Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation with our European Headquarters in Edinburgh. Powered by the belief that a better world is possible, we empower people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
Our teams live and work in more than 40 countries around the world, where we bring big ideas and bold action together with local insights to create breakthrough solutions that tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges.
For the refugee who dreams of rebuilding her country, for the mother who wants a healthy future for her children — for the millions of people filled with the power of possibility — Mercy Corps connects them to the resources and opportunities they need to build better, stronger lives.
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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