Montrose girls to donate their birthday presents to charity

Ruby Clark and Hannah Swanston

Ruby Clark and Hannah Swanston

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Two generous young girls from Montrose have decided to donate all their presents for their sixth birthdays to a local charity for under-privileged children.

Hannah Swanston, whose birthday is on November 6, and Ruby Clark, who celebrates her big day on November 13, are having a joint sixth birthday party on Sunday (November 2).

The girls’ birthdays are a week apart and Ruby and Hannah, who both go to Rosemount Primary School, have decided to launch their own mini appeal on behalf of Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas by donating the presents from the party to the charity appeal.

The radio station’s Mission Christmas appeal asks members of the public to buy an extra present that they can give to a disadvantaged child aged up to 18 to “make their Christmas morning that little bit brighter”.

Carole Clark, Ruby’s mum, said: “Hannah’s mum, Michelle Swanston, and I are very proud the girls are supporting the Mission Christmas appeal.

“Michelle and I put a picture of the girls on Facebook with the undernoted message and already have had a great response from friends and family on behalf of the girls.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the girl’s mini appeal can leave presents at the Montrose Review office, Murray Street.

The office is open Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Gifts should be new and unwrapped for a boy or girl aged up to 18.

Carole said: “We are arranging to deliver the presents to Radio Tay at the end November/beginning of December.

“We hope members of the public can support the girls with their mini appeal.”