Winter Warmer Appeal launches to provide Glasgow kids with warm clothing

HUB West Scotland is launching its fifth Winter Warmer Appeal alongside charity partner, PEEK, to support children and families this winter.

The campaign sees hub West Scotland ask generous Glaswegians, businesses, individuals, and supply chain partners to donate as many new winter jackets and wellington boots as possible to PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid).

In order to get the items to those who are most in need in Glasgow, donations will need to be made by December 16. Items can be purchased and sent to the PEEK team at their headquarters at: The Legacy Hub, 301 Springfield Road, Glasgow, G40 3LJ. A JustGiving page has also been set up here.

PEEK works hard to improve the life chances of children and young people living in the Glasgow area. The Winter Warmer Appeal generates a fantastic response each year and reaches those who need it the most. This year, hub West Scotland is asking for help from the public and companies in Scotland (and beyond) to make the appeal even bigger and better.

Michaela Collins MBE, CEO of PEEK, said, “This winter, the cost of living crisis means families are choosing between food and fuel. No child should be going to bed hungry or cold. A winter jacket is an essential item but will be beyond the reach of many families that we support, especially this year. With your support, we can ensure that children can still play outdoors and attend school in the cold dark months and not have to worry about being cold. Please do what you can to make a real difference to children living in poverty in Glasgow by donating to hub West Scotland’s Winter Warmer Appeal.”

Iain Marley, chief executive of hub West Scotland, added, “Once again, we are reaching out to partners and others that are able to support the Winter Warmer Appeal on behalf of PEEK and the communities that need our help. This is the fifth year of the appeal and it coincides with an even greater scale of challenges facing those in need. Every contribution makes a huge difference to children and families in our communities so we ask that organisations and people are as generous as you can afford to be.”

Nancy Clunie, headteacher of Dalmarnock Primary School, added, “The practical support of giving children and families new winter jackets and new wellington boots last year meant that children could access school and play whilst staying warm and dry. The support from PEEK and hub West Scotland is invaluable and this year especially so with so many families suffering financially from the impact of the cost of living crisis.”