SCOTTISH Love Island royalty Paige Turley has backed the Glasgow Times Bank on Us appeal.

The 22-year-old, who won the hit reality show’s first ever winter season earlier this year with beau Finn Tapp, has encouraged Glaswegians to get behind our plea to save Christmas for children across the city.

The Bank on Us campaign, which launched yesterday, is urging people throughout the city to buy a toy for a child in need.

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In less than two weeks, donation bags will be inserted into each copy of the Glasgow Times for our readers to fill with goodies and drop off at their nearest collection point.

Paige, who previously worked at Glasgow’s designer clothing retailer The End, said: “Bank on Us sounds like such a fantastic campaign to help the families in Glasgow who are struggling to treat their little ones this Christmas. 

“Please do get involved and donate at your nearest toy bank from December 4.”

The gift, which needs to be purchased new due to coronavirus safety measures, can be placed inside the free Glasgow Times toy bank appeal bag from December 4.

From there, it can be donated to your local toy bank or visit out partner Storage Vault’s facilities where it will be collected by our team and passed on to little ones in need of a gift.

For those shopping online, our partner A1 Toys, will be running a website promotion which can be used alongside their click and collect service.

More details are set to be revealed in the coming days as the bags are prepared to be sent out. 

Despite just launching yesterday, the campaign has already gathered support from hundreds of people throughout the country. 

The brains behind the popular Open Goal football news website and podcast have also backed the campaign and have taken on the role of official partners. 

Hosts from the fan-favourite show, which has featured the likes of Kyle Lafferty, Andy Halliday and Damien Duff, will be delivering updates on the appeal as it goes on.

A spokesman said: “Open Goal is delighted to play it’s part in supporting the Glasgow Times, Bank on Us, toy appeal this Christmas. 

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“As we all know, it’s been an incredibly difficult few months for everyone and with Christmas being a tough time of year for many families as it is, the conditions the world has faced means it will be even more of a strain on parents and children this year.

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“We want to promote this campaign as much as possible to our amazing fanbase as with their help, it can help brighten up the Christmases of so many children up and down the country by ensuring they have their very own present to cherish under the tree this year. 

“Please help support the campaign and listen out for more details on our podcast over the next couple of weeks.”

Scotwest Credit Union and First Bus have also partnered with the Glasgow Times to help realise the dreams of children across the city this Christmas.