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Thursday, 30 January 2020 15:54

Recent Donations Update

We wanted to create a short article in our News section, to update all concerned, regarding the ongoing, amazing support we have, from our Patrons, Sponsors, Charitable Organisations, Personal Donations etc., etc., all of which is immensly appreciated, to help our continual fight against poverty, especially when seen affecting children, right here in Inverclyde.

The recently published figures from SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation), highlights the abysmal poverty seen right here in Inverclyde (most notable Greenock Town Centre)

This serves to strengthen our resolve, to help in any way we can, to alleviate the poverty experienced by far too many families and children in our local community.
Thankfully, the ongoing generosity of all is helping, and it's so encouraging to report to you on the good news, of most recent contributions from all concerned, and hopefully later, we will have some photos and background stories to share.

The Post Office sorting office had a charity collection at Christmas accruing £300, and they most generously donated £100 of the sum to "Children In Poverty Inverclyde" (CIPI), the remainder going to other deserving causes. We are so grateful that they considered our charity, and included us in their most welcome contribution.
Our very own MSP, Stuart McMillan has received a £150 cheque for CIPI, courtesy of Comres, a research study group, who offset remuneration to a selected charity by interviewee.

The O2 store in Oak Mall recently held a band night to raise funds, A Gourock BB quiz night in March and GWRFC Ladies XV, are just some of the various fundraisers who's benevolence and kindness are helping to offset some of the dreadful poverty in Inverclyde, and shine some hope on an community that otherwise finds itself suffering from unnecessary hardship and scarcity of basic necessities.
The great news is, that the recent donations will have a genuine positive impact on those hit hardest, and will book holidays for a further 20 local children and parents, add to this the 22 holiday home accommodations already booked and paid, for first week of summer holidays (estimated 70 children), by previous donations, including a very generous amount of nearly £1,400, accrued and donated by JG DONATE in period mid October to Christmas.

A quick visit to our JustGiving page, demonstrates the many people and groups, who are actively sponsoring and donating to our most worthy cause. The list is too long to mention all of these unsung heroes, but we appreciate every single one of them for their kindness, thoughtfullnes and altruism, toward our own members of our community, who are in need.

We can then appreciate, that Inverclyde still has a fabulous, caring community, that cares about others who are not as fortunate, through no fault of their own.
The struggle is of course ongoing, and if you, your friends, your company or your organisation, can help, or even simply spread the word, we would be eternally grateful, and remember, all contributions help, no matter how small, and in real life do make a positive difference. If you wish to consider donating, please visit our Donate Page for further information by clicking HERE


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Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:36

Sainsbury's Customer Donations

Staff from Sainsbury's Gourock Store, hand over store customer donations to HSCP staff, for local families.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:32

Songbirds Singing Xmas Gifts

Great donations from the childrens' & parents of Songbirds Singing, to our Christmas Appeal .

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:28

Succession Wealth Donations

Robert Macdonald of Succession Wealth (Gourock) and Glasgow office, pictured here with fantastic gift donation.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:24

St Columba's donation

St Columba's Junior School pupils, pictured here, with a magnificent huge donation of amazing gifts.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:56

Co-op stores donation

         A  donation of childrens gloves, hats,selection boxes, etc from Co-op stores in Eldon Street, Greenock

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:52

Greenock Wanderers Ladies Donation

GWRFC Ladies Day- A Wonderful donation of toys, from the Greenock Wanderers Ladies and members.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:49

Ashton Church Toys Donations

Jim Hempsey of Old Gourock and Ashton Church with huge donations of toys from Church members.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:41

New Look Gift Donations

Staff from "New Look" in Greenock's Oak Mall Shopping Centre, seen here, handing over staff collections of gift donations.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:37

Gift donations for local families

Susanne and Lesley, Social Care staff, take gifts donations to distribute to local families.

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Children in Poverty Inverclyde is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation under the Charities and Trustee (Scotland) Act 2005.

Our charity number is SC044563.

Pat Burke (Chairman)

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