Balhousie Care Group to help keep children warm this winter

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Staff and residents at Balhousie Care Group, a leading Scottish care provider with 25 residential care homes across the North East, have been gathering children’s new and second hand winter clothes to donate to Bedrock’s Cosy Kids Campaign. Organisers are collecting the donations at Balhousie HQ in Perth at 2.00pm on Wednesday 2nd December.

 Highlighting that their care extends to all ages, the generous donations, including winter jackets, hats and cosy socks for young infant’s right up to eight year olds, will be presented to Kirsty Douglas, Operations Director of the charity Bedrock, by senior staff from Balhousie Care Group.

Louise Barnett, Director of Operations, Balhousie Care Group commented:

“We’ve had a great response from staff, friends, relatives and even residents wanting to get involved in this fantastic cause. We’ve put together a great collection of cosy clothes, which will benefit many local children, and I’m thrilled by the fantastic effort from everyone at Balhousie.”

1 in 5 children in Scotland live in poverty, with as many as 14% living without a winter jacket, therefore donations from the public are vital at making sure children stay warm throughout the winter months.

Kirsty Douglas, Operations Director of the charity Bedrock also added:

“Creating a safe and secure environment which allows children to play outside is invaluable and wrapping up warm in the winter months is equally as important, but some children just don’t have the necessary clothing to do so. The Cosy Kids Campaign has been a great success, with many local businesses participating, and the donations from Balhousie will go a long way, we really do appreciate every last hat!”