According to a report by Save the Children, 1 in 5 children in Scotland live in poverty, with 14% of them without at least one winter coat.
This is a sad and worrying statistic, the thought of any child not having warm clothes in the colder months is unbearable.
The Bedrock charity (based in Dunfermline, Fife) regularly visit Early Years services to provide them with help and support. Time and time again, they are asked to provide clothes to keep children warm and dry, allowing them to play out in the garden in all weathers.
In the first year of the campaign, Bedrock were able to donate a few black sacks, last year over 1,000 children across Scotland received items of warm winter clothing
This year lets make it more, much more!
Can you help?
Do you have any of the items above that you would be able to donate?
Do you have family or friends that could donate any bits and bobs that they no longer need?
Speak to work colleagues, ask them if they have items
spread the word
It could not be easier to get the items along to Bedrock either:
The Bridge Group have set up a ‘donation station’ where you can drop off the items listed above:
The Bridge Group, 4 Castle Court, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8PB
Alternatively contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to arrange an collection, give Bedrock a shout and they will organise this for you http://www.bedrockcharity.org/contact-us/
Who are Bedrock?
Bedrock connect Early Years practitioners, private businesses and the public sector; They provide practical help and inspiration, helping Scotland’s young and vulnerable children.
Creating a society that comes together to give every child the chance to achieve their true potential.
Together with the help from other individuals and companies, Bedrock have given so much to Scotland’s communities:
- 160 pairs of Children’s welly boots donated by Hunters
- Vets Now build multi sensory room and water fountain at Hailesland Early Years Centre
You can read more here about the fantastic projects that have been going on over Scotland
Lets work together this winter to help keep children cosy!