Shoebox pick-up points

Blythswood Care collection boxes
Blythswood Care collection boxes

The Blythswood Care Collection Van will be returning to the Borders at the beginning of November to collect donations of filled shoe boxes for the annual appeal.

The van will call on Monday, November 2, at: Morrison’s, Hawick, from 11.15-11.40am; West Port Car Park, Selkirk, from 12.10-12.30pm; Asda, Galashiels from 12.50-1.10pm; Melrose Rugby Club from 1.55-2.20pm; and Carfraemill Hotel, Lauder from 2.45-3pm.

In addition, on Monday, November 9, the van will collect shoe boxes at: Peebles (Edinburgh Road Car Park) from 11.30-noon; Jedburgh (Bus station) from 1-1.30pm and Kelso (Knowes Car Park) from 2-2.30pm.

Every box is welcome and represents a personal gift for someone in great need in Eastern Europe or Pakistan.

The appeal mentioned last month for funds to give bread to refugees from Syria, travelling through Serbia, continues, and can be made by texting SYRI15 £5 to 70070; online at; by calling 01349 830777 or by post to Blythswood Care, Highland Deephaven, Evanton, IV16 9XJ.

Blythswood Care combines the Christian message with practical help for those in need at home and abroad, regardless of their political or religious beliefs of ethnic origins.

Blythswood is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged young people to fulfil their potential.