Today was the last day to donate toys for the Radio Forth
Christmas toy appeal.Every year they do this so that children who would not get anything for Christmas, get something. The toys are handed over to the local Social Work departments in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife and The Salvation Army, who distribute them to the children.
OK so why am I rambling on about this worthy cause on the day the appeal finishes? Well, Musselburgh Rugby Football Club
had toys left over from the Christmas party last year, and the Board decided we would donate them to the Radio Forth appeal and today was the day that I had a window in my schedule that would allow enough time to head up into Edinburgh to deliver them. However before I could do this I needed to empty out the car to allow enough room to transport the 4 very BIG boxes of toys. This done,I was about ready to head off when I got a phonecall from the school to say Bob had fallen in the playground and banged his head, so could I come and get him!!!
When I picked him up he was a bit "bloodied" and shook up so I cleaned up his head, hand and knee, made sure he was OK and we both headed off to deliver the toys.
Whilst we were waiting to bring in the toys from the car we met Sandi Thom
who actually used to sing in a band called the Residents who come from my home village of Gourdon
on the East coast of Scotland. We chatted for a few minutes before she had to go meet the person she was in to see. After that we brought in the boxes of toys.
Here is Bob handing them over to Radio Forth DJ and presenter Grant Stott
. (No relation!)This really made his day!!!!!