Care Initiative, a new charity project launched by the Trades
House of Glasgow that has its sites set on raising £3 million in
the next five years, is to benefit from the organisation's annual
Big Lunch. It will take place in the Glasgow Marriott Hotel,
12noon on 20 May 2016.
Trades House Deacon Convener Ruth Maltman and the Deacons who
head up the organisation's 14 Incorporated Crafts, have made the
Kinship Care Initiative the chosen charity for key fundraising
activities during their year in office.
"The Kinship Care Initiative is the first charity of its kind in
Scotland, and I'm delighted that it is on course for reaching its
initial target of £70,000 this spring 2016," said Deacon Convener
"The project is about providing children and young people in
kinship care with opportunities that nurture their talent, develop
their skills, build character and help expand their horizons.
"These are young people who are looked after by their extended
family as, sadly, their parents are unable to do so for a variety
of reasons. We know we have at least 2,000 such children in Glasgow
who have often had to live through very difficult and stressful
situations. I'm very glad that we are actively helping these young
people develop into confident and capable young adults.
"That's why we are using our Big Lunch event this year to call
upon the generosity of our supporters and help make it a great
success for the Kinship Care Initiative, through sponsorship,
buying tickets and donating to our auction and raffle."
Actor, playwright and jazz musician, Dave Anderson, will compere
the Big Lunch, which will include musical entertainment plus an
auction and raffle to help boost funds. Tickets priced at £50 per
head are available from the Trades House office by tel: 0141 553
1605 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.