Station's toy appeal success

Published: 11 Dec 2012 15:00

KIND hearted firefighters have stepped in to save Christmas for children fleeing domestic abuse.

FLAMING GREAT EFFORT: Firefighters hand over the toys to representatives from Women's Aid.

Inverclyde Women's Aid, which helps victims escape from violence in the home, are one of the charities to benefit from the Greenock Fire Station's appeal.

The group four crew have enlisted the support of stores around the town to make festive dreams come true this year.

Watch commander Eddie Gallagher said: "This is the first time we have ever done a toy appeal. We were delighted with the response and would like to thank the community of Inverclyde."

Inverclyde Women's Aid run a refuge in Greenock as well as a network of support and one-to-one counselling to help give women the strength to escape from violent partners.

Outreach Support for Inverclyde Women's Aid Carol McLaughlin said: "We're all absolutely delighted with the donation."

Greenock Fire Station's group four watch also donated £200 to the Craigend Resource Centre.

The crew would like to thank Marks and Spencer, Boots, Wilkinson, Primark, Morrisons, McLaren Packaging and staff and customers of Tesco.

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