Here are the charities and good causes that benefited from a Giving Glasgow donation in 2019:
St Mungos Older People’s Centre for Wellbeing
Giving Glasgow donated £250 to Townhead’s St. Mungos Older People’s Centre for Wellbeing. The centre opened in 1963 and provides food, fun and friendship to over 50 service users every week. The donation will be used to help put on Christmas and Burns Night celebrations.
Garelochhead Station Trust
Giving Glasgow donated £1,000 to Garelochhead Station Trust, an organisation which provides social events, training courses and a fortnightly brunch club for veterans and their families.
The donation will go towards the refurbishment of the newly acquired station building, which will be used as a base for their events.
The Jimmy Dunnachie Family Learning Centre
The Jimmy Dunnachie Family Learning Centre received a donation of £250 from Giving Glasgow.
The funds will be used to buy supplies for their ‘Thursday Club’ which provides art, baking, and fitness activities to local children aged between 5 and 9.
Gartcosh Parent & Toddlers and Playgroup
Gartcosh Parent & Toddler and Playgroup received a donation of £500, which will be used to fund their new messy play activity sessions and provide new toys and books for the 50+ children who attend.
Their aim is to strengthen how the community works together by supporting families with young children. The sessions create a chance to make new friends and share experiences in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment.
Whiterose Community Hall
Giving Glasgow recently donated £300 to Whiterose Community Hall. The funds will be used towards arranging two Christmas parties aimed at bringing the local community together. The first party will be specifically for the elderly community whilst everyone living locally will be invited to the second. It’s hoped that over 200 people will come together and enjoy the festivities at both events.
Birth, Baby and Beyond
Birth, Baby and Beyond is a Glasgow based children’s charity which helps struggling families by providing essential baby and child items in the form of Starter Packs. They recently received a £1,000 donation from Giving Glasgow, which will be used to buy nappies, bottles, bedding, toiletries and wipes to help fill the packs. The charity works with around 65 parent and child organisations in Greater Glasgow to help get their free Starter Packs to families in need. As well as Starter Packs, Birth, Baby and Beyond also runs a shop on Dumbarton Road, which sells new and used maternity, baby and child items, donated by members of the public.
St Roch’s Lunch Club
We were warmly welcomed on our recent visit to St Roch’s Lunch Club to present their £200 cheque.The club, which is based in Royston, is primarily used by the elderly and disabled as a way of socialising.
The donation will be used to take their service users on a day trip to a pantomime, helping to tackle social isolation which can be particularly bad at this time of year
Tuesday Friendship Club
Tuesday Friendship Club is the latest good cause to benefit from Giving Glasgow with a £300 donation. The Tuesday Friendship Club provides bespoke events for adults with learning disabilities and additional supports needs. Social isolation is an issue for many of the service users and the donation will be used to throw a Christmas party and bring everyone together in festive spirit.
We were delighted to donate £1,600 to the NSPCC (Childline).
For over 100 years the charity has been committed to preventing child abuse and protecting young children. The donation will be used to recruit, train and support a new volunteer counsellor at their Glasgow Childline base.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
We recently donated £150 to CHAS and visited their office in Stepps. CHAS has been working with babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions for over 20 years, providing them with palliative care, family respite and support through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence. The funds will be used to help them continue their incredibly valuable service.
We recently donated £300 to Sandaig nursery. The donation will be used by the nursery to throw a Christmas themed event for the children, which will feature reindeer, elves and high school pupils who will be supplying the event with hot drinks and cakes. The event’s main aim is to bring their community together and to allow the children to have a very special Christmas experience.
Shining Stars ASN Theatre School
We recently donated £500 to Shining Stars ASN Theatre School through our charitable fund Giving Glasgow. Shining Stars works with people with additional support needs and is a safe space for children with a range of additional needs and has been awarded Makaton friendly status by the Makaton Charity. The donation will be used to help fund their new premises and to assist with general operation for a year.
Eastfields Disability Trust
Eastfields Disability Trust recently received a £250 donation from our Giving Glasgow fund. The charity offers specialist community-based support for adults with acquired brain injury and complex physical or learning disabilities. The funds will go towards a Christmas party for its service users aiming to help battle the social exclusion which those in need of specialist care can sometimes experience.
Operating since 1996, Govan H.E.L.P. is a family education support project which aims to improve the educational attainment and life skills of local children and their families. The project recently received a £400 donation from our Giving Glasgow fund and the money will be used to help purchase equipment for their befriending services.
Staff and service users were delighted to be awarded a £250 donation from our Giving Glasgow charitable fund. The donation will be used to fund a group therapy session for service users at the charity that will involve therapy ponies which have been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and increase positive emotions. The Glasgow based charity aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities, their carers, and other supporters.
The Jeely Piece Club
The Jeely Piece Club has been operating since 1975 to provide play and learning opportunities for children aged 0-12 no matter their circumstance. Our Giving Glasgow Fund recently donated £500 towards the club who plan to use the funds to buy equipment and ingredients for cooking classes. The aim of these classes is to help the children learn essential life-long cooking skills.
CLIC Sargent is a charity that supports the families of young people after a cancer diagnosis by providing grants to assist with the unforeseen costs of cancer. Giving Glasgow recently provided a donation of £1020 which will go on to give 6 families one of these grants assisting with the costs of things like parking and travelling to treatment.
Wipe the Tears Charity, Glasgow
Wipe the Tears is an organisation who aim to bring the refugee and ethnic minority communities together by holding events that boost community spirit. We gave a donation of £250 to help promote and fund activities at their upcoming event, which aims to bring 1,000 people in the community together, of all ethnicities and backgrounds.
