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 2018 Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids raised over £1.8 million for the local community, supporting over 48,000 children across East Central Scotland, Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
Our Christmas Appeal ‘Mission Christmas’ ensured that over 24,000 children living in poverty woke up to a gift from Santa Claus on Christmas day.
As a grant giving charity, we help individual children, their families, and support groups, meaning that the money raised really does help a huge variety of local projects and children.
After the success of last year’s Tour de Forth Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids are absolutely thrilled to be asked to be part of such a fun, positive, and successful event again.
In 2018, the generosity and support from participants, staff, and volunteers of Tour de Forth ensured we had £25,500 to help support more disadvantaged, sick, and disabled local children. We would love to share with you a story of one family for whom we funded the purchase of a specialised car seat earlier this year.
Matthew was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy meaning he cannot walk, talk, sit, or stand unaided. The purchase of this car seat meant that Matthew could now go on family trips with his two brothers. As you can see from his smiling face, Matthew and his family were overjoyed at their application being successful.
His mum, Katrina, said "It's made a massive difference to our lives, but also I come across many other families who are in the same situation as us and charities like Cash for Kids are just invaluable to families who have children with additional support needs."
Without your fundraising and the help of Cash for Kids Matthews mum would still be saving for the car seat, and Matthew wouldn’t be making these precious memories with his family.
This is just one example of whom, thanks to our fundraisers, we are able to help. To keep up to date with who else we’re helping and our other fundraising activities please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tour de Forth raises funds for CashforKids, a locally based charity. 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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