We were honoured to be presented with the The Queens Award to Voluntary Service in April 2023 by the Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire Colonel Peter T.McCarthy with Provost McKenzie in attendance and many of our generous contributors.
This prestigious award is the charity equivalent of the MBE.
Baxterstorey staff present over 80 toys to us from staff at Nat West Mortgage Centre in Greenock. Grateful thanks to manager Gosia,
Fiona and Pamela, for their promotion of our charity in the Centre.
Margaret Sneddon, a great friend and supporter of our charity ispresented with the Senior Charity
Champion 2023 award in recognition of her generous charitable work across our community.
Local business man John Laird and his wife Michelle who are prolific benefactors to our charity
present a cheque for £3500 to trustee George Wall.Provost
Former Provost Ciano Rebecchi presents a cheque for £5000 from Nan's Foundation in New York.
The Foundation was set up by Nan's son Bill in her memory to alleviate poverty on local children.
Nan never forgot her roots despite living in New York for many years and took a keen interest regularly
in providing generous contributions across Inverclyde.
A Paul Harris Fellowship is a prestigious Rotary award, the highest accolade that Rotary can present to honour those
local people it deems to have given outstanding service to the community, seen here with Robert Wilson
BluMarine Managing Director Craig McCoo presenting his company's magnificent donation of £8000 for
childrens Christmas gifts,pantomime and Santa's Grotto & Carnival visits along with a Christmas
Spectacular Party at Elev8 in Greenock.
Craig's compassionate generosity reached out to over 400 children who enjoyed a magical Christmas.
Managing Director Robert MacDonald of Succession Wealth in Gourock with a magnificent personal
donation of £1500 matched by the Succession Wealth Group for a wonderful amount of £3000 which
will assist with costs for approx.
180 local children as our holiday guests in July 2023.
Reverend David Burt of Old Gourock & Ashton Church handed over a wonderful collection of toys
and gifts from the members to distribute locally for Christmas.
OGAC continue their truly great engagement with us in the community year on year.
Inverclyde Community Fund's magnificent £2000 grant enabled the purchase of 180 jackets to keep
children warm on winter days.
They were distributed to social care and selected nurseries locally.
St Columba's Junior School Kilmacolm pupils present a superb total of 150 gifts for local children at
Christmas for the fifth successive year.
A truly marvelous contribution for the JS to make Christmas a special day for many local children.
SCORES of families who are struggling with life in lockdown received vital support from us courtesy of the STV Children’s Appeal at Christmas 2020 with issue of F&F and Morrison food vouchers each valued at £50 along with infant clothing.
Children in Poverty Inverclyde received £3,600 through the STV Winter Fund and put the money to good use immediately.
Pat Burke and George Wall, Trustees from CIPI enlisted the help of local councillor Tommy McVey whose ward comprises of high unemployment and deprivation along with several nurseries and health nurses to identify the families most in need of help.
A total of 36 families were each gifted £100, in the form of £50 in Morrisons vouchers and £50 in Tesco F&F clothing vouchers.
STV Winter Fund donations-health visitors Inverclyde.
STV Winter Fund award St.Francis Nursery PG
STV Winter Fund Award Lady Alice School donations.
Bluebird Nursery donations STV Winter Fund
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.
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.
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.
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
A great big thanks for a generous donation, from two very warm hearted young girls from Inverkip, Eva and Roisin, who very kindly donated £70 that they collected, and gave to our worthy cause.
The STV Childrens Appeal were kind enough to share video footage of a story regarding a family that was recently helped by our own charity "Children In Poverty Inverclyde"
It's a touching video, showing how our donors and patrons, really do make positive changes to children and families in real life.
This heartwarming footage brings to life the actual outcomes of our continual strife to alleviate poverty and its effects on our children here in Inverclyde.
Again, we thank everyone, who have in any small way contributed to this great cause, and giving our local children, much needed, special happy memories, in their young lives.
You can view the video by clicking on the image below. Thanks again.
You can Donate via ourJustGiving account, which is a seamless easy and secure way to help the charity. Any amount is most welcome, and as you can see from the video, it does bring about real changes to families, who could be helped by our cause. Just click on the JustGiving logo below to donate and you will be taken to the secure JustGiving website.
Our trustee Seumas Lamb was greeted warmly by Webhelp Greenock Engagement Ambassadors Grant McManus and Brian Wilkinson on his visit yesterday where he accepted a huge donation of Easter Eggs and £50 cash.
Wonderful gesture by Webhelp. Our thanks to all who contributed'.
10 April 2019