A ‘Great Toy Giveaway’ took place recently at St Francis Xavier’s parish in Falkirk thanks to the generosity of parishioners and the local community.
A parish appeal for toys, books and various gifts led to a church hall packed with presents, meaning struggling parents can give children a Christmas to remember.
Parish priest, Fr Jamie Boyle, said it had been “an amazing response to our appeal for a toy exchange.”
He added: “This will lighten the burden for so many families this Christmas and it’s good for the planet too!”
A parishioner posted a video on the parish Facebook page and said: ‘When Fr Jamie came in and looked at the hall and saw everything, he filled up, because I don’t quite think he could believe the generosity.’