Falkirk firefighters help Christmas appeal

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Signpost Recovery, a FVADP service, are working in partnership to help Forth Valley families at Christmas.


Fire stations in the Falkirk area are lending their services to the campaign to ensure children in the area receive a present this Christmas and their families receive a food hamper.

The Christmas hamper appeal, run by local drug and alcohol service – Signpost Recovery, is asking members of the public to donate a gift and help bring joy to families, especially those with children.

SFRS provided funding to enable the purchase of gifts for the kids who are also affected by their parents’ alcohol/substance abuse whilst also providing additional funding in addition to the £50 which was kindly donated by Tesco Redding Road in Falkirk.

This appeal hopes to provide additional practical support to the families of the Signpost Recovery service users, the priority being those with children.  A minimum of 50 hampers to families across Forth Valley is needed this Christmas.

Local Area Liaison Officer Stuart Watson said: “We are delighted to help deliver the hampers to the families this year.  It also gives us the opportunity to carry out home fire safety visits for those families who are receiving hampers. We want to make people aware of the fire risks and what they can do to prevent a fire happening in their home.

“It is vital that homes have working smoke alarms so that everyone in your home will be alerted in the event of fire and by working together we can help keep our communities safe this winter.”

SFRS would like you to have a very happy, safe Christmas and New Year.  If you or someone you know is vulnerable or may be at risk from fire please get in touch and arrange a FREE home fire safety visit with local firefighters by calling 0800 0731 999 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk

A wide range of tips on how to keep yourself and your home safe from fire are available on the SFRS website: www.firescotland.gov.uk/winter