Glasgow City Mission receives charitable donation from GAP Hire Solutions
GAP Hire Solutions has presented a donation to the Glasgow City Mission, neighbours to GAP Group’s head office on Carrick Street.
The GAP Giving Charitable Foundation delivers support to various charities across the globe, with the worthy causes nominated by staff. Groups as far spread as Doctors without borders have received the much needed financial support offered by the company, showing the truly international nature of their aid. GAP donates 0.5 per cent of its annual profit to charitable causes, with the final donation figures for the financial year of 2015/16 seeing the total reach £90,000.
Glasgow City Mission works with adults and children who are vulnerable and disadvantaged in Glasgow, people who are often leading chaotic or difficult lives. The centre provides a range of life changing services, making a real impact across Glasgow. From young children to the elderly, thousands of people have been given invaluable assistance thanks to their marvellous work. With a permanent staff team of 9 alongside 180 volunteers, the centre acts as a sanctuary for the most needy in the community.
Amongst their wide ranging services, Glasgow City Mission offers meals to those who need them most, as well as a base for relationships to flourish, and friendships to be built. The centre also helps those from foreign shores, who have arrived in Britain seeking safety, to acclimatise to their new home. The Mission’s work knows no limits, and they were thrilled with the generosity shown by the GAP Giving Charitable Foundation.
Graham Steven, head of marketing & fundraising at Glasgow City Mission, said: “Glasgow City Mission is thrilled to accept this very generous donation of £2,500 from GAP Group to make a tangible difference amongst those battling homelessness, poverty and social isolation. It is particularly encouraging that as our neighbours in the building next door, GAP have felt compelled to not stand by but rather get involved and help those who use our services each day. We are most grateful for GAP’s continued partnership to provide practical care to those in our city who need it most.”
The Mission also provides a number of educational programs, with Jobs and Business Glasgow offering IT courses, Literacy and Numeracy classes; and perhaps most poignantly for GAP; assistance in achieving the required CSCS accreditation to work within the construction industry.
The GAP Giving Charitable Foundation will continue in to the new financial year, supporting charities across the globe. The Glasgow City Mission has arranged its “Big Arran Challenge”, where fundraisers can cycle round the island, climb Goatfell at 2,866 feet, or take part in the entire Duathlon. Entry is open now, with the event taking place on Saturday 11th June.
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