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AFCCT partner with Cash for Kids to support our Partner School pupils

May 5, 2021 10:34 am Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team

 

AFCCT partnered with Cash for Kids to provide support to 36 young boys and girls who are affected by poverty.

Cash for Kids were chosen as a key partner of The Scottish Governments Winter Fund. The fund was set up to support families during the Winter period with essentials such as food, fuel, warm clothing, and mobile phone top ups. These grants were allocated to help children affected by poverty who do not meet the requirements for programmes such as free school meals.

Continuing the partnership established during our Calling Home for Christmas campaign, where we supported Cash for Kids Mission Christmas in ensuring thousands of disadvantaged kids received presents over the festive period. AFCCT recognised many of the children we work with in our Partner Schools are affected by poverty and do not have access to any additional support. We reached out one of our Partner Schools, that supports pupils and their disadvantaged families, to identify these children and help them access funding.

In total, we identified 36 children who were eligible and working with Cash for Kids, we successfully applied and secured funding to support these children who are experiencing real hardship. Their families were provided with a large food parcel as well as vouchers for a local supermarket to support themselves during these difficult and challenging times

Liz Bowie, chief executive, said:

“We have been delighted to support this wonderful initiative. Demonstrating our close partnership with Northsound’s Cash for Kids, we were pleased to play our part in distributing much needed food parcels to children that we already work with during term time. Building on the work of the Still Standing Free campaign, it was important to us to continue to support children and their families as they continue to face difficulties during the ongoing pandemic.”

Headteacher, AFCCT Partner School:

“With the help of Northsound’s Cash for Kids appeal and AFCCT, 36 of our pupils were awarded the Scottish Government Winter Fund grant. This allowed the families to spend up to £100 on essentials such as food, warm clothing and heating. After what has been a particularly hard year, this money provided some relief for our parents as well as contentment for the children. This financial support has been invaluable for our families as it has alleviated some of the current pressures.”