DOZENS of local businesses and toy banks have joined forces with the Glasgow Times to become drop-off points for our Bank on Us Toy appeal.

Readers can fill their paper donation bags – found inside today’s paper – with newly-bought toys and drop them off to be delivered to deserving youngsters across the city.

Gifts can be delivered directly to a ­local toy bank or to a Glasgow Times office.

Meanwhile, customers using A1 Toys click and collect service amid lockdown restrictions will be able to hand their bag over to the retailer, who will then add 20% value to the donations.

Storage Vault, one of our corporate sponsors, will also be accepting ­donations at a number of their venues on behalf of the Glasgow Times.

A spokesman for the firm said: “Storage Vault are absolutely delighted to be involved in the Bank On Us toy appeal campaign this Christmas.

“For many, this year has been extremely challenging, but even more so for kids from underprivileged backgrounds.

“Being involved in something that will bring much needed joy for vulnerable kids this year will be a real privilege.”

The bags will be distributed to the children in need of gifts this Christmas.

A spokeswoman for our partner Scotwest Credit Union said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Bank On Us Toy Appeal this year.

“At Scotwest we are committed to helping to not only improve our member’s financial lives, but also support the charities and groups working in their communities across the west of Scotland.

“After such a difficult year, no-one should be disappointed this festive season, and this fantastic appeal will help spread some Christmas joy to young people in families who may be ­struggling across Glasgow, which is so important to everyone at Scotwest.”

Donation drop-off spots:

Storage Vault:

Storage Vault Glasgow City Centre – 124 Scotland St, Glasgow, G5 8PL.

Storage Vault East Kilbride – 1 Redwood Cres, East Kilbride, Glasgow, G74 5PA.

Storage Vault Bishopbriggs – 31 Auchinairn Rd, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 1RX.

Storage Vault Cambuslang – Fullarton Rd, Glasgow, G32 8YL.

Storage Vault Paisley – 1 Macdowall St, Paisley, PA3 2NB.

A1 Toys:

Braehead – 154, Titanium House Braehead Shopping Centre, King’s Inch Rd, Glasgow, G51 4BN.

Glasgow – 31 Parnie St, Glasgow, G1 5RJ.

Newsquest Media offices:

Glasgow Investment Park, 125 Fullarton Drive, Glasgow, G32 8FG.

G53 Together:

25 Brockburn Road, Pollok, Glasgow. G535BG.

Spirit Aid:

54 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G5 9 TW.

GK Experience:

759a, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8DS.


261 Forge St, Glasgow, G21 2AR.

Baby Bank Scotland:

1st Floor, 1 Barrack St, Hamilton, ML3 0DG (Only open between 10am- 3pm).

The Community Toy Bank:

29-31 Clydebrae St, Govan, G51 2AJ.

West Dunbartonshire Community:

Unit 21 Leven Valley Enterprise Centre, Castlehill Road, Dumbarton, G82 5BN.

Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas:

31 Gavinston Street, Muirend, G44 3EF.