Loop Theatre CIC
Loop Theatre CIC recently received a donation of £500 from Giving Glasgow. The Theatre works with people who have additional support needs to run drama workshops in the community. The funds will be used to help their fortnightly Saturday workshops continue and grow.
Sandyford Day Nursery
Sandyford Day Nursery recently received a donation of £250 from Giving Glasgow, our charitable fund. The funds will be used towards creating a lending library for families to use as a learning at home link. The aim of the library is to help families become more engaged with their child’s learning whilst helping to tackle the vocabulary gap.
The Jenna Moriarty Foundation
The Jenna Moriarty Foundation recently received a donation from Giving Glasgow of £1,000. The foundation provides free mental health services for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Glasgow. The charity’s main aim is to help prevent suicide in young people. The donation will be used to cover the cost for three young people to receive full counselling.
The Brunswick Centre
In operation for the past 68 years, the Brunswick Centre provides services for the local community and young people. A recent donation of £500 from Giving Glasgow has enabled them to plan their summer junior programme in advance. The young people who attend the centre have helped develop the programme and have chosen outings they feel will be most beneficial for the development of kids including a trip to the science centre and the beach.
Southern Sound Hospital Radio
Giving Glasgow donated £500 to Southern Sound Hospital Radio. The donation will be used to help towards making necessary upgrades to their electrics and premises ensuring that they can continue to broadcast to the patients of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for years to come. The hospital is the largest acute general hospital in Europe with a turnover of 100,000 patients per year.
Cancer Support Scotland
Cancer Support Scotland was recently awarded £500 from Giving Glasgow. The charity is dedicated to supporting anyone effected by cancer. The donation will go towards sustaining their services in their Gartnavel campus and the outreach centres in Glasgow.
Shettleston New Community Choir
The Shettleston New Community Choir was formed in the heart of the east end of Glasgow. They welcome everyone over the age of 16 with natural voices to a friendly and supportive environment. The donation will go towards subsidising the membership fee and helping to cover the cost of the musical director and backing CDs for the choir.
The Young Parent Support Base
The YPSB supports young parents up to the age of 19 to continue with school and into further education. The donation of £300 has enabled them to create a varied and exciting summer programme and buy materials for art/craft and sensory sessions.
Castlemilk Gardening Association
Castlemilk Gardening Association is a registered charity set up in 1988 to develop the community through the provision of recreational horticultural activities and advance the education of the public in Castlemilk and its surrounding areas. The Association received a donation of £500 which will be used to repair a number of brick cold frames around the premises ensuring it can continue to produce beautiful flowers for years to come.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
St Margaret of Scotland hospice was recently awarded a £500 donation through our charitable fund Giving Glasgow. This hospice is non-denominational and is open to all in need of care regardless of race, gender, religion or diagnosis ensuring no one individual is ever excluded. The hospice must raise £4 every minute to provide the care to those in our community who need it most, this donation will help to continue that source of great comfort to thousands of patients and their families.
We recently donated £300 to COJAC, a charity that provides social, learning and leisure activities for young people and adults affected by disability and complex support needs. The Castlemilk based group will use the funds to buy equipment, such as arts and craft materials and baking/cooking supplies that will be used during their evening group sessions.
Gartnavel Summer House Community Garden
We recently donated £500 to the Gartnavel summer house community garden. The garden is run by volunteers, including patients with mental health issues, blood born viruses, Macmillan cancer volunteers and one temporarily funded member of staff. Tending to the garden benefits users through physical exercise and working together in groups. The donation will be used to buy more tools and plants for the garden so it can continue to be enjoyed by volunteers, visitors, staff and patients.
Specialist Children’s Services
Specialist Children’s Service, MedEquip4kids improves the health of babies and children by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources. Their Glasgow Paediatric Continence team recently received a donation of £400 from Giving Glasgow
The Froglife Trust
Froglife’s Glasgow Green Pathways Project works with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help improve their confidence and social skills through educational and practical outdoor activities. They received a £250 donation to help them buy equipment which will help them run sessions aimed at encouraging young people to become involved in greenspace activities, such as animal habitation restoration projects, species surveying and outdoor arts and crafts.
Giving Glasgow gave £250 to Shelter Scotland’s Glasgow Hub – a service that helps to support people who are struggling with homelessness and bad housing. Last year the charity supported over 3,000 people in Glasgow, and the donation will be used to help fund the helpline, which provides a free confidential service offering housing advice.
Giving Glasgow donated £250 to Lambhill Stables. The donation will be used to buy outdoor equipment such as sleeping bags and tents, which will allow their young service users to take part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The Space – People Without Labels
People Without Labels received £250 from our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow. The community charity will use the funds to help with the running costs of the weekend lunch club for children, families, refugees and homeless people.
Glasgow’s No.1 Baby & Family Support Service
Giving Glasgow recently donated £250 to Glasgow’s No.1 Baby & Family Support Service. The charitable organisation supports vulnerable families living in Glasgow, by providing basic essentials such as clothes, shoes, nappies, prams and household goods.
Park Villa Football Club
Park Villa Football Club has received £150 from our charity fund, Giving Glasgow. The donation will be used towards providing a fun day for the children of the club and their families. The aim of the fun day will be to encourage physical activity and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes received £400 from Giving Glasgow. The charity is completely run by volunteers who provide food and essentials to over 1,000 families in and around Glasgow. The donation will be used to support people in need.
Walton Court Residents Social Club
Giving Glasgow has donated £250 to Walton Court Residents Social Club. The club will use the donation to upgrade their music and entertainment system within the resident’s lounge. This will bring the residents together more often helping to reduce loneliness and isolation among the community.
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