Families across Scotland are facing hardship this winter as the cost of living continues to rise, leaving many children without the basics they need. Aberlour Children’s Charity, which provides emergency cash grants to struggling families, is running dangerously low on funds and expects to run out by Christmas. Almost half of the families applying to the charity don’t know where their next meal will come from, while more than 50% need clothing for their children and 20% don’t have a bed for their children. The charity is appealing for donations to its Poverty Relief Appeal to help these families in need.
Beatson Cancer Charity is launching its Bauble Appeal this Christmas to support more patients and their families across the west of Scotland. Paolo Lizzeri, who has been diagnosed with cancer three times, is giving hope to other cancer patients and highlighting the importance of the charity’s services. The appeal aims to raise funds to ensure that more patients can access the support provided by Beatson Cancer Charity.
Cancer Research UK is urging people to take part in the Big Hike event in The Trossachs on May 18, 2024, to raise money for life-saving research. The event offers options for all levels of experience, from half or full marathon distances to a shorter 10k option for participants aged 12 and up. The funds raised will support Cancer Research UK’s work in Scotland, including research into various cancer types and improving survival rates.
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow is celebrating 40 years of delivering gold-standard palliative care to people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. The hospice offers a range of services to enhance the quality of life for patients, including pain and symptom management, emotional support, and practical assistance. Fundraising efforts are ongoing to support the hospice and ensure its continued operation.
Quarriers is supporting homeless young people aged 16-25 in Scotland this winter. The charity is asking for donations to provide gifts and essentials for these young people during the Christmas season. The support from Quarriers can help them move towards brighter futures by providing necessities and showing that someone cares.
Erskine Veterans Charity is calling on the public to make a difference in the lives of ex-Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for their country. The charity provides care and support to veterans from all backgrounds. Donations this Christmas will ensure that these veterans receive the care and appreciation they deserve.