Grangemouth schools thank firm for collecting Christmas gifts for struggling families

Primary schools have thanked a Grangemouth business whose staff collected Christmas gifts for disadvantaged pupils.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 12:30 pm

Engineering consultancy firm Doosan Babcock contacted local primaries and asked each one to provide a list of children who may not receive presents from Santa so its employees could, in turn, gather and distribute items.

The gift bundles were tailored to suit each child, with toys, games, pyjamas, hats, gloves and sweets sent out to four schools.

Teachers at Beancross Primary, Bowhouse Primary, Moray Primary and Sacred Heart Primary were touched by the generous offer.

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Staff at Grangemouth engineering consultancy firm Doosan Babcock collected Christmas presents for underprivileged schoolchildren. Contributed.

Doosan Babcock also made up four large hampers for Grangemouth care home Cunningham House containing a selection of savoury and sweet treats.

After returning to work following the festive break, the team – based in Inchyra Business Park – received a number of thank you letters.

Margaret Marsh, Moray Primary inclusion support worker, said: “These will make a massive difference to every pupil. I just know each one will love their gifts.”

Louise Finlayson, Beancross Primary deputy headteacher, said: “My thanks to Doosan Babcock for thinking of our pupils through their annual Christmas appeal.

“It makes a major difference to each child and I cannot thank you enough.”

Drew Halley, Doosan Babcock senior operations manager, said: “The Doosan Babcock team at Grangemouth have supported the local community for many years and particularly at Christmas.

“However, 2020 was especially important due to the Covid-19 pandemic and potential impact this had on families.

“This was all made possible due to the kind financial donations given by the Doosan Babcock team and local suppliers.”

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