left - Paul Cook Station Bar, Alison Gillespie paper shop, Councillor David Fairweather and Allan Russell RNLI lifeboat station.

A LOCAL councillor is appealing for any Christmas gifts that could be turned into ways of helping local charities.

David Fairweather is hoping that any gifts that are unwanted or shoved away on a shelf or cupboard will be donated to become prizes in a ‘Big Arbroath Raffle’.

And charities set to benefit from the proceeds of the raffle include the Royal Marines Association, the RNLI and the Arbroath Skatepark Project.

Councillor Fairweather said: “I firmly believe that if we can get the generous Arbroath public and businesses involved then we can make this a raffle to remember.

“Already gifts of a bottle of whisky, a Lacoste polo shirt and wine have been given to myself alongside a ‘skatepark’ cake which is being baked by one lady.”

Anybody wanting to make a donation can drop off prizes at the RNLI station, the Papershop in Keptie Street, Carpet Disco in Millgate and the Station Bar.

Alternatively Councillor Fairweather can be contacted on 07766073823.

Tickets will be on sale for the raffle soon and the draw will be made in February.

l Pictured launching the gifts appeal at the Keptie Street Papershop are from left - Paul Cook, Station Bar; Alison Gillespie, papershop, Councillor David Fairweather and Allan Russell from the RNLI.