TODAY (December 11) is the last day of hub West Scotland’s Winter Warmer Appeal, with the organisation calling for the public and companies to make one final push to donate and provide children living in poverty with new warm winter jackets and wellington boots this Christmas.
The appeal, with charity partner PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid), received over 1,000 donations of jackets and boots in 2019 and hub West Scotland has set a target of beating that total.
Iain Marley, chief executive of hub West Scotland, said, “We have had a fantastic response so far from our partners and organisations across the property and construction sectors and members of the public who have kindly made donations. We need to close the appeal so that we can crack on with the distribution of the new jackets and boots and get them were they are needed but there is still time to make a difference.
“Every donation is deeply appreciated so we ask everyone who can to donate – the JustGiving link makes it easier than ever – and help PEEK to support vulnerable families and children this winter.”
Michaela Collins, CEO of PEEK, added, “This year, with Covid, this appeal is going to and will make such a difference to families that are struggling to cope, many families have lost their jobs or are on furlough so are really struggling this year. A winter jacket might seem like an essential item but will be beyond the reach of many families we support, especially this year. Please do what you can to make a real difference to children living in poverty by donating to hub West Scotland’s Winter Warmer Appeal.”
New figures show that one in four children in Glasgow are living in poverty and won’t have the appropriate clothing required to keep them warm this winter.
With a number of Covid-19 restrictions still in place, this year’s appeal has adopted a slightly different approach. New jackets and boots can be purchased online and sent to the team at PEEK at their headquarters: The Legacy Hub, 301 Springfield Road, Glasgow, G40 3LJ.
The JustGiving page means you can also donate directly to the appeal, will all money raised used to purchase warm clothing for those children that need it across the city. The JustGiving page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hws2020winterwarmerappeal