DONATIONS for the Press Toy Appeal are already starting to pour into the Dunfermline Foodbank after it's launch last month thanks to our generous readers.

ExxonMobil have backed this year's campaign and volunteers at the foodbank are accepting and distributing the charitable gifts over the festive season.

Sandra Beveridge, project manager at Dunfermline Foodbank, said: "We cannot thank the people of West Fife enough for doing this for local children at Christmas time. No-one should wake up on Christmas morning to nothing.

"The donations of toys and (food if you can) will go a long way to make many people happy this Christmas and hopefully take some stress away from the current crisis we are in."

Free donation bags will be included in next week's issue of the Press and we are asking readers to support the appeal by buying a small toy, if you can.

Each small gift will be given out to those in need when they collect their regular food parcel from their local foodbank, which is also also looking for donations over the festive period.

At the moment, they are in need of UHT milk, coffee, tinned meat/fish, tinned potatoes/veg, tinned macaroni/spaghetti, tinned custard/rice pudding, tinned fruit, instant mash, long life juice/diluting juice, cheesy pasta, Pot Noodles/Mug Shots, sugar, washing up liquid and shampoo/conditioner.

Anyone who would like to donate to this year's Christmas Toy Appeal can do so by dropping their free gift bag off at the Dunfermline Foodbank warehouse located in Unit 1C Pitreavie Business Park on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 4-6pm.

Throughout December, the Foodbank will be open outwith these hours and readers are encouraged to call Sandra on 07580 231286 to find out when they can go along to drop off their donations.