Scotland's largest International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), Mercy Corps is powered by a shared belief that a better world is possible. With our European Headquarters based in Edinburgh, we help people recover and rebuild from crisis in more than 40 countries.
Poverty. Conflict. Disaster. Mercy Corps continues to respond to urgent needs and staying beyond the disaster to bring lasting change.
In a World of touch challenges, we see opportunity. We see a chance to create sustainable and transformative change. We connect people with the resources they need to not just survive, but to thrive.
In the past year, we have reached 30 million people world-wide with the help our supporters. We helped:
- Parents feed their children
- Families grow more food
- Young people gain employment
- Communities recover after disaster
- People start or expand their businesses.
From Nepal to Niger, Sudan to Syria, Uganda to Ukraine – Mercy Corps gives families a hand up, not just a handout. Join us!
Cash for Kids
- All the money is spent right here in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
- We support all children who need our help whether they are sick, disabled or living in poverty.
In 2015 Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids raised over £1.2 million for the local community, supporting nearly 21,000 children across East Central Scotland, Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
Our Christmas Appeal donated over £800,000 worth of toys and helped 14,221 children living in poverty who would not normally receive a gift from Santa Claus.
It is thanks to the generosity of our listeners and our corporate sponsors that we can help so many.
Our target for 2016 is £1,300,000.
Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids are absolutely thrilled to be one of the selected charity partners for Tour de Forth. By receiving this incredible donation of £21,000 from the June 2016 sportive, we have been able to help local children reach their individual potential. We have been able to help children like Rocco, unfortunately he was born 4 months premature and has a very rare form of cerebral palsy. Last year Rocco had to go through a series of operations including a double hip replacement. Throughout Rocco’s treatment it became apparent that a specialised adapted trike would greatly aid him in his physical development. However, this trike is not something the NHS can provide and its cost is way out of the family’s financial capabilities. Can you imagine knowing that there is a piece of equipment out there that might one day enable your child to walk but not have the means to get him it? Well that’s the core of what we do at Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids. I’m delighted to say that with thanks to our supporters, like Tour de Forth, we were able to provide Rocco’s family with a grant of £4,000 to get him his very own trike.
Tour de Forth raises funds for Mercy Corps and CashforKids, two locally based charities. All donations are much appreciated - if you would like to help raise funds or just donate, please go to our site at EverydayHero.
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