Skyscanner puts Children 1st with child-friendly room in Glasgow

Staff from global travel search website Skyscanner have created a haven for children in Glasgow receiving support to recover from abuse, neglect or other traumatic experiences.

SkyscannertableThe team of volunteers drew up plans to transform a plain office into a calming, friendly and yet fun children’s room at the new offices of Scotland’s national children’s charity, Children 1st, in the city’s Academy Park.

The new room has been decorated in playful style; featuring faux grass carpeting in one section, a home area complete with play kitchen and an arts and crafts area.

Kind-hearted companies Scotwood Interiors, Eastern photocolour, Forbo Flooring, Forsyth Flooring and all supplied furnishings for the makeover.

Suzanne Watt from Skyscanner said: “As Children 1st is Skyscanner’s charity of the year, we’ve seen first-hand the enormous impact of the charity’s work. The opportunity to create a haven for young people was something our team embraced wholeheartedly. Volunteers from both our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices have been working hard to transform the space, and we’re delighted that it will be a place for children and young people to feel safe and supported."

Barbara Kidd, Head of Fundraising Development at Children 1st, said: “The transformation is sensational. The team from Skyscanner put so much thought and care into creating a really special space for the children to spend time with staff helping them recover from their traumatic experiences. We’d like to thank them and the suppliers who provided furnishings."


Left to right: Eileen Ogg, Suzanne Watt, Andrew Wilson, Hayley Smith, Lakshmi Pericherla