News archive for 2020

Partnership between Children 1st and Glasgow Airport takes off!

Children 1st has been chosen as Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity for 2019.


Companies help ‘Give A Smile Back’ on #GivingTuesday

Companies across Scotland came together on social media to show their support for Children 1st’s Give A Smile Back campaign on Giving Tuesday (27 November).


Scottish FA announce charity partnership with Children 1st

The Scottish FA are pleased to announce a new partnership with Children 1st.


Faithful+Gould staff wade through the mud to fundraising success!

A team from property company Faithful+Gould battled torrential rain and testing obstacles at the recent Tough Mudder challenge event at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, raising over £500 for Scotland’s national children’s charity. Faithful+Gould’s Edinburgh Office Manager Katrina Mason, who headed...


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...


The difference between living and surviving

Anna O'Reilly, Assistant Director, writes about the impact of sexual abuse on adult survivors who didn't receive the right help as children. In Children 1st we have the privilege to get to know and support many adults who experienced sexual...


My Hopes for Children in the Year of Young People

In this guest blog, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Maree Todd writes about her hopes for children in the Year of Young People 2018. From touring Fife in a minibus on a children’s rights road trip with Members of...


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.


‘Smacking ban’ or Equal Protection? Sorting the myths from the facts

There has been no shortage of commentary about the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will ensure John Finnie’s proposed Member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault becomes law. While much of the media coverage has been supportive, some...