And finally…suitably shocked charity issues appeal for space after RBS donation
Royal Bank of Scotland has donated 3,000 suits to a Scottish charity which provides men with smart clothes for job interviews.
And so overwhelming was the volume of the cache of daper threads, Edinburgh-based Grassroots Clothing is now struggling to store them all.
Bosses at project, which had around 50 shirts and 40 suits prior to what they described as the bank’s “phenomenal” contribution, have now been compelled to issue an urgent plea for space to hold the stock.
Charity Community Renewal Trust, which established Grassroots in 2015, is appealing for anyone who can help to get in touch.
At present Grassroots Clothing operates out of a unit at the capital’s Castlebrae Business Park.
Neighbourhood service manager Archie Lowe said the multi-national bank had actually offered an incredible 14,000 pieces of clothing but with the actual 3,000 accepted barely manageable this had to be scaled back.
Mr Lowe, 53, said the number of new items would still make a big difference to the project and the men they help.
He said: “We’d have loved to have taken the 14,000 suits and found a place to store them and get more volunteers involved.”