Housebuilder hailed for helping to ensure kids receive toys this Christmas

DANDARA East Scotland has been spreading Christmas cheer by supporting River Kids’ West Lothian Xmas Toy Appeal.

The housebuilder donated new toys for all age groups and £500 to the charity which supports disadvantaged kids across West Lothian.

Set up in 1989, the West Lothian Toy Appeal was started to ensure that no child goes without a present at celebratory times of the years such as birthdays and Christmas.

River Kids, which is based in Broxburn, also provides children with clothing, shoes, and household items, as well as providing employment opportunities, and financial support via grants.

Jack Christine, charity manager of River Kids, said, “The cost of living crisis has hit so many people incredibly hard, so it is important for us to continue working to provide support and opportunities for local children and their families. We tend to struggle to gather gifts for 9 to 13 year olds the most, so we were thrilled to receive such a great selection of presents for this age group from Dandara.

“Thanks to companies like Dandara, we can continue to offer support and guidance to families when the going gets tough. The children will be thrilled to wake up to these wonderful gifts on Christmas morning.”

Lisa Archibald, head of sales for Dandara East Scotland, added, “Affordability is a real concern for a lot of families this year, leaving so many children without a gift on Christmas day. River Kids are amazing, providing support to children and families across West Lothian and beyond throughout the year.

“Thanks to our wonderful team, we have managed to donate lots of toys including art sets, building blocks and puzzles which I’m sure will be enjoyed by all children this Christmas. We are incredibly grateful to River Kids in allowing Dandara to get involved and providing a much needed helping hand to so many families in Scotland.”

To find out more about River Kids or to donate click here.