Blythswood Care would like to thank keen knitters in the Borders who have kept people warm throughout the winter by sending in knitted and crocheted blankets and warm clothes which are sent to eastern European countries which experience harsher winters than the UK.
The Blythswood Round South Collection lorry will visit the Edinburgh Road car park, Peebles, on June 4 from noon-12.30pm; Asda, Galashiels (2-2.30pm); Melrose Rugby Club (3-3.30pm) and West Port car park, Selkirk (4-5pm). On June 5 it will call at Morrison’s, Hawick (9-9.45am); bus station car park, Jedburgh (10.15-10.45am); Knowes car park, Kelso (11.15-11.45am) and Carfraemill Hotel, Lauder (12.30-12.45pm).
Blythswood Care welcomes new knits, which are sent overseas as aid, and greatly appreciated by those who have no means of buying anything to keep themselves warm. The hard work and creative skills of the donors add to the value of these gifts.
Donations of second-hand goods which can be sold in Blythswood shops are also welcome. The lorry’s schedule continues over the summer with visits on July 2/3 and August 6/7.
Since 1966 Blythswood Care has combined the Christian message with practical help for those in need. Whether through filled shoeboxes at Christmas time, relief and development aid or social projects for young and old, Blythswood brings hope to thousands in Europe, Africa and Asia.
(area fundraising manager, south and central Scotland)