This week Children’s Health Scotland are very grateful to be a part of the Co-op Payout Celebration, as we receive a HUGE donation of £1508.58 from the Co-op Local Community Fund.
This Fund supports projects across the UK that their members care about. When members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, a donation is made to a local cause that is chosen by the members themselves.
The generous sum donated to Children’s Health Scotland has been put towards developing our online Self-Management Service, SMS:CONNECT, and has allowed us to adapt our usual face-to-face workshops during the COVID-19 pandemic. This service is for children and young people who are living with long-term health conditions in Scotland, and allows them to take steps towards increasing their confidence and self-esteem, accessing information, and developing skills to help them to cope better with their health condition. The online service allows participants to connect at home with other children and young people with health conditions.
Commenting on the donation, Izzie Turley, Children’s Health and Wellbeing Assistant at Children’s Health Scotland said: “A huge thank you to all of the Co-op members who have contributed to this amazing donation. We are incredibly grateful to be able to use this funding to continue to deliver our excellent service for children and young people in Scotland. We are extremely proud of the service that we provide but we never forget that it’s only possible thanks to volunteers and the generosity of others.”
Our next SMS:CONNECT Programme will begin in January 2021, and is now open for referrals. For more information about the service and the online referral form, please visit the services section of our website.