Lindsay & Gilmour have pledged their ongoing support for the life-changing work of homelessness charity Cyrenians with the donation of winter ‘Crash Packs’ containing essential toiletries for those who may find themselves homeless over the coming months.
The donation, which Lindsay & Gilmour have made for the third year running, comes as part of a business-wide fundraising effort to raise vital funds for the charity which supports people who are without a home or at risk of homelessness.
The Crash Packs, which contain a selection of items including shampoo, deodorant and sanitary products, were delivered to Cyrenians today and will be distributed to those most in need over the coming months.
Also this week, a number of Lindsay & Gilmour branches will be carrying out in-store fundraising activities for The Cyrenians, giving staff and customers the opportunity to get involved in some festive donating.
Lindsay & Gilmour Managing Director and Superintendent Pharmacist Philip Galt said: “We are delighted to show our support, once again, for the vital work carried about by Cyrenians throughout the year. Lindsay & Gilmour is proud of its role offering health care and advice within the heart of the local communities it serves and we believe it is important to remember those who made be facing crisis or exclusion from their communities at this time of year. “
Cyrenians Ewan Aitken said: “ Cyrenians are extremely proud to continue our ongoing partnership with Lindsay and Gilmour, which is now in its third year. The donation of ‘crash packs’ for those we journey with as well as in-store fundraising will go a long way in our mission to stop homelessness by providing support for people throughout south-east Scotland this festive season and throughout 2019. We feel privileged to have Lindsay and Gilmour’s support and humbled by the ongoing support of their customers”
This Christmas we’re celebrating the year of the young people through our new campaign ‘Door 24’. Every day we’re opening a new door on our digital ‘advent calendar’ to raise awareness about our life-changing work and encourage donations to help us continue this. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/door24”