Com­pany help the home­less

Cloth­ing do­na­tion

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Mark Pirie

An East Kil­bride cloth­ing com­pany will mark their 50th year in the town by help­ing the home­less.

Corston Sin­clair will be hand­ing over old stock to help those strug­gling on the streets.

The Col­lege Mil­ton firm’s chair­man Sandy McIl­wham said he was in­spired to do­nate some of their dis­con­tin­ued items to char­ity af­ter a chance chat with a fam­ily friend.

“One day dur­ing the win­ter I was in con­ver­sa­tion with a friend who hap­pened to men­tion she was des­per­ate to find warm out­door cloth­ing for peo­ple sleep­ing rough,” he told the News.

“There and then we de­cided a good way to cel­e­brate our 50 years in East Kil­bride was to gather to­gether all the sam­ples and dis­con­tin­ued stock of out­door cloth­ing and do­nate these items to this worth­while cause.”

The com­pany also work with Starter Packs – a char­ity who do­nate home essen­tials to fam­i­lies across Scot­land.

Corston Sin­clair’s 15 years of work with the char­ity has seen them do­nate thou­sands of pounds of goods and they will keep this up dur­ing their an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

Mr McIl­wham in­sists they are al­ways look­ing for more do­na­tions from lo­cal folk.

He said: “We’re al­ways on the look­out for do­na­tions of kitchen­ware like pots, pans, cups, saucers, plates and cut­lery in good con­di­tion. Also bed­ding, tow­els, soft fur­nish­ing, sheets, blan­kets. Even small items of fur­ni­ture would be great for giv­ing home­less peo­ple a new start in their ac­com­mo­da­tion to turn it into a home.”

Call (01355) 222273 or e-mail sandy@corston­sin­clair.com if you’d like to do­nate.

Sup­port­Staff with some of the stock do­nated

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