Rucksack Appeal 2014

Gorbals Legal Aid, 72 Commercial Road, Twomax Rear Annex, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 0QZ

It’s simple to get involved ~ Go to your cupboards, wardrobes and local charity shops, get a cheap rucksack or holdall, fill it with any or all of the following items which are in a decent state of repair ~ sleeping bag, EMPTY flask, gloves, hat, scarf, fleece, t-shirts, warm clothing, waterproof jackets/disposable rain ponchos and new underwear, thermals & socks, Boots and shoes.

We also have requests for unopened toiletries such as deodorants, shower gels, shampoo, razors, shaving foam, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste (nothing opened or half used as it could be a potential issue re health and safety, hygiene and contamination).

♥ We also need to have a clear indication if it is male or female clothes so please tie a brightly coloured ribbon to all female bags.

♥ We can also bring food ~ tinned or dried only, which should be kept separate from the rucksacks and which will be distributed to food banks throughout the city and beyond if there is enough to go round.

Please DO NOT add any alcohol, money, drugs, pills, medication, vitamin pills to your rucksacks..and please NO TENTS ~ Thank you.

♥ ♥ ♥ MONEY DONATIONS ~ There have been a few more enquiries regarding money donations for the Rucksack Project. As we are not set up as a charity we are unable to accept money ourselves but anyone wishing to offer donations of money or to set up a monthly donation ~ here are the correct bank details for any Donations which can be paid into the bank account (details below). It is likely that the any money received via the rucksack project event will go towards setting up the winter shelters so that no one needs to sleep on the street this winter. It would be helpful if the words “Rucksack Appeal 2014” could be entered in the reference field – This will make it easier for donations to be identified and the donation allocate accordingly.

Account Name: Glasgow Simon Community

Account Number: 10194620

Sort Code: 83-07-06

Thanks for your support – it’s very much appreciated

♥ Please bring your bags to a venue still to be confirmed on Sunday 7th DECEMBER between 12am and 5pm. Our donations will be distributed by the appropriate agencies, including The Simon Community, Marie Trust, Lodging House Mission, City House Mission and Destiny Angels to name but a few….who will then offer to rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerable people in the hope that it will help their days be a little more bearable ♥ There are a couple of drop off points if you are unable to make it on 7th December. ~

♥ ♥ ♥ DROP OFF POINTS for Rucksacks ~ We have five drop off points so far for those who are unable to get to the event on 7th December ~ Thank you Oona, Bryan and Claire for getting involved again Please phone before you go to be sure there is someone available to take your donation… thank you ♥

♥ Tir Na Nog (Oona McFarlane)

The Stables


Balfron Station

G63 0NF

telephone: 01360 449300

♥ The Hall (Bryan Murrin and staff)

457 Sauchiehall Street,

Charing Cross,

Glasgow. G2 3LG

Telephone: 0141 352 7971 

♥ Caesars, (Claire Devlin)

Unit 6

Craiglinn Yard (near Broadwood Football Stadium) Cumbernauld

G68 9AA

phone 01236 729748 wed + thurs 10-5 and Fri + Sat 10-4


♥ Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise centre (Sandra Sutton)

St John’s Way

Main St


G65 9 TA

Mon- Fri 9am -9pm Sat 9am-4pm Sun 9am -3pm


♥ Castlemilk Youth Complex (Charles Thomas Lang)

39 Ardencraig Road



G45 9HE

Tel: 0141 630 0000


♥ MS Centre,

Campbell Street,


Sat morn 29th Nov 10-12 or Monday to Friday 9-5 the following week

♥ ♥ ♥ VOLUNTEERS~ Volunteers required after the event to help Catherine from Marie Trust ~ if you have time to help please call her during office hours on 0141 221 0169 ~ Thank you ♥

♥ Many of these required items can be found in our own wardrobes or picked up cheaply at our local shops.

You may prefer to make a monetary donation to help instead of bringing a rucksack. Any money can be donated directly to an official fund which is currently being set up to help with Winter Shelters… the link for this will follow soon.

♥ Looking forward to another Wonderful show of Love from us All… Come On… Get Involved and Share some Love ♥


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