CHARITY Blythswood Care is appealing to people around the Highlands and Islands for donations of clothes, footwear and household textiles.
And to make it easy for the public to give, Blythswood is distributing their distinctive red bags with the message ‘Each bag clothes two’.
The appeal was launched at Blythswood’s Evanton headquarters by MFR Breakfast Show presenter Nicky Marr.
She says that when red Blythswood bags arrived through her letter box, she took that as the perfect excuse to clear out her wardrobe. “In went all the clothes and shoes I haven’t worn for a while, creating some space to let me get at the clothes I wear on a regular basis.
“It’s a good feeling to know that clothes that I have worn and loved will get a new lease of life, and either sold in Blythswood shops to help raise much needed funds, or given directly to someone in need.”
The bags are also available to pick up in any Blythswood shop and at Blythswood’s textile banks.
And you can even request bags to be sent to you by calling 0845 456 9460 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The appeal can be followed on the Blythswood Care Facebook page.
Explaining Blythswood’s ‘Each bag clothes two’ message, operations manager Ian Matheson says: “Blythswood is not just raising funds from clothing, but also distributing it as aid. On average, for every bag of clothing we receive, we give two garments each to two people in need.”