Company help the homeless
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 email@example.com if you’d like to donate.
SupportStaff with some of the stock donated