The headteacher of a Glasgow primary says he is proud to have helped after pupils donated 100 bags worth of items to city food banks. 

Alex Nicolson, headteacher of Glendale Gaelic Primary School in Glasgow's Southside, along with the pupils and their families managed to collect the trolley load of donations.

The collection was in aid of the Glasgow Times Bank on Us campaign which is looking to help families accessing food banks over the festive period. We are also collecting funds for our toy appeal which will help struggling families provide a child with a toy this Christmas. You can donate HERE 

The bags were collected  by one of this year's sponsors Stagecoach whose Christmas-designed bus arrived at the primary in true festive fashion.

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Pupils helped move the bags from the school office into the bus by carting out the trolley load of bags, something which they said they "enjoyed" taking part in.

Speaking about the collection, Alex said: "We are overwhelmed with the response that we have had this year.

"The parents and carers are very supportive of any charitable events that we do, so a big shout out to them.

"We know that what we have done today is going to help those who are more in need over the Christmas period."

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Alexis Cairnie, from Stagecoach, added: "The donations that we have seen today were amazing and the kids have done a really good job.

"It is heartwarming as well that you can see the children really care, their families care, about people less fortunate than them.

"For us as a business, we are so proud to help the communities that we serve."

As part of the festive campaign, 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

This year, our Christmas campaign is more important than ever due to the cost of living crisis with thousands of families struggling to heat their homes and put food on the table.   

As well as the food drive, the Glasgow Times will be raising money for our Bank On Us toy drive via GoFundMe HERE.  

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All proceeds will be used to purchase toys which will be distributed to charities across the city to be handed out to parents and put under the tree as we aim for every child in Glasgow to open a present on December 25. 

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