News archive for April 2020

The Big Give Christmas Challenge – double your donations

We’re delighted to announce that you can make double the difference to children and families in desperate need across Scotland next week.


Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie backs the Banchory Bangle

Scottish actor Rose Leslie has pledged her support to the Banchory Bangle – an annual fundraising raffle in aid of Children 1st.


Barclays donates £100k to support children and families in Scotland

Children 1st has received £100,000 from the Barclays 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme.


Trustees Week – Caroline Gilchrist on why she loves volunteering with Children 1st.

To celebrate Trustee Week – an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do by volunteering their time to support charities – we spoke to Children 1st Trustee Caroline Gilchrist.


November news for corporate partners

The November update from the fundraising team about what's happening at Children 1st and how you can get involved.


Children 1st Parentline – supporting families every step of the way

In this blog, Children 1st Parentline’s Ann Jarvis reassures parents that there are alternative ways to approach childrens’ behaviour when things get fraught.


Thanks to Computershare for supporting children and families through coronavirus pandemic

We are delighted that a funding boost from the UK’s largest third-party mortgage servicer will help more families to cope through coronavirus.


Creative Kin – a project with Starcatchers bringing together artists and kinship families

Two new team members join Starcatchers this month to develop Creative Kin, a three-year project bringing together artists and kinship families in North Ayrshire – and we’re delighted to be part of it.


October news for corporate partners

This month's update from the fundraising team about what's happening at Children 1st and how you can get involved.


One year on - the campaign that led Scotland to end the physical punishment of children in law

First published in the Herald last year, our Chief Executive Mary Glasgow reflects on the cracking campaign that led to Scotland becoming the first country in the UK to end the physical punishment of children in law, exactly a year ago today.


Children 1st joins Food Facts Friends in supporting families at new Midlothian community hub

A new community hub to support children and families has opened in Midlothian - and we’re delighted to be one of the key partners in this lifeline project. The Food Facts Friends Community Hub was officially opened in Penicuik last...


Determined dad is going the extra mile to support children and families

A determined Wishaw dad is going the extra mile to support children and families across Scotland.