Cash 4 Kids

First published: 1/10/19

Last Modified: 3/5/19, 10:02 AM

MFR Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity raising funds throughout the year to support children in the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire. We are a lifeline to children and families in our area. We’re working to give youngsters in our community the childhood they deserve and many have nowhere else to turn when they ask us for support.

In 2018 we supported 19,408 children. We purchase school clothing, beds and bedding, essential pieces of equipment for children who are living with a disability, deliver Christmas gifts and enable families to make special memories, pay for school trips, buy new kit for sports clubs and much, much more. As far as we are aware we’re the only grant giving charity in the area that can turn an emergency application around within 48 hours, this is crucial when a family are in crisis.

We support groups, individuals and charities but in recent years we have seen a huge increase in the amount of applications relating to families living in poverty. It’s something that none of us want to believe is happening in this area but we can see from the numerous applications we receive that it’s a reality.

Many of these families find themselves in difficult situations through no fault of their own with the children not having suitable winter clothing, going without meals, sharing beds and unable to take part in after school activities. All these things we take for granted but our help can make all the difference to these children.

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