Falkirk children thanked for helping BID with Toy Soldier Trail

A creative bunch of children have been rewarded with early Christmas gifts after helping Falkirk Delivers out with its fun-filled festive attraction.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 4:45 pm

The town’s Business Improvement District (BID) has placed toy soldiers in secret locations as part of a free trail for all of the family to enjoy.

Youngsters were asked to come up with names for each of the soldiers – and Falkirk bairns were quick to offer a list of catchy suggestions.

Winning entries were provided by: Alfie Taylor, Abigail Duncan, Anna Lowe, James Thomson, Laura Hendry, Mitchell Fowler, Mia Laidlaw, Joshua and Leila Simpson, Erica Markey, Shay Ferrier, Frankie Hall and Leonie Allison.

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The winners of a Name the Toy Soldiers competition held by Falkirk Delivers. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The trail, created by Falkirk Delivers in partnership with member businesses, runs until December 22 and features 12 toy soldiers hidden in shop windows across the town centre.

Each toy can be tracked down with help from a festive trail map which, along with an entry form, can be downloaded from the Falkirk Delivers website.

Forms will also be available at The Howgate shopping centre help desk.

Families are encouraged to explore the town centre and write down the names of the toy soldiers.

Once the mission is complete, forms can be placed in the postbox next to The Howgate help desk for a chance to win a £15 Love Local gift card.

As a bonus competition, Falkirk Delivers want families to take a selfie with a soldier and share it on the Falkirk Delivers Facebook page for their chance to win a £30 gift card.

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