STAFF at intu Braehead certainly jumped to it when they were asked to help out with donations for the Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank Appeal.

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They donned colourful Christmas jumpers for a day and collected £60 in cash along with various toys from visitors to the giant shopping mall.

The Toy Bank was started by Renfrew mum, Lauren Roy Sutherland to make sure youngsters from less well-off families didn’t miss out on Christmas presents.

And thanks to Lauren’s and the appeal volunteers’ efforts Christmas gifts will be distributed to parents and carers of youngsters who have been referred by various charities, social workers, community groups and the Renfrewshire Food Bank.

Lydia Brown, intu Braehead’s community development manager said: “We had set up a collection point in the mall for donations to the Christmas Toy Bank Appeal and the response from shoppers has been incredible.

“We had a huge amount of gifts donated.

“The staff organise a Christmas jumper day at the centre every year and we thought it would be a good idea to make a collection for the appeal.

“You couldn’t really miss noticing our staff in the mall as they made the bucket collection since they were wearing really colourful Christmas jumpers.”


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