Termination of monthly collection of goods in Peterhead and Fraserburgh
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 Peterhead and Fraserburgh. Blythswood Care’s Round Scotland collection lorry will make its final call on Thursday 13 June.
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 includes shop locations in Banff and Moray and also lists collection banks. The charity also has a reuse container at Grove Nursery Recycling Centre at Hazelhead in Aberdeen. Collections of reusable furniture may be possible. To enquire please call 01349 830 777.
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.”