Spring clean your wardrobe for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance - Clothes Aid 2024

Spring clean your wardrobe for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

We are proud to announce that we have a new partner charity from April 2015… Welcome aboard, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance!

From 1st April onwards, we are collecting preloved clothes and accessories for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). We’re asking Scotland residents to look out for our new SCAA clothes collection bags dropping onto door mats across Scotland, including North & South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, East & West Dumbarton, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Falkirk, West Lothian, Edinburgh City, Stirling, Perth & Kinross and Fife.

Spring offers the perfect opportunity to clear out your winter wardrobes and de-clutter cupboards of things that haven’t been worn or used for a while. Simply fill a bag with quality clothes, pairs of shoes, coats, handbags, soft toys and fashion accessories and leaving it out on collection day. We will turn your donations into vital funds for Scotland’s frontline life-saving team.

This support will help keep SCAA in the air with a hope to raise £25,000 a year, flying help to time-critical emergencies all across Scotland. Every pound they receive from us is a bonus and up to 95% of our net income from the collections will go to SCAA, after fundraising costs have been met. SCAA’s Head of Fundraising Sally Cameron said they were “delighted and extremely grateful” to be identified by Clothes Aid for this fundraising initiative.

“We all have clothes and accessories which we no longer use but which continue to clutter up our wardrobes and drawers,” she said. “By taking the time to fill a Clothes Aid bag for SCAA, people are not only clearing out some space in their house, but also helping fund a unique life-saving asset in Scotland.” “SCAA has responded to over 500 emergency callouts taking highly trained paramedics straight to the scene of traumatic accidents and medical emergencies across the whole of Scotland and providing rapid patient transfer to specialist hospital care,” added Sally. “That’s quite a return for a few old jumpers.”

Kris McGuigan, our Charity Collections Manager, heads up the friendly teams in Scotland who will be delivering SCAA collection bags every 4-6 weeks. The team also offer individual collections in between bag deliveries, and collections for businesses, schools and community groups, all in an effort to make the service convenient and broad reaching as possible.

For more information regarding SCAA collections, please get in touch via our contact form and for further information on SCAA please visit www.scaa.org.uk, email enquiries@scaa.org.uk or call 0300 123 1111.