Scottish War Blinded members present West Lothian Young Carers with Christmas gifts

Posted: 08/12/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members presented Christmas gifts to West Lothian Young Carers today (Thursday 08 December 2016) at the Linburn Centre.

Members warmly greeted Wilma and Xanthia back to the Linburn Centre having received a number of contributions from Scottish War Blinded in support of West Lothian Young Carers in recent years, including electronic equipment and seasonal gifts.

Wilma Murray, Senior Development Officer at West Lothian Young Carers describes the work of the charity as well as how the gifts are distributed:

“We work with young carers, aged between 8-18 who support a family member living with a disability, illness, mental health, drug or alcohol related issues. I think it’s overwhelming how generous Scottish War Blinded members have been and the gifts will be organised into personalised gift packages for the young carers, where we look into their family situation and ensure everyone in the household receives a Christmas gift.”

Scottish War Blinded members Harry and Anne Mclean have made several contributions to the West Lothian Young Carers in recent years, who said:

“Scottish War Blinded are so good to us and we wish to pass on our goodwill to others. Young carers give so much in the care of others and we are delighted to provide them with a little Christmas cheer.”

Linburn Centre IT Instructor Brian Wilson co-ordinated the collection of Christmas gifts from members and liaised with West Lothian Carers, who said:

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity our members have shown, many of whom have children and great grandchildren of similar ages to the young carers which certainly strikes a chord. I am very proud of our members and delighted to support a worthy local cause.”

We wish everyone at West Lothian Young Carers as very Merry Christmas and successful New Year.