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Local Generosity for Tsunami Appeal

LOCAL generosity seems to know no bounds as the Stranraer Tsunami Appeal has gone to prove.

On Monday a 7.5-tonne Combined Services container made its way north to Glasgow crammed with the donations of local folk which will, in turn, be shipped out to the millions of victims in Asia.

Packet and dried food, toiletries, first aid kit, tools, tents, blankets and much more were handed in in their droves.

And on Friday the generous pupils from Castle Kennedy Primary School arrived at the Millennium Centre in Stranraer, the local collection point, to unload shoeboxes they had filled with their own donations.

Appeal co-ordinator Eileen Bryant, Millennium Centre manager, said:

"I have been totally overwhelmed by the support this appeal has had and how thoughtful people have been - it's been fantastic.

"Everyone from wee kids to pensioners who maybe don't have a lot have come in and given and it's heartwarming. But then that's typical of the people in this area.

"You couldn't even start to estimate just how much has been collected here.

"The volunteers who have helped to collect and pack the donations also deserve praise."

The collection began two weeks ago and in that time more than 100 boxes have been stuffed full of donations.

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