The project was funded by Craigshill Community Choices fund, and allowed us to support the community during a time when rising energy bills and the cost of living was really biting hard. We provided 175 packs (between November 2022-Spring 2023) to young people allowing them to stay warm whilst at home and when out and about. Packs included an oodie/fleece/zipper, cosy socks, warm jacket, wellies, and hat/gloves/scarf.

Referrals were made through Schools, Housing Associations, Youth Action Project, Women’s Aid and Health Visitors working with families in Craigshill. Here are a few feedback comments that help demonstrated the impact of this project:

“Having seen the recent struggles that parents are having due to cost-of-living crisis, this project came at the right time and fulfilled all needs. Having the most basic items enabled the parents to feel valued knowing that their child is safe, warm and happy. It also relieved some stress and anxieties from the parents as it kept their child warm during the cold spells, without having an another expense of heating bills.”

“Helped one young boy to socialise with his friends and play outside. It also imroved his confidence as he felt good in himself and he was not embarrassed as he had very little winter clothing. The smile on his face was priceless.”

“The parent was so thankful about receiving your pack that she was crying as she felt a weight had been lifted off her shoulders. Not being able to provide clothing for her child was causing her so much stress.”

“Great service that helped many families in 2022 in this area who may have gone without.”

“I just want to thank you immensely, what an absolute lifeline you have provided.”

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