Amey's sustainable Santa gathers tonnes of toys for Scottish charities

19 December 2014
Man dressed as Santa, standing with children in Christmas jumpers.

A “Sustainable Santa” from Amey, the infrastructure and public services company, has collected over 2.2 tonnes of toys from Scottish primary school children, including pupils from Glencoats Primary School in Paisley.

Amey had contributed Santa Sacks to the schools asking pupils to recycle their old and unwanted toys, books, games and comics to worthwhile causes rather than sending them to landfill.

The Amey Santa has been sharing a number of ‘elfies’ on the Amey @SETrunkRoads Twitter account, showing him hard at work collecting toys from schools in Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire.

The estimated value of the toys collected, many of which are immaculate, unopened or even wrapped, is in excess of £2,000.

A number of charities will benefit from the toy collection including Scottish Women’s Aid, Scottish Refugee Council, St Andrew’s Hospice in Lanarkshire, and toy recycling charity, Good Green Fun.

Stewart Meikle, Commercial Director of AmeyCespa said: “The response to this campaign has been phenomenal and the generosity of pupils, parents and staff at Glencoats Primary School has been nothing short of extraordinary.

“I’m delighted these toys have been rescued from the rubbish tip and will be able to bring joy and happiness to many disadvantaged children.”

For further information please contact Amey’s press office on 01865 713240 / Twitter: @Ameyplc