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Homebuilders hand over essentials to East Renfrewshire charity

A trio of homebuilders has donated an array of toiletries and essential items for those in need to an East Renfrewshire charity ahead of the festive period.

Local consortium Maidenhill has handed over a selection of items to East Renfrewshire Good Causes, including toiletries such as shower gel and toothbrushes, as well as household cleaning products, along with a £500 donation to purchase similar items throughout 2021.

Maidenhill, which is made up of CALA Homes (West), Miller Homes West Scotland and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, has an ongoing partnership with East Renfrewshire Good Causes, which sees a cash ‘roof donation’ for every home purchased within the first phase of the development pledged to the charity.

In the run-up to Christmas, East Renfrewshire Good Causes is calling out for handovers of essential items as well as monetary donations to help locals across the community.

Russell Macmillan, founder of East Renfrewshire Good Causes, said: “This can be a very difficult time of year for many families, and in the wake of the pandemic it’s sure to be particularly challenging for even more than in previous years.

“When you’re struggling financially, the cost of basic toiletries and household products can become overwhelming, and many have to make the choice between these essential items and being able to buy food.

“We don’t want anyone to be in that position, so this donation of items is very much appreciated.  It’s sure to be a great boost for those who are in need this Christmas.

“However, we realise that many experience financial hardship all year round, and this monetary donation will enable us to provide even more of these essential items throughout the following year.”

East Renfrewshire Good Causes is a grassroots charity which focuses on providing support to a range of worthy causes across the community, including individuals and organisations such as care homes and schools, which are in need.

To find out more about East Renfrewshire Good Causes, go to