It’s been another busy and exciting week for Glasgow’s Golden Generation despite these challenging times. It’s been all hands-on deck as we continue to deliver food parcels to older adults across the city. We have had so much phenomenal support from businesses, and we can’t thank them enough.
Spotlight on John Lewis
Before closing the store to comply with government social distancing measures, John Lewis very kindly donated perishable stock to GGG so that we could include it in our packs to older adults. This meant that we could include some “wee treats” in our parcels that we wouldn’t have been able to include otherwise. Thank you so much to the Glasgow store for thinking of us!
Face masks from Kellocks Pharmacy
While providing essential services to older adults in the city, Glasgow’s Golden Generation is ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff is a priority. Fiona, our Finance Director, spotted that Kellocks Pharmacy had face masks in stock which we were running low on. Within an hour, we had managed to purchase a stock of masks and the pharmacy very kindly discounted these for us as we are providing such a vital service. Thank you to staff at the pharmacy for their help, you’re helping us to keep safe.
Easter eggs from Tesco
Older adults in the west end of the city received an extra special surprise in their parcels today, as Tesco Maryhill donated easter eggs for us to deliver. Little sweet treats really put a smile on our service users’ faces, so thank you so much to Tesco for this donation.
A huge thank you to Morrisons in Cardonald who recently donated 20 bags of supplies to help us support older adults in Glasgow. These have been distributed to older adults in need across the city – thank you!
Spring Bank Holiday wishes
We would like to offer our best wishes to everyone who has supported us so well over the past few weeks. While this isn’t a normal bank holiday for anyone, we hope everyone has a restful weekend and has a chance to enjoy some sunshine whether that be through a window, in their garden or on their daily walk.
Our staff will be working on both Good Friday and Easter Monday to continue providing essentials to older people in Glasgow.
How you can help
We continue to hear from older adults all over the city who are reporting that they are struggling to get basic foods due to being housebound, afraid to go outside or because they simply can’t queue to access supermarkets.
You can help us support these people and also those facing loneliness and isolation by donating to our Covid-19 Crisis Appeal here.