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Christmas saved for families

Jane
06.12.2017 - 15:53

‘Our staff are being Santa’s Elves this week delivering masses of amazing presents and Christmas hampers to families who wouldn’t otherwise be getting much this year, ’ says Paula Swanston Manager at Home Link Family Support

Home link Family Support identified 70 children of  Edinburgh and Midlothian families who were dealing with finances, homelessness and low wages and would struggle to provide presents for their children. Scott-MonCrieff partnered with charity Freshstart and also Forth One’s Mission Christmas provided a deluge of wonderful presents that are being distributed this week.

Scott-Moncreiff’s staff volunteer to go shopping for a family with brief details of the ages and stages of the children.  We deliver the presents along with all the sellotape and xmas paper so the parents get the fun of wrapping up their child’s gifts ready for Christmas morning.

Fresh Start also provide hampers of food to help a family stretch their budget at this expensive time of year.

 “Thanks for the gifts, I hadn’t started yet and was worried because I’ve no money. So knowing I’ve now got something has helped me loads – at least the kids will now have something to open. Thanks a bunch – and Merry Christmas.” Dalkeith Mum

Home Link Family Support  is a charity aiming to give children the best start in life in Edinburgh and Midlothian  0131 667 0890  www.homelinkfamilysupport.org

Freshstart is a Charity helping people make a home for themselves, Tel: 0131 476 7741 http://www.freshstartweb.org.uk

Scott-Moncrieff, Business Advisers and Accountants, www.scott-moncrieff.com

 

 

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Sponsor Sean for a year of Marathons

Jane
06.12.2017 - 14:51

I'll run Marathon a month for a year says Sean.

Sean Ferguson is going to be 50 in 2019 so to celebrate he's decided to do some serious charity fundraising for Home Link by running a marathon every month for a year. 


That's 12 marathons! 


Sean's generously included us in the fundraising.
If you would like to donate https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/seanferguson1

The runs are:
2018
24th March - Kielder Dark Skies
29th April - Stirling
27th May - Edinburgh
10th June - Strathearn
15th July - Dundee
5th August - Gloucester City Marathon
23rd September - Loch Ness
14th October - Yorkshire Marathon
10th November - Gower Coastal (nr Swansea)
9th December - 26.2 mile free run (this one takes in Dalgety Bay/Dunfermline/Forth Road Bridge & Edinburgh)

2019
13th January - 26.2 mile free run (Loch Leven and around Fife)
14th February - Northumberland Coastal
30th March - Glasgow to Edinburgh 55 mile Ultra Marathon.

We think you are probably a little crazy, but thanks so much Sean and Good Luck from all of us at Home Link

Quality Improvement Award Winners

Jane
29.11.2017 - 15:00

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Congratulations to the Midlothian team again! Together with Midlothian Sure start, we have won the Quality Improvement Awards for Co-Production with Families for the Lawfield Community Project Partnership. What a great achievement!

Check out “QI Awards 2017 WINNER Co-Production with Families - Midlothian Sure Start” from Children and Families on the Vimeo link below.

https://vimeo.com/244061901

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