For many years now our Variety at Work team has been responsible for organising Christmas parties and distributing toys in the weeks prior to Christmas – to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.

This year our toy appeal has exceeded all expectations since it was launched last month. Over 1,000 toys have been donated to this great cause. They have been donated by companies, organisations and even from a 70th birthday party where toys for Variety were requested instead of gifts.

The toys are being distributed right across West Central Scotland from Govan to Motherwell and from Castlemilk to Hamilton. These toys will reach children who otherwise were facing a very bleak time.

Variety Scotland, Chairman Elliot McKenzie said:

“There can be nothing worse for a child to wake up on Christmas morning and Santa hasn’t been there. Variety Scotland is helping Santa this year to make dreams come true!”

Photo: The presents, the guests donated at the recently held Annual Ball & Party in the Glasgow Hilton.