AS CHRISTMAS approaches, Cruden has launched its annual appeal in support of local UK foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust (Scotland), to collect much-needed food items and cash contributions for communities across the central belt of Scotland.
This marks the fourth year of the successful campaign, which aims to give back to local people and bring winter joy to families and individuals at a time which can be particularly challenging for many.
Last year, the generosity of Cruden’s staff, partners, suppliers and friends saw over six tonnes of food items collected and distributed to local food banks, and an incredible £11,000 cash donation raised to support people in need. £5000 worth of donations were gifted by the developer’s registered sister charity, The Cruden Foundation.
This Christmas, Cruden is encouraging even more people to show their support and help to provide household items for those who may be struggling. In particular, they are asking anyone who can spare an extra gift this year to kindly donate toiletries and non-perishable food items, such as long-life milk, fruit juice, tinned food, pasta, breakfast cereals, biscuits and festive goodies.
To support Cruden’s 2023 foodbank appeal, please drop off any items to your nearest Cruden site, sales suite or office. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/page/cruden
Colin Kennedy, Construction Director of Cruden, said: “Christmas is a wonderful time of year for many, but it can also be an extremely difficult and stressful time for those less fortunate. Our team is delighted to once again be working closely with The Trussell Trust to touch the lives of those in need this holiday season.
“The kindness and generosity that we have seen in previous years has been amazing and we hope that we can bring even more happiness to vulnerable people this year. Christmas is all about giving and adding just one extra item to your shopping list could make an enormous difference to someone. We’d encourage anyone who can to help spread some joy this Christmas to join us in supporting local communities by donating to our foodbank appeal.”