hub West Scotland launch the Christmas appeal to provide Glasgow children living in poverty with warm winter jackets

 As temperatures begin to plummet, it is hard to imagine children in Glasgow going without winter jackets to keep them warm in the freezing months to come. However, in reality one in three are currently living in poverty in Glasgow.

Scottish Government figures state there are 240,000 children living in poverty in Scotland. Glasgow has significantly high levels of child poverty, with one in three children living in poverty.

This winter, we are once again launching our Christmas Winter Warmer Appeal, with our charity partner PEEK, (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid), a charity which works to improve the life chances of children and young people living in the Glasgow area.

 We had great response to the appeal last year from everyone on our supply chain, donating over 220 jackets, wellington boots and selection boxes to PEEK. This year we are asking for your help and the help from companies in the construction industry as a whole to make their appeal even bigger, please spread the appeal to your supply chain, so together, as an industry, we can provide even more children with the winter jackets and wellington boots they desperately need.

 Michaela Collins, CEO of PEEK said: “We’re delighted to hear hub West Scotland are launching their Winter Warmer Appeal again this year. This appeal makes a real difference to children in the local area. Every day we hear from families struggling with the challenges of living in poverty and children who are not getting equal chances as their peers. It is generous appeals like this that make our work possible, the donated warm jackets and foot wear will allow children to enjoy the magic of play over the winter.”

How to Donate
Donations of children’s winter jackets and wellington boots are required for age 2 – 16 years.
If your company would like to contribute, please drop off your donation, including your company name, to our office at 6th Floor, Merchant Exchange, 20 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG by Thursday 28th November.

Social Media
To support the appeal on social media please use #winterwarmer.
hWS are working in partnership with Project Scotland to launch the appeal and provide progress updates during the month of November.
We will share all photos for each company to use on their own social media as the appeal progresses.