Blythswood Care’s familiar Round South Collection Lorry will be making its final visit of the year to Girvan and Maybole on Tuesday December 13 and to Ayr on Wednesday December 14. It will call at the regular time of 3.30-4.00pm at the Harbour, Girvan; 4.30-5.00pm at 1 Barns Terrace, Maybole, and 9.00-9.30am at the Racecourse Car Park in Ayr.
The Round South truck accepts clothing for children and adults, shoes, books, small items of furniture, bric a brac and non-perishable foodstuffs. The goods received are all processed by Blythswood Care and find their way to Blythswood’s charity shops where they are sold to finance the work, or are included in aid sent to partner organisations in countries such as Moldova and Albania, benefiting families and individuals. A quarter of all clothes and shoes donated to Blythswood are given as aid to those in need. Food donations are sent to the Foodbanks in Inverness and Edinburgh. Blythswood Care’s driver is at hand to give advice on whether specific items can be accepted.
Margaret Tooth, fundraiser for the charity said, ”For anyone planning a pre-Christmas clear-out, the Round Scotland Collection offers the opportunity to donate unwanted items in the knowledge that they will be used for the benefit of less fortunate people in Scotland and elsewhere, bringing hope and cheer to their lives”.
Blythswood Care is a Christian charity, based in Scotland. Throughout the year Blythswood distributes relief aid, supports social care projects, works to alleviate child poverty and carries out gospel mission work. Blythswood has worked in Eastern Europe for more than 20 years and now also works in India and Africa. Information is available at www.blythswood.org , where the full monthly collection schedule can also be found.