EIGHT PAGES OF PIC­TURES: READ­ERS STEP UP FOR OUR BANK.ON.US CAM­PAIGN

Evening Times - - FRONT PAGE -

I am very proud of our pupils. Their con­tri­bu­tion to this cause has been tremen­dous as you can see. Be­cause of them some peo­ple will be hap­pier this Christmas. ST BENE­DICT’S HIGH SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER ALAN TAY­LOR

THE Glas­gow Times’ Bank On Us cam­paign has been a tremen­dous suc­cess gen­er­at­ing thou­sands of filled bags to help food­banks main­tain stocks over Christmas.

Our pic­tures show just some of the or­gan­i­sa­tions, com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als who have gen­er­ously do­nated to the cam­paign to help those in need.

Schools across Glas­gow got in­volved with head teach­ers re­quest­ing ex­tra bags for as many pupils as pos­si­ble to help out.

Cam­paign part­ners, Vol­un­teer

Glas­gow, First Bus and City Build­ing gen­er­ously helped with the col­lec­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion of the bags across the city.

Many food­banks re­ported they were con­cerned that they would run out of supplies if more peo­ple are seek­ing help over the hol­i­day pe­riod.

The Glas­gow Times is­sued a call to our read­ers and the peo­ple of the city re­sponded with the gen­eros­ity that the city is known for.

Dr Gra­ham Paterson, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, City Build­ing, said: “It was a bril­liant ef­fort all round and we are hum­bled by the amaz­ing re­sponse.”

Tracey Stone, of Vol­un­teer Glas­gow, said: “It has been hum­bling and heart­en­ing to see how peo­ple have come to­gether to make a real dif­fer­ence to some of our city’s most vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties.”

Dun­can Cameron, Oper­a­tions Di­rec­tor for First Glas­gow, said: “It is great to see so many or­gan­i­sa­tions com­ing to­gether to help peo­ple in need at this time of year. And a huge thanks to our vol­un­teers who gave up their days to help with the col­lec­tion ef­forts.”

Knightswoo­d Early Years Cen­tre

St Bene­dict’s High School

John Ma­son MSP

Car­rng­ton Dean

Darn­ley Pri­mary

Glas­gow Times staff

Wal­lacewell Pri­mary

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