Fosters Funeral Directors are ensuring over 750 vulnerable children will receive some Easter cheer by donating chocolate treats to 10 Women’s Aid refuge centres across Scotland.

Easter Bunny with lots of chocolate eggs

The centres in East & Midlothian, Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire, East Ayrshire, Monklands & District, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, West Lothian, and South Lanarkshire are all communities that Fosters is proud to serve. In addition to the Easter eggs the generous donation includes essential toiletries and nappies for the women and their children who seek refuge from domestic abuse.

Women’s Aid provide a confidential service that offers 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 charity campaigns to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the impact it has on people’s lives.

Nick McLaughlin, Managing Director of Fosters said “Donating essential toiletries, nappies, and Easter eggs to 10 Women’s Aid refuges across Scotland is just one small way that Fosters can give back to the communities that we have the privilege to serve. We hope our donation spreads some joy and brings a smile to the little ones faces when they receive their Easter Eggs.”

3 women and the Easter Bunny pose with hundreds of Easter Eggs

Geri McGuire, Senior Children and Young Persons Service from Monklands Women’s Aid, picture above with funeral arranger Angela Davidson from Fosters in Airdrie said “ We are so grateful to Foster Funeral Directors for choosing to support us again this Easter. The women, children and young people really benefit from these donations especially in the current climate where families are really struggling financially. Thanks to the kindness of people like Fosters Funeral Directors in assisting us to continue to make a difference in women, children and young people lives”.

Loraine Harris, CYP Team manager at South Lanarkshire Women’s Aid said “Having time and space to just be a child is so important for the children we work with. Easter chocolate gifts always feel special and magical and remind our families they are supported and safe. We are very grateful to Fosters for their support and I am sure our families will enjoy making happy Easter memories whilst enjoying their chocolate.” Loraine’s colleague Maureen is pictured above with Sarah at Fosters East Kilbride.

For further information on Women’s Aid please visit www.womensaid.scot