Two weeks to go: hub West Scotland in urgent call for warm winter jackets and wellies for Glasgow children living in poverty
With two weeks remaining of its Winter Warmer Appeal, hub West Scotland (hWS) is calling for companies to provide Glasgow children living in poverty with new warm winter jackets and wellington boots.
The successful appeal, with charity partner PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid), received over 220 donations of jackets and wellington boots last year. hub West Scotland has set a target of beating last year’s total, with the organisation urging anyone who wants to get involved to do so.
Angeline Robertson, partnership director at hub West Scotland, said: “We have had a great response so far from companies in the construction industry, our supply chain partners and even members of the public kindly making donations.
“There’s two weeks to go and we’re urging companies to get involved so we can help provide even more local children with essential winter jackets and wellington boots this winter.”
CBC donated to both last year and this year’s hWS Winter Warmer appeal.
John Callander, business development manager, explained why CBC got involved: “CBC are delighted to once again be supporting hub West’s fantastic Winter Warmer campaign. This appeal brings together the hub West Scotland Supply Chain Partners which enables everyone to make a significant donation to support the children of Glasgow.
“PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid) make a tremendous difference to young people’s lives and we hope this campaign will be another success for the charity.”
Donations of new children’s winter jackets and wellington boots are required for age 2 – 16 years. If your company would like to contribute, please drop off your donation, including your company name, to hub West Scotland’s office at 6th Floor, Merchant Exchange, 20 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG by Friday 29th November. To support the appeal on social media please use #winterwarmer.