Put bad gifts to full use
Bingo hall appeal
Workers at Rutherglen’s bingo hall are hoping to make the best out of residents’ unwanted Christmas gifts.
The team at Mecca are inviting people to drop off presents they don’t need or want so they can be passed on to charity.
Presents donated will be passed on to the Carers Trust, a longstanding partner of Mecca.
Recent research suggests 40 per cent of British people expected to receive an unwanted gift over Christmas, with a total value of over £27billion.
Lynne McMi l l a n , manager at Mecca Glasgow Rutherglen, said: “Christmas is all about sharing and feeling generous but we know that some of us do receive gifts that aren’t suitable or that we already have.
“That ’ s why we are launching this amnesty campaign to save presents languishing in the back of the cupboard and instead be donated to a worthy cause.
“There are no words to describe the importance of what carers do in our community, and it’s an honour to continue supporting Carers Trust and help make life that little bit easier for the many unpaid carers across Rutherglen.”
To donate a gift, simply pop in to the bingo hall at 60 Main Street.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for the seven million unpaid carers in the UK.
Among the groups they help support is Lanarkshire Carers and Glasgow South East Carers which covers areas like Castlemilk and Toryglen.