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Caithness community radio station launches 29th toy appeal

By Alan Hendry

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Some of the many Christmas presents that were donated for last year's Caithness FM Toy Appeal.
Some of the many Christmas presents that were donated for last year's Caithness FM Toy Appeal.

Community radio station Caithness FM has launched its 29th annual toy appeal, with gifts being sought for underprivileged children across the county.

Around 350 youngsters benefited from the generosity of local people who supported last year's appeal and the station is again asking the public to donate items such as toys, books, toiletries, pyjamas or anything that a child from newborn to 18 could use.

Caithness FM's company secretary Jackie Johnson said: "Unfortunately every year the need for this appeal seems to grow and grow – but fortunately we live in a community where the generosity of our listeners also grows.

"All donations stay in Caithness and many, many children in the county will smile on Christmas morning due to that generosity.

"If you live in Caithness and need a little help to make Christmas happen this year, call our dedicated elf line between November 27 and December 15 on 07712 468540."

Gifts being donated must be new and unwrapped. Contributions will be accepted until December 20.

Collection points in Thurso are the Original Factory Shop, Serendipity, the Royal British Legion, Semichem, North Coast Visitor Centre, Bank of Scotland, Thurso High School (for pupils and staff) and Caithness FM.

The Wick collection points are Tesco, Argos and Bank of Scotland.

Caithness FM can be heard on 106.5 and at caithnessfm.co.uk

Caithness FM presenter Robin Young will be collecting money for the appeal at Saturday's Highland League football match between Wick Academy and Nairn County at Harmsworth Park.

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