Wednesday 20 Nov 2019
Central support for Glasgow City Mission
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Glasgow Central station is encouraging passengers to show their generosity this Thursday by donating clothes and toiletries to the Glasgow City Mission.
On November 21 a donation drive is being held on the main concourse of Scotland’s busiest station and passengers and railway staff are being asked to contribute what they can.
Glasgow City Mission works with vulnerable groups in the city, including those facing homelessness or living in poverty.
The list of items that Glasgow City Mission needs includes:
- Shower gel
- Spray deodorant
- Shaving foam
- Disposable razors
- Men’s boxer shorts
- Men’s and women’s socks
With a footfall of over 100,000 passengers every day, the Central station team are confident they will once again see a huge response of Glasgow’s commuters.
The collection will run throughout the day on the concourse near the clock and volunteers will be on-hand to take the donations.
Southern Sound, the radio station for Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, will provide entertainment and children from schools across the city will be singing for passengers before Elsa visits the station for rush hour between 1600-1800.
Drew Burns, Network Rail station manager for Central, said: “Our passengers are always quick to support the charities we host in the station and we hope they will donate to the important work of the Glasgow City Mission.
“Even a small donation of toiletries or clothing will be gratefully received and put to good use supporting the more vulnerable members of our community.”
To learn more about Glasgow City Mission, visit: http://www.glasgowcitymission.com
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