Atrocious road condition impacts charity

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A Blythswood charity lorry setting off on a seven day run to collect donations from over Scotland had to cancel collections after one of two lorries Jackknifed, writing off the cab and severely damaging the trailer.

It was estimated that the total collection would have amassed up to 10 Tonnes of donations including clothing destined for Blythswood charity stores, Scottish foodbanks and for disadvantaged children and adults in Eastern European countries including Romania, Albania and Bulgaria.

The charity is now left with only one truck, and will have a hole in the budget as the lowest price cabs cost a minimum of £20k.

The driver came off unscathed, but the ongoing effects could be devastating for the charity.

Blythswood provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief with a specific focus on children in emergencies. As well as overseas aid, Blythswood runs foodbanks over Scotland, with food banks in towns such as Inverness, Aviemore, Dingwall and others.