It’s now been well over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK and our entire office became virtual. Our office still remains closed, however we’ve continued to stay open throughout this period with the full team 100% working from home.
We have continued to pay our donations every Friday for virtual dress-down Fridays. Although, the dress-down clothes may have become more relaxed while working from home – with PJs, gym gear and vests all making an appearance.
Our last donation was from June to December which was a fantastic £700 which we donated to Cash For Kids, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Children’s Hospice South West.
Since then, our colleagues have raised another £500! We have decided to split these between two very worthwhile charities – CHAS and Glasgow City Mission.
Across the globe, we all face a challenge of unprecedented scale. In that regard, CHAS is neither unique nor alone. We know that the coming days, weeks and maybe even months will be increasingly hard for all and especially so for the children and families we look after. We are determined to continue to be where we are needed for those going through the darkest of times. Families like Esmée’s.
“Esmée does not see the world quite like you and me, but she does love to be under trees and lights and to see their shapes and shadows. Esmée’s favourite person in the world is her big sister, Ailsa, and her favourite thing is to laugh at funny faces, particularly if you sneeze and move your head around like an owl. We have quite a lot of ups and downs, a long list of medical appointments and several operations, with more on the way but we have received fantastic support from CHAS and Rachel House for which we are so grateful”
CHAS is known for going above and beyond for children and families, and we are doing everything in our power to continue the vital service that you make possible with your generosity and support.
More information https://www.chas.org.uk/
Glasgow City Mission
Glasgow City Mission help people affected by homelessness and poverty. They can also provide overnight accommodation for people who would otherwise sleep rough.
They work on improving their guests physical and mental health, help them access more suitable housing, support them to address their addiction issues and enable them to fulfil their potential and to flourish in their communities.
More information https://www.glasgowcitymission.com/