Morton Fraser donates £10,000 to Children 1st
Morton Fraser has donated £10,000 to Scotland’s national children’s charity, Children 1st, to ensure its Parentline service can continue to serve parents and carers throughout Scotland.
Parentline offers specific help and advice about how best to support children with practical and emotional issues. It has supported hundreds of families throughout lockdown as calls soared and traffic to the charity’s web pages quadrupled.
Maggie Moodie, chair of Morton Fraser, said: “During lockdown we realised we would not be able to raise the funds for Children 1st that we would want to. We were also acutely aware that the work of Children 1st has become more, not less, urgent. Many of those most adversely affected by the current crisis are those who were already vulnerable.”
Head of philanthropy and partnerships at Children 1st, Lisa Glenday Murdoch, said: “This fantastic donation will help us to continue our work with families and local communities to protect children from harm and to support children to recover from trauma and abuse.
“We continue to be there for every family who needs us through Children 1st Parentline so please do get in contact over the phone, online or through webchat for help and support.”