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.
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 Fund donations-health visitors Inverclyde.
STV Winter Fund award St.Francis Nursery PG
STV Winter Fund Award Lady Alice School donations.
Bluebird Nursery donations STV Winter Fund
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.
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.
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.
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
A great big thanks for a generous donation, from two very warm hearted young girls from Inverkip, Eva and Roisin, who very kindly donated £70 that they collected, and gave to our worthy cause.
The STV Childrens Appeal were kind enough to share video footage of a story regarding a family that was recently helped by our own charity "Children In Poverty Inverclyde"
It's a touching video, showing how our donors and patrons, really do make positive changes to children and families in real life.
This heartwarming footage brings to life the actual outcomes of our continual strife to alleviate poverty and its effects on our children here in Inverclyde.
Again, we thank everyone, who have in any small way contributed to this great cause, and giving our local children, much needed, special happy memories, in their young lives.
You can view the video by clicking on the image below. Thanks again.
You can Donate via ourJustGiving account, which is a seamless easy and secure way to help the charity. Any amount is most welcome, and as you can see from the video, it does bring about real changes to families, who could be helped by our cause. Just click on the JustGiving logo below to donate and you will be taken to the secure JustGiving website.
Our trustee Seumas Lamb was greeted warmly by Webhelp Greenock Engagement Ambassadors Grant McManus and Brian Wilkinson on his visit yesterday where he accepted a huge donation of Easter Eggs and £50 cash.
Wonderful gesture by Webhelp. Our thanks to all who contributed'.
10 April 2019
The Rotary Club of Gourock induct our charity into the Paul Harris Fellowship,the Rotary's most prestigious award
Argyll Holiday Homes hands over home to Charity Children in Poverty Inverclyde. Fiona Kelly from Argyll Homes, Pat Burke,Seumus Lamb, Joe McAllister from the charity, Provost Moran and Sean McGowan from Morrisons with invited guests at the opening ceremony on 30 March.
Children in Poverty Inverclyde founder Pat Burke, Morrison's Greenock store manager Sean McGowan and Argyll Holidays Hunters Quay Holiday Village general manager David Dain cut the ribbon to the new holiday home.
Morrisons Greenock General Manager Sean McGowan presents a magnificent donation cheque of £35000 from the Morrisons Foundation that shall fund the purchase of a holiday home at Hunters Quay Holiday Village.
The Rotary Club of Gourock President Robert Wilson presents a donation cheque £500 to Trustee James Lamb, the proceeds from the Rotary Hark in the Park event. 2 September 2015