Thanks to Morton Fraser for supporting children through coronavirus pandemic
We are delighted that a £10k funding boost from one of the largest independent law firms in Scotland will help more families to cope through coronavirus.
The thoughtful team at Morton Fraser, law firm chose Children 1st as their charity of the year in January but with lockdown restrictions preventing their usual fundraising activities from taking place, they kindly decided to donate a lump sum of £10,000 to us immediately.
The funding will ensure that Children 1st Parentline can continue to support parents and carers throughout Scotland by offering specific help and advice about how best to support children with practical and emotional issues.
Maggie Moodie, Chair of Morton Fraser (pictured), said: “During lockdown we realised we would not be able to raise the funds for Children 1st that we would want to. We were also acutely aware that the work of Children 1st has become more, not less, urgent. Many of those most adversely affected by the current crisis are those who were already vulnerable.”
As well as supporting children and families emotionally during lockdown, our Money Advice team has also been providing help with bills and debt as well as emotional support to parents.
As the economy changes, the furlough scheme ends and lenders remove payment holidays, we will continue to be there to stop children and their families falling into poverty.
Lisa Glenday Murdoch, the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Children 1st said the money will make a huge difference to children and their families across Scotland.
She said: “This fantastic donation will help us to continue our work with families and local communities. We continue to be there for every family who needs us through Children 1st Parentline so please do get in contact over the phone, online or through webchat for help and support.”
Children 1st Parentline is there for parents and carers across Scotland needing support, with money worries or anything else that your family faces. Call 08000 28 22 33, look at the advice on our webpage or start a webchat at children1st.org.uk/parentline