Help for Heroes Stocking Appeal gets help from funeral directors

Funeral service arranger, Angie Greig, collected 22 stockings for Help for Heroes.
Funeral service arranger, Angie Greig, collected 22 stockings for Help for Heroes.

Stonehaven funeral directors MacIntosh & Steven have collected Christmas gifts for the Help for Heroes Stocking Appeal.

The Christmas stockings are given to all the wounded, injured and sick who are at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Headley Court and four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres, which are located around the country.

Funeral service arranger, Angie Greig, said: “Thanks to colleagues and friends, we have managed to collect enough items for 22 complete stockings which is a fantastic result.

‘‘I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported this worthwhile cause, which is especially poignant on this centenary year of the First World War.

“I have a few friends who have family members in active duty and I know how much of a wonderful job Help for Heroes do.

‘‘Taking part in this was one small way we felt we were able to bring a wee bit of cheer to our heroes.”

Help for Heroes Campaign Manager, Claire McHenry, said: “We would like to thank all of Dignity’s colleagues and friends for their amazing support for our Christmas Stocking Appeal; we really couldn’t do this without you.”

MacIntosh & Steven provides a 24-hour service and is part of Dignity, a British company that has funeral directors in towns and cities all across the UK. MacIntosh & Steven also have branches in Aberdeen and Banchory.