Children’s charity, Cash for Kids, has benefited from a new storage facility to help keep its ‘Mission Christmas’ campaign on-target; thanks to Scotmid.
The new facility, which is expected to help store thousands of presents in the charity’s run-up to providing presents for around 20,000 children in East Central Scotland, comes following Scotmid’s response to the charity’s call-out for storage space to local businesses.
Cash for Kids moved the presents already donated for this year’s initiative into the new store near Scotmid’s head office at Newbridge earlier this month with the support of soldiers from Redford Barracks.
Ian Robertson, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Radio Forth Cash for Kids, said: “Securing the new storage facility has been a huge relief. Our need for a larger space is testament to local people and their ongoing generosity. If we had to stop taking donations due to space limitations we would have been extremely disappointed and could have meant we might not have met this year’s target.
“We are extremely grateful to Scotmid for stepping in. The unit’s proximity to the motorway network is ideal and makes distributing to children across the East Central Scotland that much easier. We look forward to welcoming more donations in the coming months.”
Maurissa Ferguson, Head of Property at Scotmid Co-operative, said: “Cash for Kids’ call for a new storage facility came at the right time, as we had space to provide and were only to happy to assist. The initiative is a cause close to the hearts of both our employees and customers with many of them donating over the years. No child should miss out on the Christmas experience and we’re delighted to have filled this need and allow the operation to continue at full speed.”