Broch students take on Gift Tree Project

NESCOL Fraserburgh students with the Gift Tree and some of the donations they have already received
NESCOL Fraserburgh students with the Gift Tree and some of the donations they have already received

Students at the North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh have taken the reins of the Gift Tree Project to help those in need this Christmas.

One of the most important initiatives of its kind in the North-east, the annual Gift Tree appeal provides local families and individuals across Fraserburgh with extra support over the festive period.

Last year, local generosity saw more than 800 referrals provided with Gift Tree assistance to the tune of around £25,000 in terms of gifts and food support.

Students of the NC Level 4 Childcare and Healthcare & Social Care courses have decided to take on the project to help those in and around the Fraserburgh area.

Speaking to the Herald one of the students, Janice Wallace, said: “We are doing this to raise awareness and to give something back to the community and to give everyone a good Christmas.”

The main gift tree is located at the campus on Henderson Road and members of the public are welcome to bring along their donations.

Gift tags will be available at a Christmas Fair held at the college on Wednesday, December 9 from 9am to 3pm.