Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has pledged her support to the Caring Christmas Trees project, which sells sustainably farmed Nordmann Firs trees at competitive prices and uses the profits to help support a number of local charities.
This follows the official launch of the project, run by the Bethany Christian Trust (BCT), which Ms McTaggart attended alongside John Mason MSP and pupils from Paisley Grammar School, one of the collection points. The launch took place at the Tron Church on Buchanan Street where there will be a pop-up booking hub to raise awareness of the project during the first week of December. The project raises funds for the BCT and every penny raised stays in Glasgow and the west to assist with their vital work with families in crisis and vulnerable people.
Ms McTaggart said “I’m delighted to be able to support this fantastic project. Christmas is one of the busiest times for charities such as the BCT, whose Community Development Team work in some of the most deprived areas of the city. It is absolutely vital that vulnerable people and families receive the support they need, particularly at this time of year. I sincerely hope that as many people as possible support this fantastic project.”
To buy a tree, customers should go to www.caringchristmastrees.comor call 0845 111 8733 to place an order, before collecting the tree from a chosen pick-up point across Glasgow.
The BCT have four collection sites at Newton Mearns, Bearsden, Mosspark and Paisley, the addresses of which can be found online.