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Wednesday 8th April 2020


There has been no shortage of #inspiringcity stories from across Glasgow over the past few weeks as businesses, communities and families have come together to help one another through challenging times. Our Circular Glasgow team have loved seeing so many uplifting stories and we wanted to share just some of the stories that have made us smile as well as highlight the ways you can help to support these businesses too.

And we know that this is just scratching the surface of positive stories from across the city and there are many, many more to be told. If you’d like to share one, send it to




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FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland

FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland is part of a national network of charitable food redistributors who provide quality surplus food to communities and charity groups. Throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, they are continuing to work hard to deliver food packages across the city to the most vulnerable communities and families.

Ways to help: 

Head to their website to find information about donating or volunteering >

Follow @FShareGlasgow on Twitter and help spread the word through your own networks

If you are a food or drinks supplier and can help by donating, please call 0141 958 1133


Launch Foods

Launch Foods is a local charity that provides nutritious meals for some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable children. They are continuing to provide this service, delivering food parcels daily to homes across the city.

Ways to help:

If you can, donate via Launch Foods’ Go Fund Me page:

Follow @LaunchFoods and help share their message.


Kelvinside Academy

Some of the staff at Kelvinside Academy have been putting the 3D printers in their Innovation School to use to make protective visors for healthcare workers across the country. Working with several other schools, the Kelvinside team are now producing 200-300 visors a day which are being distributed to hospitals across the country including the RAH in Paisley and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Ways to help:

The staff at Kelvinside have sent a call out for the following materials: 3-4mm acrylic sheets (dimensions 1000mm by 600mm), A4 acetate 200 microns, Scotch magic tape. If you can donate any of the mentioned materials, send an email to David at 



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Beauty Kitchen

This week, Glasgow-based sustainable retailer Beauty Kitchen shared that, after initially supplying the Scottish Government with 50,000 units of hand sanitiser in refillable, re-usable bottles for the NHS, they will now be donating 230,000 of their products to the London Ambulance Service, In Kind Direct and the NHS.

Ways to help:

As well as donating and helping with any materials needed, we can also help out businesses by buying locally and online where possible. When making your next purchase of beauty products, consider retailers like Beauty Kitchen who offer a range of sustainable and natural beauty products right here on our doorsteps >



Dear Green Coffee

Local coffee retailer Dear Green Coffee joined the community effort to lift the spirits of NHS workers and donated some much-needed coffee.

Ways to help: 

If you are a coffee lover and need your caffeine fix while working from home, consider ordering from local retailers like Dear Green Coffee. They offer free 2nd class delivery! > 



Travel retailers Trtl have committed to donating 10,000 pairs of their compression socks to NHS staff in both Scotland and London to help alleviate fatigue and discomfort during long shifts.

Ways to help:

Although we may not be heading on our travels for the forseeable future, think about buying from local companies like Trtl for your travel accessories the next time you are planning a trip >






Glasgow Science Centre

With many young students (and adults too!) now turning to online learning, Glasgow Science Centre have introduced GSC At Home. Every day at 10am, Glasgow Science Centre go live via their social media channels bringing science straight to our homes.

How to get involved:

Head to for all the details, links to their social media channels and to see what you’ve missed so far.



Kissing With Confidence

Professional training and coaching firm Kissing With Confidence have been doing something a little different on their LinkedIn page. They’ve started an online lunchtime club called #Fridayfrittata. Anyone is invited to join, make some lunch, connect with others and gain some new cooking skills.

How to get involved: 

Head over to their LinkedIn page for full details >


Two Birds Fitness

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce members will be hosting a free lunchtime HIIT session this coming Tuesday (14th April) to get you on your feet and moving over your lunch break. The session will be held on Zoom and is suitable for people of all abilities.

How to get involved:

Head over to our Chamber page to sign up >



And the list goes on

Companies like Borders biscuits and Bread Meets Bread have been donating food to NHS staff while local distilleries have been focusing production on hand sanitiser, Scottish Opera have offered its lorries to help deliver food to supermarkets and many other businesses are helping through donations or supplies to feed as many vulnerable people as possible.

In challenging times, while we are not in regular contact with our colleagues, clients and friends, these stories have been helping to lift the spirits of our Glasgow Chamber of Commerce team. We hope by sharing them that they will do the same for you!


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