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Funding boost for children’s charity on #GivingTuesday

Posted: 30th November 2016

Children 1st has been awarded £700,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. As Scotland’s National Children’s charity, Children 1st supports children, young people and their families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood across Scotland.


The good news coincided with #GivingTuesday, which takes place on Tuesday 29 November and offers an alternative to the retail frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It encourages people, communities and organisations to do some good for charities and causes they care about.

“This is fantastic news for the charity as it’s the largest award we’ve ever received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery”, said Alison Todd, Chief Executive. “The players have definitely given us something to smile about. Their continued support will make a huge difference to the thousands of children and families we work with across Scotland.”

Since 2008, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have provided close to £5 million to support the work of Children 1st, helping improve the lives of over 70,000 children, young people and their families across Scotland.

Photo: Staff from ParentLine Scotland, Children 1st’s national helpline

L-R: Jude Wilson, Dianne Collins, Arlene Munro, Ann Jarvis, Ana De Moraes, Alan Forgie


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