FOR the first time, UK homeware retailer Dunelm is launching a summer appeal to help local schools and nurseries.

The Delivering Joy Local Schools Appeal aims to build on last year’s successful Christmas campaign where over 125,000 gifts were donated by customers across the UK.

Clydebank’s Dunelm branch is appealing to residents for support, requesting donations of playground toys, fairy lights, cookware, and more.

Customers are asked to simply bring their items to Dunelm and place them into collection trolleys by July 18.

The items will then be delivered directly to local schools, ensuring they’re ready for the new school year.

The aim is to extend the Christmas campaign's sense of joy to the summer season.

Paul Sullivan, head of circular communities at Dunelm, said: "We are thrilled to have launched our Delivering Joy Local Schools Appeal for the first time - particularly after the incredible impact that the Christmas Delivering Joy campaign has had over the past four years.

"We're already seeing communities across the country getting involved and can't wait to see all the generous donations put to good use.

"After being placed into our in-store trolleys we'll be taking all contributions directly to the schools in need."