Cumbernauld community has rallied again

A forward thinking appeal flagged up in this newspaper before lockdown has been able to increase its reach at a critical time.

Readers were asked to bring toiletries to Cumbernauld Specsavers to help combat hygiene poverty in children and happily goods are now with those who need them.

And the chain achieved that aim after joining up with lifeline group Cumbernauld Resistance which has helped to distribute these essential items during the virus crisis.

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Antonia McNeill, store director at Specsavers Cumbernauld, explained: “In a time where some families are struggling to pay for necessities such as food and rent, essential hygiene products can sometimes not be an option for the most vulnerable.

“The result of this is a spiral of young children with poor hygiene leading to issues such as social issues and low self-esteem, which at times like these would impact significantly more.

‘I’m hugely grateful for the team who helped to collect all of these items and we hope to continue to play an important role in helping out our local community.”

James McPhilemy of Cumbernauld Resistance said: “We were delighted to receive this generous donation and would like to thank Specsavers as well as everyone who contributed to it.

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“If you can make a donation of essential goods please get in touch on 07707 860 976 or email [email protected]. It really will make a big difference to local families that have been affected by Covid-19.”

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