Festive giving campaign is gift for Capital’s elderly

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A CHARITY based in Portobello is appealing for help bringing happiness to lonely and less well-off older people this Christmas.

Home Instead Senior Care is calling for people to support its Senior Santa initiative. The charity is working with non-profit and community organisations to identify older people in the Edinburgh area who might not receive gifts this Christmas. Presents can be handed in to the charity’s office at 240 High Street, Portobello.

Gift ideas include blankets or throws, slippers and socks, toiletries such as lotions, bath soaps or toothpaste, pyjamas, nightgowns or robes, food hampers or sugar-free sweets, kitchen and bath towels, clothes and pet food.

Call in to the office or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/edinburgh.