Children’s charity asks for help

Children’s charity Action for Children Scotland is urging people in the Borders to think about the needs of their local community over the holiday season, and support some of the area’s most vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families.

The charity is calling on people to visit and donate to support their life changing work in the Borders. The call follows research conducted by the charity earlier this year, which revealed that two thirds of Scots are not involved at all in their local community.

In Scotland almost half (46 per cent) of respondents said that they are concerned about children in their local area, but don’t have the time or resources to help. The My Action for Children website enables the public to choose exactly where and what their money goes towards, helping an Action for Children Scotland project close to home – or close to their heart.

Paul Carberry, operational director of children’s services at Action for Children, said: “We know people want to help charities and services in their own community but something stops them from taking the first step. Supporting a charity doesn’t need to be complicated – and your support means that some of the most vulnerable children and families can look forward to a brighter future ahead.”