Call for offshore thermal clothing donations by North-east charity

Emma Bellu, Aberdeen Cyrenians fundraising and communications manager

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A NORTH-east charity is asking for donations of offshore thermal wear to help keep its staff and service users warm during the Winter months.

Throughout lockdown Aberdeen Cyrenians has been providing support for vulnerable people and those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this has been taking place outdoors in recent months to allow staff and service users to socially distance.

In a bid to help with this they are now seeking seeking thermal leggings and t-shirts that can support service users who are unable to afford the clothing.

Donations, in the form of excess jacktets and fleeces, have already been received from Chrysaor, Compass Group and M&H Carriers.

Emma Bellu, Aberdeen Cyrenians fundraising and communications manager said: “Through deliveries, digital enablement, and video and phone calls, we have adapted our services to offer remote support.

“However, around 200 of our clients need more than that, and face-to-face support continues to be vital in ensuring their wellbeing and help prevent crisis from deepening.

“With Winter now fully upon us, it is proving a real challenge to enable people to continue accessing this crucial contact.

“Unfortunately, due to current restrictions we had to close our donation point, so we’re asking if any companies can donate these items or arrange a collection from donors on our behalf.”

 

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