A BALLOCH children’s hospice is set to receive a special early Christmas gift.

On December 1 Robin House will be presented with a “forever tree” which will be planted in its gardens and decorated with solar lights.

The hospice, which is operated by Children Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), provides a ‘home away from home’ for families with children living with life-shortening conditions.

The tree is being gifted as part of local farm Edenmill’s inaugural ‘12 Days of Giving’ initiative.

Edenmill, a family-run establishment, launched the initiative in an effort to spread joy and Christmas cheer. It will provide free Christmas trees to charities and organisations between Glasgow and Loch Lomond.

Robin House will be presented with its tree by Edenmill in collaboration with Dumbarton Lions Club which provided the solar lights.

Mark Gibson, managing director of Edenmill, said: "At Edenmill, we're dedicated to giving back, especially during the festive season, and these charities mean a lot to us.

“The '12 Days of Giving' initiative is our way of making Christmas a little brighter for those who need it most."

Joan Shields, President of the Dumbarton Lions, added: "We've collaborated with Robin House for some time, and we're thrilled to join forces with Edenmill to ensure they have a beautiful Christmas tree to enjoy for years to come."

For further information on the initiative visit Edenmill’s website HERE.