November 9, 2018
Children’s Aid Scotland, a charity that helps raise money for young children in need, has kindly donated a new minibus to a social care charity to allow hundreds of children to enjoy days out.
Quarriers received the generous donation for its Opt-In Service, which aims to help transform the lives of vulnerable children in the city.
As one of Scotland’s leading social care charities, it provides practical care and support for children, adults and families who face challenging circumstances.
They aim to help children build the skills they require to interact in their school life and reach their full potential.
Minibus To Allow Fun Days for Kids
Quarriers requires transport for the children in order for them to participate in a range of activities which take place after school and during the holidays. Each activity is tailored to accommodate the needs of the individual child.
Visits have included craft tasks at Pollok Park, cycling trips in Loch Lomond and the younger children have been shown a fun day at nature trails and museums.
The new minibus will allow even more children to enjoy days out allowing them to make new friends and learn new skills.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Andy Williamson of Quarriers, said: “By donating a minibus to replace our old one, Children’s Aid is safeguarding the future of our outings which often represent the first opportunity many children have had to venture outside of Glasgow. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone at Children’s Aid for making this possible.
“Our group activities are vital to the programme as they bring the children we support together to enjoy experiences they wouldn’t have otherwise, broadening their horizons.
“Children are encouraged to work in teams to tackle tasks, helping them to build skills such as resilience, problem-solving and learning to compromise. All activities are fun and sociable, helping to create lasting friendships.”
Donation Provides Children with Additional Support
“We’re delighted to donate this minibus and assist with the very important work the Opt-In Service undertakes.”
The programme works across a variety of primary and secondary schools as well as nurseries, helping over 1000 children in Glasgow each year.
Teachers and key workers can refer pupils who they feel could benefit from extra support to take part in the programmes.
Children’s Aid joint chairman, David Jaffe and trustee, Tom Cromar, visited Quarriers’ Opt-In Service in Glasgow to hand over the keys of the minibus.
Delighted to be able to help, Tom said: “Children’s Aid Scotland have been keen supporters of the vital work and services that Quarriers provide over many years. We’re delighted to donate this minibus and assist with the very important work the Opt-In Service undertakes.”