A number of city businesses have teamed up with the Glasgow Times to support our Bank on Us campaign as we look to support struggling families this Christmas. 

Entering its fifth year, the Bank on Us campaign looks to help families who may be facing an uncertain festive period with the ongoing cost of living crisis.

According to the latest figures released by the Scottish Government for Glasgow, a staggering 260,000 children are living in relative poverty.

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That is why along with our sponsors and readers we are looking to help take the pressure off hardworking mums, dads and guardians as we aim to have every child in Glasgow to open a present on December 25. 

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Allied Vehicles, one of the sponsors of the Bank on Us campaign, has donated more than £200,000 to charities and the community through its company's charitable trust and has said it is "delighted" to be involved with the Glasgow Times campaign.

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David Facenna, corporate culture director at Allied Vehicles, said: “We were delighted to offer our support to the ‘Bank on Us’ campaign.

"Through the Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust, we have tried to support as many people as we can.

"In the last year alone, we have donated nearly £200,000 to charities and community organisations.

"Food banks are a vital resource to people in need and no child should go without a gift at Christmas, so please give what you can.”

Readers who are able to donate are being asked to fill the bags we supplied in our edition on Wednesday, November 15, with food items and hand them into one of our partner food banks.

The Glasgow Times has also launched a GoFundMe for the toy appeal and the link can be found HERE or at https://gofund.me/84747395

All proceeds will be used to purchase toys which will be distributed to charities around the city to be handed out to parents and put under the tree.

The Bank on Us 2023 campaign is proudly sponsored by Arnold Clark, Stagecoach, Allied Vehicles, Spar Scotland, Storage Vault and StepChange.

More information can be found about the Bank on Us initiative HERE