Glasgow based debt advice firms, Creditfix and Carrington Dean have pledged their support to Shelter and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, with a raft of fundraising activities planned for 2019.
Each year, 173,000 babies, children and young people are treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Through its partnership with Carrington Dean, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity will be able to enhance medical equipment, projects and services at the children’s hospital to give young patients and their families the extra special care they deserve.
Shelter offers advice and legal services for those living in poverty or suffering with homelessness. The money raised from the fundraising by Creditfix will enable the charity to reach more children and families in need of help, offering the advice they need to get back on their feet and into a better household.
Kirsten Sinclair, chief operating officer at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said: “Thanks to wonderful supporters like Carrington Dean, we are able to ensure that the 173,000 babies, children and young people treated each year at Scotland’s biggest children’s hospital receive the best possible care. We are delighted to have been chosen as Carrington Dean’s charity partner for 2019 and look forward to an exciting year of fundraising and volunteering with the team.”
Georgia Ramplin, regional community fundraiser for Shelter, Glasgow said: “Shelter are so excited to be supported by Creditfix during 2019. The money raised by Creditfix will help to fund the housing advice and support that we are providing to people across the UK who are experiencing housing issues or are affected by homelessness. We’re looking forward to supporting them through their year of fundraising!”
Creditfix, the UK’s largest insolvency practice which also owns Carrington Dean help thousands of individuals each year battle their debt issues and regain control over their finances.
£11,644 was raised for the firm’s partner charity last year, doubled to £23,288 by the firm for The Mental Health Foundation after fundraising throughout the year, which included hill climbs, a football and golf tournament; bake sales and entrants in The Great Scottish Run.
Paul Mason, CEO of Creditfix, added:
“In our line of work, we meet thousands of families in vulnerable positions, and we understand how circumstances like injuries, long-term illnesses and poor housing can put more pressure on people financially. We want to support everyone experiencing difficulties by helping them receive the best care they can.”