Scottish War Blinded Members Donate Christmas Gifts to West Lothian Young Carers

Posted: 15/12/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members have generously donated Christmas presents to West Lothian Young Carers and their families.

The West Lothian Young Carers Project is a service provided by the voluntary organisation Carers of West Lothian in Livingston. The service supports young people, aged 8-18, provide care and support for a loved one.

Earlier this year, Scottish War Blinded members donated computer equipment to support the young carers. Members were delighted to, once again, support their work by donating a wide range of gifts from computer tablets, mobile phones, chocolates to backpacks and teddy bears as Christmas gifts.

Wilma Philpot and Xanthe Dalziel-Carruthers from West Lothian Young Carers visited Scottish War Blinded members today at the Linburn Centre to pick up the Christmas gifts.

Wilma Philpot, Senior Development Officer at West Lothian Young Carers said:

“We get donations from organisations and make up bags of Christmas presents for the West Lothian Young Carers, their siblings and family. We’ve been very fortunate as the Linburn Centre has adopted us a fellow local charity. In the past we have received generous gifts of computer equipment, Selections boxes and Easter eggs as well as being their charity of the year. We off our thanks to all of Scottish War Blinded members who have generously handed in gifts.”

Scottish War Blinded members Anne and Harry McLean (pictured in the centre) said:

“As young carers, they will miss out on parts of their childhood, so the gifts will be of comfort to them and their families over Christmas. We have the upmost respect and admiration for the work they do and look forward to future opportunities to show our support for West Lothian Young Carers.”

We wish everyone at West Lothian Young Carers Project a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.