Today we have more great news to share! Our Self-Management Service that supports children and young people with long-term health conditions to cope better with their illnesses has been awarded a £4,827 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
Commenting on the award Helen Forrest, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Scotland said: “We are thrilled to have received such incredible support from the Scottish Children’s Lottery towards the Self-Management Service.
“Self-management puts children and young people living with long-term health conditions back in ‘the driving seat’. It supports and encourages them to access information and to develop skills that will enable them to live their lives on their terms.
“Since 2015, the Self-Management Service has made a real difference to the lives of children and young people living with long-term health conditions. However, we haven’t achieved this alone. We continually need funding and today the Scottish Children’s Lottery grant, together with other much needed donations, means we are able to continue to deliver our service within Edinburgh and the Lothians which is such great news. We are so grateful to all those who support our charity with such great generosity.”
The Scottish Children’s Lottery was launched in October 2016 to raise money for children in Scotland, with proceeds helping to improve the lives of children right across the country and make a real difference to those who need it most.
Chance to Connect operates as a society lottery under the Scottish Children’s Lottery and supports projects working in the areas of community development and citizenship, giving young people across Scotland the chance to live in a safe, supportive and stimulating community.
Ken Barclay who is Chair of Trustees for the Scottish Children’s Lottery said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide funding to Children’s Health Scotland from the monies generated from the Scottish Children’s Lottery which was established to promote and support the development and potential of children and young people in Scotland.
“Thank you to those who play the Scottish Children’s Lottery; you are helping to support the great work that our charities undertake.”