A TOY bank in Pollok has received the final delivery of the Glasgow Times Bank on Us appeal.

G53 Together were one of the last stops for our team of elves who have been busy dropping off more than £10,000 worth of gifts to toy banks, charities and schools throughout the city.

Staff at the group, which was formed in response to difficulties faced by the community after the coronavirus outbreak, were "delighted" with the haul, which will be delivered to children in need ahead of December 25.

Bank on Us deliveries are now complete and it's expected toys will be arriving under thousands of trees across Glasgow to ensure no child goes without on Christmas morning.

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Meanwhile, Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas, which is run by the Cultivating Mindfulness charity, has also received an eleventh boor boost before the big day.

Glasgow Fort has installed a giant giving box to help give back to local children living in poverty and hardship, who are among those most impacted by the pandemic.

Located near to the Christmas tree outside of Next, visitors can use contactless payment to easily donate £3, £5 or £10 to the charity's campaign which aims to bring the magic of Christmas to children who may otherwise wake up with nothing.

The giving box will light up in response to any donation it receives and a special message from Santa will play.

Now in its seventh year, the charity is aiming to support over 16,000 children living in Glasgow and its surrounding areas in 2020.

Phil Goodman, centre director at Glasgow Fort, said: “This festive season, it seems only right to focus on supporting those who are going above and beyond to help the people most in need in our community.

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“We have created the Giving Box to allow shoppers to donate safely and decide how much they want to give. We hope our customers will enjoy reversing the role of Santa and giving back to this amazing organisation that helps underprivileged families across Glasgow.”

The Bank on Us toy bank campaign, which launched earlier this month,