Donate a festive Giving Tree gift

DON’T forget to leave some presents by the tree for people in need this Christmas.

The Evening News is launching the Giving Tree in association with the Brunswick Shopping Centre and Scarborough Lions, and is asking people to come forward with gift donations.

You can place presents by the Giving Tree in the Brunswick Centre between Saturday November 12 and December 4, the presents will be distributed by the Lions to less fortunate people in the area.

Presents are accepted for any age group and must be new and unwrapped. Collections are also being taken at the Evening News office in Aberdeen Walk.

Scarborough Lions treasurer Roy Chambers said the scheme was a wonderful opportunity for somebody to make another person’s Christmas.

He said: “People can give small gifts and actually change Christmas for people who are facing difficult times.

“The Lions are proud to be involved with the Giving Tree after many years. We are looking for areas where we will be handing out donations to enable people to have a better Christmas.

“It also gives us an opportunity to talk to the public and tell them how we support on a local, national and international level”

Members of the Lions will be at the Brunswick on November 12, 17, 18 and 19 to talk to people about the campaign and the work of the group.

Don’t miss your Brunswick Shopping Centre Christmas 2011 magazine, free with the Evening News on November 17.

The Brunswick is running a prize draw to win a Christmas Shopping Spree and for every competition entry received, it will donate 20p to the Lions.