News Release: 21 January 2021
Skypark, one of Scotland’s premier business destinations, has responded to appeals from The Pyramid in Anderston, with gifts, used warm jackets, food and toiletry items while Fleet Alliance has donated £7k to the Glasgow NE and NW Foodbanks to help local people in need.
The Pyramid assists hundreds of families that live in the Anderston area and will open a pop-up site throughout February and is appealing for essential items including warm clothing for children and families.
Ailsa MacKenzie, Development Officer from The Pyramid said: “Every month we will be supporting local children and families by providing activities, essential toiletry items, fruit and vegetables and a weekly food share that is open to everyone in the area on completion of a simple self-referral form from our website. We are working with Angelic Threads to distribute pre-loved school uniform and reusable face coverings to people in the community. We urgently need donations of toiletries, pre-loved school uniform, children’s winter coats, boots, scarves and gloves in good condition and tightly woven material that can be recycled into face coverings and washed at 60 degrees. Thanks to everyone that is helping to make a difference.”
Fleet Alliance a tenant at Skypark donated over £7k in December to the Glasgow NE and NW Foodbank, a centre that shares the belief that no one should go hungry and relies on the donations and practical support from local businesses to tackle food poverty. Martin Brown, Managing Director of Fleet Alliance said: “With so many people already struggling to provide food and basic items, on top of such a difficult year, we decided to break the tradition of corporate gift-giving at Christmas and instead give back to those in need. In addition to our corporate gift budget donation, our staff came together to generously donate a further £1,065, which the company then doubled, taking our total to over £7,000!”
Glasgow NE and NW Foodbank is supported by The Trussell Trust and provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred in crisis. Linda Stuart of Glasgow NE Foodbank said: “Thank you to everyone involved at Fleet Alliance for the fantastic donation and ongoing support, every donation will make a difference to help those in crisis. Unfortunately, we are unable to take on new volunteers due to restrictions, but we would ask people not to let that put them off applying in the future, and it would be great if donations of toiletries, tinned vegetables, UHT milk, breakfast cereals and cartons of juice can be dropped off at our NE Foodbank at 142 Helenvale Street or our collection points at the Forge Shopping Centre”.
Skypark has donated over £40k over the past six years to local charities and is an ongoing supporter of The Salvation Army, The Pyramid and Anderston at Christmas, donating gifts and essential items to local people. Skypark’s Strategic Lettings Advisor, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “With so many people and charities struggling on top of the pandemic, our business community has successfully pulled together to give some help. We will continue to look out to do what we can to support local charities in providing essential services that are unfortunately needed more than ever.”
Please visit www.thepyramid.scot for details on how to donate including clothing, toiletries and food items.
Glasgow NE and NW Foodbank is run by The Trussell Trust. To donate or to get involved please visit Glasgow NE Foodbank | Helping Local People in Crisis