Put bad gifts to full use

Bingo hall ap­peal

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

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