News

20 December 2017

NWH Group #GivetheGift to Children 1st

NWH Group has agreed to partner with Scotland’s national children’s charity Children 1st, kicking off with a toy drive this Christmas as part of the festive #GivetheGift campaign.

 

Andrew Brown from The NWH Group visits Children 1st in Glasgow

 

NWH is one of more than 30 businesses who took part in the online #GivetheGift campaign, and staff have also committed to donating a gift to a child this Christmas.  

Nicola Paton, Head of Marketing for the Group, added: “We are lucky enough to have been able to support numerous charities over the years, and are pleased to announce our partnership with Children 1st, which we believe means we can make a real difference to the lives of children in need. I would encourage anyone to get involved in fundraising and or volunteering.” 

NWH Group will continue to support Children 1st throughout the year ahead by involving staff in fundraising initiatives whenever possible and collecting donations at key events on the calendar. Thirty of NWH Groups staff from Depots in Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh have already committed to Tough Mudder in June 2018.   

Barbara Kidd, Director of Fundraising at Children 1st, said:    

“Giving gifts is a big part of most peoples’ Christmas celebrations. However, while many children will enjoy opening their presents with loved ones this Christmas, many vulnerable children in Scotland will spend it dealing with the impact of trauma, neglect or abuse.  

“We’ve got fantastic support from the Scottish business community and if we all ‘Give the Gift’ this Christmas, we too can help vulnerable children in Scotland to enjoy a happier, safer and more magical childhood.”  

“It has been truly inspiring to see the response from NWH Group staff as we launch our partnership.” 

The charity helps Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and support in difficult times. It aims to prevent harm and supports survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover. For more information please visit Children's 1st website