Fosters Funeral Directors have joined forces with local charities across the central belt to deliver over 500 Easter Eggs to vulnerable children in the area with an egg-cellent treat this Easter.
Among the charities supported are several Women’s Aid organisations that provide a confidential service offering vital information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. As well as supporting women and children to recover, the Women’s Aid campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on the lives of those who are or have suffered.
Becky, a spokesperson for Stirling and District Women’s Aid said, “These eggs will be given out to children living in our safe accommodation and those being supported in the community. Not only does this give the children some joy but it also reduced the financial burden for the families we support. We are so grateful to Fosters funeral directors for continuing to support us in this way.”
Sasha from Monklands Womens aid added “A child shouldn’t wake up on Easter Sunday without an egg so Fosters generosity will help ensure that this won’t happen this Easter. We thank Fosters for their ongoing support.”
Nicola from North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid said: “We are really grateful for the donation from Fosters because it will lift the spirits of the women and children that we support and let them know that someone cares, and that they matter.”
The local foodbank in Cumbernauld is also facing increased demand for its services however, due everyday essentials like energy and food rising much faster than average household incomes, less people are able to donate.
Alan Wylie, from Cumbernauld Foodbank explains “Want to give every family member that uses the foodbank an Easter Egg this year. We have seen a 66% increase in demand for our services but have seen donations fall due to the cost-of-living crisis so we are grateful for the support from Fosters in Cumbernauld not just for the Easter Egg donations but also their continued year round support.”
The Fosters Easter Bunny also dropped into Stirlingshire Crematorium to support their Easter Egg appeal for local children who may otherwise not receive any.
Fosters make it its responsibility to support great initiatives and local charities, and this is a continuation of its ongoing relationship with Women’s Aid and local food banks.
“We are delighted to provide continued support to such worthwhile causes and help some of the most vulnerable people in our society in this small way. More importantly, we want to highlight the important work they do and regret the deeply upsetting need for them to have to do it.” Nick McLaughlin, Managing Director, Fosters Funeral Directors.
For more information visit:
North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid: http://www.nlwaid.com/
Monklands Women’s Aid: http://www.monklandwomensaid.co.uk/
Stirling & District Women’s Aid: https://www.stirlingwomensaid.co.uk/
East Ayrshire Women’s Aid: https://www.eastayrshirewomensaid.org.uk/
Clackmannanshire Women’s Aid: https://www.clackswomensaid.org.uk/
Cumbernauld Food Bank: https://cumbernauld.foodbank.org.uk/