SCHOOL CHILDREN RECYCLE THEIR TOYS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

22 December 2017

SCHOOL CHILDREN RECYCLE THEIR TOYS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

A ‘sustainable’ Santa from Amey has visited primary schools across central Scotland to collect and deliver over two tonnes of toys to disadvantaged children this Christmas.
 
Amey contributed Santa Sacks to schools asking pupils to recycle their old and unwanted toys, books, games and comics to make space for new toys this Christmas; and to reduce the number of toys being sent to landfill.
 
The estimated value of the toys, many of which were donated in immaculate, unopened or new condition, is around £3,000.
 
The charities to benefit from the toy appeal include St Andrew’s Hospice in North Lanarkshire, Save the Children, Refuweegee in Glasgow, Women’s Aid, Marie Curie and foodbanks in Airdrie, Edinburgh, Falkirk and West Lothian.
 
The participating schools were:
  • Eaglesham Primary School, Eaglesham
  • Castlehill Primary School, Bearsden
  • Low Port Primary School, Linlithgow
  • St Winning’s Primary School, Kilwinning
  • Grange Primary School, Falkirk
  • Bargeddie Primary School, Glasgow
  • Chatelherault Primary School, Hamilton
  • St John’s Primary School, Hamilton
  • Heathery Knowe Primary School, East Kilbride
  • Kirkshaws Primary School, Coatbridge
  • Sikeside Primary School, Coatbridge
Tom Wallace, Amey Account Manager for the South East Trunk Roads unit, said: “The generosity of pupils, parents and staff from these primary schools has been phenomenal. We are delighted that the charities who received these toys were so grateful and can pass these toys on to girls and boys who might otherwise not receive any gifts this Christmas.”