Bringing big smiles to little faces

Sunday, 28 February 2021 15:35

STV Winter Fund

SCORES of families who are struggling with life in lockdown received vital support from us courtesy of the STV Children’s Appeal at Christmas 2020 with issue of F&F and Morrison food vouchers each valued at £50 along with infant clothing.

 

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde received £3,600 through the STV Winter Fund and put the money to good use immediately.

Pat Burke and George Wall, Trustees from CIPI enlisted the help of local councillor Tommy McVey whose ward comprises of high unemployment and deprivation along with several nurseries and health nurses to identify the families most in need of help.

A total of 36 families were each gifted £100, in the form of £50 in Morrisons vouchers and £50 in Tesco F&F clothing vouchers.

STV Winter Article 600

 

STV Winter Fund donations-health visitors Inverclyde.

STV Winter Fund donations health 600

 

STV Winter Fund award St.Francis Nursery PG

STV Winter Fund award St.Francis 600

 

STV Winter Fund Award Lady Alice School donations.

STV Winter Fund Award Lady Alice 600

 

Bluebird Nursery donations STV Winter Fund

Bluebird Nursery 600

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 21:08

Holly's Generosity

Holly Murray

Young Holly of Greenock saved her birthday money and with family financial donations,

provided a magnificent collection of toys/games for distribution to less fortunate children

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 21:06

Bluebird Nursery

Bluebird photo November 2020

Staff and children of Bluebird Nursery are presented with toys and selection boxes..

Beatrice Foundation donation purchased a new Christmas tree,santas,reindeers and decorations too!.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 21:02

Kind hearted Harkins' boys donation

 The Harkins boys

Kind hearted Inverkip brothers Nathan and Aaron, sold bags of chocolate reindeer and reindeer food,

to donate a large donation of toys from £150 raised.

 

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:53

Womens Aid - Fenwick 47

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Child ambassadors: Sisters Morven and Charlotte helping to deliver Christmas Dinners

to 30 families generously donated by top Greenock restaurant Fenwick 47.

Friday, 22 January 2021 14:32

GWRFC

gwrfc santa dash 2020

Ladies XV Santa Dash raised a magnificent £800 for the second successive year.

Friday, 22 January 2021 14:29

Co-op Eldon Street

Co op Eldon Street 191220

Manager Stephen Trainner hands over huge amount of selection boxes,toys,games,winter clothing

donated by the store's generous customers.

Thursday, 21 January 2021 07:45

Baxterstorey

 Baxterstorey Christmas 2020Baxterstorey---- RBS Mortgage Centre caterer did Christmas Appeal where staff generously donated

                          winter woollies (jumpers,gloves,hats,scarves) for local health visitors distribution.

 

Thursday, 30 January 2020 15:54

Recent Donations Update

We wanted to create a short article in our News section, to update all concerned, regarding the ongoing, amazing support we have, from our Patrons, Sponsors, Charitable Organisations, Personal Donations etc., etc., all of which is immensly appreciated, to help our continual fight against poverty, especially when seen affecting children, right here in Inverclyde.

The recently published figures from SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation), highlights the abysmal poverty seen right here in Inverclyde (most notable Greenock Town Centre) https://www.gov.scot/news/scottish-index-of-multiple-deprivation-2020/

This serves to strengthen our resolve, to help in any way we can, to alleviate the poverty experienced by far too many families and children in our local community.
Thankfully, the ongoing generosity of all is helping, and it's so encouraging to report to you on the good news, of most recent contributions from all concerned, and hopefully later, we will have some photos and background stories to share.

The Post Office sorting office had a charity collection at Christmas accruing £300, and they most generously donated £100 of the sum to "Children In Poverty Inverclyde" (CIPI), the remainder going to other deserving causes. We are so grateful that they considered our charity, and included us in their most welcome contribution.
 
Our very own MSP, Stuart McMillan has received a £150 cheque for CIPI, courtesy of Comres, a research study group, who offset remuneration to a selected charity by interviewee.

The O2 store in Oak Mall recently held a band night to raise funds, A Gourock BB quiz night in March and GWRFC Ladies XV, are just some of the various fundraisers who's benevolence and kindness are helping to offset some of the dreadful poverty in Inverclyde, and shine some hope on an community that otherwise finds itself suffering from unnecessary hardship and scarcity of basic necessities.
 
The great news is, that the recent donations will have a genuine positive impact on those hit hardest, and will book holidays for a further 20 local children and parents, add to this the 22 holiday home accommodations already booked and paid, for first week of summer holidays (estimated 70 children), by previous donations, including a very generous amount of nearly £1,400, accrued and donated by JG DONATE in period mid October to Christmas.

A quick visit to our JustGiving page, demonstrates the many people and groups, who are actively sponsoring and donating to our most worthy cause. The list is too long to mention all of these unsung heroes, but we appreciate every single one of them for their kindness, thoughtfullnes and altruism, toward our own members of our community, who are in need.

We can then appreciate, that Inverclyde still has a fabulous, caring community, that cares about others who are not as fortunate, through no fault of their own.
The struggle is of course ongoing, and if you, your friends, your company or your organisation, can help, or even simply spread the word, we would be eternally grateful, and remember, all contributions help, no matter how small, and in real life do make a positive difference. If you wish to consider donating, please visit our Donate Page for further information by clicking HERE

 

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:36

Sainsbury's Customer Donations

Staff from Sainsbury's Gourock Store, hand over store customer donations to HSCP staff, for local families.

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation under the Charities and Trustee (Scotland) Act 2005.

Our charity number is SC044563.


Contact:
Pat Burke (Chairman)

Address:
17 Langhouse Place
Inverkip
PA16 0EW

Info@childreninpovertyinverclyde.org.uk
01475 521808
07801 472081

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