Mhairi Black Urges People to Support Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank

MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black is asking people to support the Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank this Christmas. The Toy Bank will help provide Christmas presents to children in Renfrewshire who may otherwise not receive any gifts on Christmas day.

Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank has been set-up by local mum Lauren Roy-Sutherland. She has been working with many businesses, charities and organisations around Renfrewshire to act as drop-off points for people to donate toys.

Mhairi Black is the latest supporter to get behind this cause and is now a drop off point for people to donate toys for those who may not have any presents to open this Christmas Day.

 Lauren Roy-Sutherland from Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank said:

“I cannot thank everyone who has already donated enough. The local communities support has been vital in already completing over 200 referrals however we have hundreds more to do.

“If anyone is able to donate gifts or money it would really help ensure all Renfrewshire children enjoy the magic of Christmas.”

“Thank you to Mhairi Black for being our latest supporter and offering her constituency office to be used as a drop off point for Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank”

Mhairi Black MP said:

“It was a pleasure to meet with Lauren and hear about this fantastic cause. It is an unfortunate truth that some families will find themselves struggling this Christmas leaving some children in Renfrewshire with nothing to open on Christmas Day. Every child deserves the joy of opening a gift on Christmas morning and my hope is that the work being done by Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank will make sure that kids have something to be cheerful about this Christmas.”

“The Toy Bank have done a fantastic job of making sure many local businesses and organisations in Renfrewshire take part by acting as drop off points for people to donate gifts. My constituency office on Wellmeadow Street in Paisley already welcomes donations for Renfrewshire Food Bank and now it will also be a drop off point for any gifts that you wish to donate to the toy bank.”

The Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank cannot accept second hand gifts and all donations of toys must be new.

You can drop off donations from October 20th to December 17th at the following drop off points –

RENFREWSHIRE LIBRARIES - All libraries across Renfrewshire will collect toys and gifts

PAISLEY

MHAIRI BLACK MP CONSTITUENCY OFFICE, 9 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley, PA1 2EF

RSA CONVENIENCE STORE, 27B Moss Street, Paisley, PA1 1DJ

COMICRAZY CAFE, 45 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AN

C ALLAN AND SON ACCOUNTING FIRM, 102, Embroidery Mill Abbey Mill Business Centre, Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1TJ

OLD SWAN INN, 20 Smithhills St, Paisley PA1 1EB

THE GANTRY, New Street, Paisley

JOHNSTONE

BIG KIDS LITTLE LEARNERS CLASSES, Miller Street, Johnstone PA5 8HP

NISA LOCAL, 45 Hazel Avenue, Johnstone, Pa5 0BP

RENFREW

GAVIN NEWLANDS MP CONSTITUENCY OFFICE, 6 Porterfield Road, Renfrew PA4 8HG

OUR PLACE OUR FAMILIES, 234 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8AA

BRAEHEAD

INTU BRAEHEAD SHOPPING CENTRE, King’s Inch Road, Renfrew (collection point located near the customer service desk in the upper mall) – http://bit.ly/2zh53DV

ELDERSLIE

JIMS FOOD & WINE, 1 Stoddard Square, Elderslie, PA5 9AS

HOUSTON

THE VILLAGE PAPER SHOP, North Street, Houston, PA6 7HF

Gifts the Toy Bank are currently short of -

MAKE UP BAGS

MAKE UP

BATH SETS

MALE BATH SETS

MALE SOCKS

TEENAGERS PJS

AFTERSHAVE

LOL DOLLS

BABY TOYS

BARBIES

DOLLS

ACTION FIGURES

BOARD GAMES

SELECTION BOXES