ONE OF Renfrewshire’s best loved bar and restaurants, The Coach House, has launched its annual Christmas toy collection for children and families in need.
The venue – which is operated by independent hospitality group Buzzworks Holdings – has once again joined forces with the Renfrewshire Toy Bank to ensure children in the local area don’t go without this festive season.
The venue is calling for donations of both new and unopened toys suitable for young people of all ages, with a drop-off point situated at the venue’s main reception on 31 Main Street, Bridge of Weir.
Francis Carr, general manager of The Coach House, said: “With the cost-of-living crisis continuing to put pressure on households across the country, we’re keen to help people in our community in any way we can this winter.
“We’re once again proud to be supporting the Renfrewshire Toy Bank with our collection appeal, to ensure every child gets to experience the magic of Christmas – regardless of their situation.
“Our annual toy drive has enjoyed great success since it was launched in 2019, thanks entirely to the generosity shown by members of our local community.
“This year we hope to encourage just as many people – if not more – to donate what they can and show their support to ensure every child in our area has a present under the tree this Christmas.”
The toy collection is now open for donations seven days a week from 10am – 11pm, until Friday 8 December 2023.
Members of the community will also have the chance to donate a toy during the venue’s annual Christmas Market, which takes place this Friday (1 December) from 6:30pm – 9pm.
More than 20 local businesses will be in attendance on the night, with live music, hot drinks and even an appearance from Santa and The Grinch to help get families in the festive spirit.