Redpath brings spirit of Christmas to local community
Over the past month the team at Redpath Construction have been gathering pre-loved toys to donate to two local children’s groups.
The Jimmy Dunnachie Family Learning Centre and the Carnwadric baby and toddler group in Kennishead support local families, many of which face extreme poverty which is particularly difficult at Christmas.
Most of the toys will be used for play and learning at the centres with some being re-gifted to children who would otherwise not receive Christmas presents this year.
Susan Cardwell, business development and marketing manager, said: “I have 3 kids and I know how much they receive at Christmas and also how many toys are barely played with. I always clear out used toys at this time of year and I thought, what if we all did this and create a huge pile of toys? Thanks to the generosity of our staff and clients we managed to gather a van full of toys in excellent condition.”
The toys were received by inquisitive and excited little faces, with claims being made for Buzz Lightyear, Pop up Pirate and the fireman’s helmet in particular.