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This Glasgow Supermarket Is Offering Free Winter Coats For Families In Need

By Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd

This Glasgow Supermarket Is Offering Free Winter Coats For Families In Need

Supermarkets doing their bit in the community.

As us Glaswegians know, we are never short of a few cold spells and this year is no different. With winter having set in, it means this time of year is even more difficult for vulnerable people and those in need, including families, during the harsh temperatures let alone during a pandemic.

With this in mind, a Morrisons supermarket in Glasgow has set up a free winter coat scheme to help families in need. Employees at the Cambuslang branch have organised a rail in store with a selection of winter coats for customers to help take for their children.

glasgow winter coat scheme
Credit: Nicola O’Brien

Organised by local community champion Nicola O’Brien, she said their initiative has been well supported by customers and locals, with the kind hearted scheme being described as ‘outstanding’. In reaction to the winter jacket donations, one person said: “Love this. Well done – genuine community spirit a vital role during this time.”

Julie Thomson, Morrisons Cambuslang Store Manager, told the Glasgow Times: “We had the idea to set up a children’s coat donation for families in need this winter and are really proud that so many of our customers and colleagues have taken part to support their local community.”

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The winter coat scheme is not the first time that the Morrisons branch has shown such community spirit, as it has provided stationary for children being home-schooled, as well as recently offering free shortbread to customers to celebrate Burns Night. The supermarket’s community champion has also announced that they will be taking more children’s coats donations too, find out more here.

If you know of any more kind-hearted gestures and community stories in the Glasgow area, let us know. 

[Featured Image: Nicola O’Brien]

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