Members of the community are being asked to spare a thought for troops on active duty this Christmas.
The Support Our Soldiers charity want residents to donate a ‘morale box’ with a wrapped present, an individual Christmas pudding, individual Christmas cake or a small selection packet for the lads and lassies that will not be home for the festive season.
Regional co-ordinator Lynn O’Brien said: “People have been generous over the last five years in donating to our morale boosting packages. Over the festive season many of our troops will not be home and some have little or no family contact and so we want to make Christmas Day a special day for everyone by sending out our special Christmas Cheer Box full of a taste of home and a present for them to open.”
A Christmas card or personal message can also be included with the festive treats, which can be handed in to Co-operative Funeralcare branches.
For further information go to www.supportoursoldiers.co.uk