18th January 2024 By
In December, Clark Contracts donated over 200 books to Action for Children’s Christmas Appeal.
A variety of new books were donated from employees, for children aged 3-16, to help bring some joy to vulnerable children. The donations were split between Action for Children’s services in the East and West of Scotland.
Donations in the west were distributed to Glasgow Schools Counselling and Blues, a Mental Health and Wellbeing service based in the 30 High Schools in Glasgow in which Action for Children provide one to one counselling and group work sessions. Using an early intervention model, Action for Children are able to directly impact the mental health of young people across Glasgow, showing positive outcomes for young people across the city.
Across the East of Scotland, the books were donated to the young people in Action for Children’s residential services and those who attend for outreach and short breaks.
Caroline O'Grady, Counselling Practice Manager for Glasgow Schools Counselling and Blues Service at Action for Children, added: “We are hugely appreciative for this support from Clark Contracts through their book donation in December. For the services and young people who received gifts because of their generosity, it was great to offer their festive time an extra gift and support.
“We know Christmas time was once again a challenging and anxious time for many families, so it was brilliant to see some extra joy being brought through working alongside our likeminded partners."
Gordon Cunningham, Managing Director of Clark Contracts said, “Our employees continually support our commitment to making a difference to those in need through our monthly foodbank donations, volunteering, and fundraising events. We are delighted to have supported Action for Children’s Christmas Appeal and hope that the children across Scotland enjoy their new books.”
Action for Children is a UK charity and in Scotland works directly with more than 25,000 children, young people, and families each year. With 90 services in Scotland across 30 local authorities delivered by over 850 staff, since 1855 they have been transforming the lives those they work with. For more information, visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk or follow on ‘X' at @actn4childrScot
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