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Morgan Stanley staff join Hamish’s clan for Family Day

Morgan Stanley launched their annual volunteering month on International Day of Families (15 May) by generously supporting Scotland's children. Morgan Stanley staff join Hamish’s clan for Family Day To mark the occasion, we roped in some members of the firm’s...


Scots businesses raise £400k to support children and families over six years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 28 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £403,811 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2017/18 challenge raised an impressive £45,434. Dragons’ Glen is Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge...


Support from Edinburgh Airport soars to £65,000

More than £65,000 has been donated by Edinburgh Airport to Children 1st during its year as the airport’s corporate charity.


IKEA play Santa with toys for children in the Lothians

Bundles of toys were donated to Children 1st after IKEA Edinburgh's appeal to customers and staff.


Businesses donate social media to help protect children

Companies across Scotland joined forces on social media on Giving Tuesday to encourage people to donate to Children 1st’s Give the Gift appeal.


New therapeutic facility unveiled in Inverness

Children 1st has opened a new therapeutic space for children and families in Inverness. This will greatly help the charity to further existing work supporting children living in kinship families, as well as children affected by traumatic childhood experiences. On...


activpayroll live up to their name and get “active” for Children 1st

activpayroll have been living up to their name with a range of fundraising activities for Children 1st.


Children and families to benefit from Blackcircles donation to Children 1st

More of Scotland’s vulnerable children and their families will get support to prevent and protect them from trauma, thanks to a £141K donation by Blackcircles.com to Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, Children 1st.


The Dome helps Children 1st raise a smile for Scotland’s vulnerable children

Visitors to The Dome showed their generosity last month by donating £3,580 to Children 1st. Throughout July, patrons of the iconic Edinburgh restaurant were asked to donate via a discretionary 50p on each bill. They responded with huge generosity, raising...


Young people celebrate fundraising milestone

A group of young people from West Lothian turned up to say a big thank you to housebuilder Walker Group for donating an incredible £100,000 to Children 1st over the last 20 years. The young people from Bathgate’s Chill Out...


Scots businesses raise £350,000 to support children and families over five years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 26 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £358,378 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2016/17 challenge raised £75,478. Dragons’ Glen teams celebrating raising £358,378 in five...


West Lothian youngster wants ScotRail to #VoteChildren1st

15 year old Ben Drummond has helped Children 1st by leading a pitch for Scotland’s National Children’s Charity to become ScotRail's next charity partner. Ben Drummond and Nadine Milloy, Youth Worker at COZ Ben, who is in third year at...


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