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Supporting our local community

During this COVID-19 outbreak our teams have been doing everything they can to support local charities, the NHS and their local communities.

Ronald McDonald House Glasgow

Recently intu Braehead donated cleaning supplies, toilets roll and PPE to the families at Ronald McDonald House Glasgow. Ronald McDonald House is a charity close to our hearts, they provide families a safe base next to the hospital. This allows parents to remain close to their children without having to travel long distances.

Saying thank you to those on the front line

With the help of our friends at Hotel Chocolat we also donated over 100 boxes of luxury chocolates to the critical care team at The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to help keep their energy levels up. The team at QEUH are doing an amazing job and we can’t thank them enough!

Helping source PPE

As everyone knows PPE, toilet roll and cleaning products has been especially hard for many charities to source. Therefore, we recently donated these to the Accord and St Vincent Hospices to help ease that burden.

Many of the charities who we regularly work with are really struggling as they are unable to hold their regular fundraising activities which help them continue their amazing work throughout the year. Therefore, we have been supporting Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Ronald McDonald House Glasgow with their urgent fundraising appeals.

Our teams

Not only that our generous and caring team have also been out and about helping in their own local communities. Our team have volunteered almost 300 hours doing all sorts of things, including helping people who are shielding/self-isolating by collecting prescriptions and doing their shopping. A number of people have also very generously donated essential items from Ronald McDonald House Glasgow’s Amazon wish list. Operations Manager, Paul Lucas has been supporting services by providing an emergency radio communication system to voluntary groups across the west of Scotland, including the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Scottish Emergency Rider Volunteer Service and Glasgow Caring City – among others.

Keeping the centre running

We also need to give a shout out to our teams currently incentre daily, working hard to ensure that the essential stores within the centre can still open and serve our community.

Mental health is important

We couldn’t be prouder of our team during these challenging times and we want to make sure no one’s mental health is suffering. That’s why we have been working closely to SAMH, to provide mental health and well-being support for all our team members. More details on the great work SAMH are doing and some great tips on how to look after your mental health can be found on their website https://www.samh.org.uk/