New charity partners announced
Wednesday, 17th April 2013
This year colleagues in our Edinburgh offices will be supporting Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP), a charity which helps to support children and groups of families to express and share the feelings, anxieties and horror of having a child with a life threatening illness.
Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is the only charity in Scotland which provides hospice care specifically catered to children with life shortening conditions. CHAS runs Scotland's only two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. They also have a CHAS at Home service which support families across Scotland within their own homes when they need it most. CHAS supports 340 families every year, providing a place where they can come to be together and relax throughout the child's journey of care.
This year our colleagues in Newcastle have chosen to support Gateshead Crossroads Care, a charity set up to offer advice, support and respite to young carers living in the area. The children helped by the charity often have to cope with lots of additional stress and are isolated from their peers as they have to give up their time to care for someone who often suffers from a disability, chronic condition or addiction. Crossroads Care offers them a place to meet other children in the same situation, helps them with advice and advocacy and arranges fun activities and trips for them to provide respite from their home lives.
Last year we joined forces with the Financial Education Partnership (FEP) to run workshops in schools throughout Scotland teaching young people how to manage their money. We will use our skills, resources, and expertise to help improve the financial capability of our customers. This is a key priority for our customers, especially during the current economic climate. It is also vital to our success as a business that our customers are equipped with the ability to make informed financial decisions.