Terminating of monthly collection of goods in Perth and Dundee
Press release 6th June 2019
For more information contact Ian Matheson 01349 830777
A north-based charity is terminating its monthly collection of donated goods in Perth and Dundee. Blythswood Care’s Round Scotland collection lorry has made its final call at both cities this week.
The charity operates out of Evanton in Easter Ross, recycling more than 20 tonnes of textiles, furniture and bric-a-brac each week.
Operations manager Ian Matheson says: “We’ve had tremendous support from the public for many years, for which we are very grateful. But for the sake of the people who depend on our projects we must always review how we operate so that we are making best use of the resources available to us.”
Blythswood’s charity shops will continue to serve as collection points for donations of used goods. The charity’s website www.blythswood.org gives shop locations including Blairgowrie and also lists collection banks.
The Christian organisation supports educational and community projects in Europe, Africa and Asia and runs foodbanks in the Highlands and Edinburgh. To some it is best known for its annual Shoe Box Appeal which last year raised 107,000 gift-filled boxes which were distributed in eight countries from Albania to Ukraine.
Ian Matheson says: “We will continue to collect shoeboxes from every part of Scotland in November each year, as part of Blythswood’s Shoe Box Appeal. We really appreciate the many people who responded so generously once again in 2018.”