WHILE children receive a lot of gifts through the hugely popular Secret Santa venture, don't forget our four-legged friends.

Troon Vets Collier and Brock, who have premises in Troon and Irvine, have donated a selection of dog treats.

Secret Santa organiser Caroline Goodall Cummings said: "We get nominations to deliver dog treats to families who have dogs and these can be dropped in with other gifts. We've been doing this for a long time now and it's good that dogs are catered for."

Meanwhile the hugely popular Secret Santa campaign is up and running once again, spreading festive cheer across the community.

This is the fifth year the project has run and the Troon Times will be promoting it once again in 2018.

Secret Santa was the brainchild of Troon native Campbell Malone, a teacher now living in New Zealand.

He has been tirelessly supported from year two by Troon woman Caroline Goodall Cummings.

Around 1000 Troon children receive a gift from Santa each year delivered to their house.

The event is free, all you have to do is nominate your children to Troon Secret Santa by messaging Caroline Goodall Cummings on the Secret Santa Facebook page.

Donation points for Troon locals to drop in selection boxes are now open and deliveries are starting on Friday, December 7.

Donation points as follows: The Little Knitting Shop, 55 Dundonald Road, Keystore Deveron Road, Keystore Central Avenue, Morrisons Troon, Co-op Muirhead, Barassie Stores (Sals), Day Today Lang Rd Barassie, The Railway Club, Troon and The Poppy Room, Church Street.