THOUSANDS of toys have been delivered to children across our city thanks to kind-hearted Glasgow Times readers.

We had an incredible response to our Bank on Us toy bank campaign, which launched earlier this month, with an abundance of people stepping forward to do their bit.

This year has been incredibly challenging for millions of people across the globe but, the people of Glasgow have joined together to ensure no child went without a gift under their tree on December 25.

Tens of thousands of children are expected to benefit from donations gathered by communities as well as cash pledges which was transformed into around £15,000 worth of toys from our partners A1 Toys.

Our final deliveries took place earlier this week to allow staff at each organisation to prepare to distribute the gifts ahead of the big day.

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Assistant editor of the Glasgow Times, Stacey Mullen, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult year for thousands of people and, while Christmas can always be a stressful time, the difficulties faced by families at the moment are like no other.

“We wanted to do all we can to help take some of that pressure away and do all we could to save Christmas.

“We’re so grateful for the support of our readers who have truly went above and beyond to ensure no child will wake up without a gift under their tree. Thanks to all who took part.”

Earlier this month, free paper bags were included with every copy of the Glasgow Times.

The bags were to be filled with newly bought toys - due to coronavirus safety protocols - and delivered to a local toy bank or charity.

Gifts were also able to be dropped off with our partners Storage Vault, who accepted gifts on behalf of the Glasgow Times.

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Scotwest Credit Union and Open Goal also joined forces to promote the campaign.

While First Bus, who also served as corporate partners, shared their fleet to help deliver the gifts.

Love Island stars Paige Turley and Laura Anderson, as well as Glasgow comedian Gary Faulds, showed their support for the campaign and encouraged Glaswegians to get involved.