Donations being taken for shoebox appeal

A child receiving a Blythswood care package.
A child receiving a Blythswood care package.

As the warm weather becomes a memory, is it time to clear out the summer wardrobe and make space for the sparkle?

Blythswood Care is happy to help you make the change by receiving donations of clothing, shoes, books bric a brac, curtains, cushions and even small items of furniture. Toys and games are also welcome.

The Blythswood Care collection van will be at Tesco Riverside, Dundee on Wednesday, October 5, from 11.30am-1.15pm to receive donated goods for Blythswood’s charity shops around Scotland.

Donated goods are sorted and processed by Blythswood staff and volunteers.

If you are moving house, changing colour schemes or planning your autumn wardrobe, do take the opportunity to bring hope to the thousands of people who depend on the support of Blythswood Care, in eastern Europe and elsewhere.

In addition, the annual Shoe Box Appeal, which brings a Christmas gift and a message of hope to thousands of vulnerable people in eastern Europe and Pakistan, is now under way. Information on how to take part is available on the Blythswood Care website,, along with details of collection and handover points, or by phoning 0141 882 0585.