Renfrewshire Christmas Toybank are still receiving donations during level 4 Covid restrictions.

The toybank is an army of volunteers in Renfrewshire collecting toys and gifts for children across the area who may otherwise not receive any gifts on Christmas day.

If you wish to make a donation before the drop-off points close on Monday, 7th December, the following drop-off venues below are still open.

In Renfrew, Tesco Supermarket, Sprinkles ice-cream parlour and cafe, who are still offering a take away service, Walter Johnston & Sons Funeral Directors and The Company Shop.

In Paisley, Tesco East Lane supermarket, both Morrisons at Anchor Mill and Falside Road, Co-Op Funeralcare in Lady Lane and J & W Goudie Funeral Directors. Brew, who are offering a take away service, and Alan’s snack bar chip shop take away.

In Linwood the Tesco Superstore is open.

At Intu Braehead a donation point is open in the central atrium by the stairs.

Corseford Keystore and Co-Op Funeralcare in Church Street, Johnstone are still collecting donations as well as The Village Shop in Houston and Jims Food & Wine in Elderslie.

Toybank founder and chairperson, Lauren Roy-Sutherland, told Renfrewshire News: “Thank you so much for continuing to donate through these hard time. We still have referrals coming in which we hope to complete, to help ensure no Renfrewshire child wakes up with nothing to open on Christmas Day.

“Due to isolating the items and a lot of agencies doing the same we will be closing drop off points as of the 7th December.”


Photo: Lauren Roy-Sutherland

Lauren added: “Everyone’s support means so much to us! Thank you Renfrewshire.

All donations must be new and un-wrapped. If you wish to make a donation but can’t make a drop off point, you can make a cash donation via PayPal by clicking here.

To make an online or telephone banking transfer the account details for Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank are, sort code 80-22-60 and account number 19679963.

The toybank also have an Amazon wish list set-up so you can purchase items using your Amazon account. To browse the list, click here

For more information please join the appeal’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/renfrewshirechristmastoybank.