Letters to the editor

From our edition of December 12, 2012

Bin there

Sir, – Re the New Recycling Caddy.

Great idea council. Week one we use it, put it out and it doesn’t get emptied. Brought it back in next day. Will try again next week! – Yours etc.,



Winged help

Sir, – On behalf of the RAFA Cumbernauld Branch 1355 and 2496 Squadron Cumbernauld Air Training Corps, I would like to offer our sincere thanks to Asda customers, GSM Thomas White, Events co-ordinator Lynn Deakin and the checkout operators of Asda Cumbernauld Store.

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Their generosity and kindness during our bagpack on Saturday, December 8, was much appreciated. Thanks also to RAF bear for his appearance with his jollity and efforts on our behalf. We raised the wonderful sum of £1290 and it is appreciated so much because this will help us in our endeavours within the community.

May I also praise very highly the turnout of the Cadets both in their smartness of dress and in their impeccable manners. They are a credit to their Squadron, their Officers, their parents and very importantly, themselves. Many people including myself, tend to criticise the teenagers of today, but when you look at these young people, you realise that the future of the country will indeed be safe in their hands. Very well done to each and all.

Again, our grateful thanks to all concerened and very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Guid New Year. – Yours etc.,


Wings Appeal and Bag Pack organiser

Royal Air Forces Association

Cumbernauld Branch 1355.

Donation plea

Sir, – Every year around 757 people living in Scotland fall victim to meningitis. At the Meningitis Trust we help local families rebuild their lives following the disease.

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To support everybody who needs us and meet the increased demand we’re seeing for our free services, we doubled the number of our community support officers who work across the country and in your area. Our commitment is to provide support for life to everyone affected by meningitis. Our urgent challenge is to fund it.

To reach out to those who need us takes £8000 a day – over £5 every minute.

More people than ever before need our support and this means we need more people than ever before to support us. Can you help with a donation this Christmas and change the lives of others in your community in their time of need?

Help us make sure victims of meningitis don’t have to suffer alone. Donate on our website at www.meningitis-trust.org or text MENT05 £5 (or any amount up to £10) to 70070 now to start making a difference.

Thank you, we can’t achieve this alone. – Yours etc.,

Sue Davie, CEO and 
Jo Stevenson, 
Regional Fundraising Officer

Meningitis Trust