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McLaren Packaging donates boxes to Inverclyde HSCP’s Warm Hand of Friendship scheme

Port Glasgow based McLaren Packaging, a specialist supplier to the Scotch Whisky industry, has donated boxes to Inverclyde Council/Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)’s £130,000 Warm Hand of Friendship initiative.

The scheme provides care packages are being provided to 500 vulnerable Inverclyde residents to help them stay warm, and emergency food centres are also being set up amid the cost-of-living crisis.
‘Warm boxes’ have been made up by HSCP and are being delivered to those who most need them with the council is organising food centres at locations in Greenock and Port Glasgow to support anyone who is struggling over the festive period.
Each warm box contains gloves, scarves, hat, flask, torch and some also have puzzle books and pencils to help people keep warm and entertained during the winter.

The boxes have been donated by McLaren Packaging with C&A Home Store commissioned to stock and pack the boxes.

Warm Hand of Friendship
Warm Hand of Friendship

Michael McLaren, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “As a family firm with deep roots in our local community, we are delighted to do what we can to help support vital local services at the time the most vulnerable in our community need them most.”

The 500 boxes are being delivered by volunteers, including from local group Compassionate Inverclyde, home care staff and the council’s community learning and development service to those who are housebound, who are living alone or will be facing severe fuel insecurity during the cold winter months.

Funding for the boxes was provided directly by Inverclyde HSCP as part of the overall Warm Hand of Friendship scheme.

For more information about help and support available this winter, visit

For further information please contact Michael McLaren on 01475 745246
Issued on behalf of McLaren Packaging by Liquorice Media tel 0141 332 4935
Date: 23 Dec 22

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