The beginning of each year sees Stafffinders' Charity Squad meet and choose a charity for Stafffinders to sponsor for the year. Cash for Kids Scotland was chosen for 2016, and to date we have raised £1,518.87 for this amazing cause.
Earlier in the year, West Coast staff members took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk and on the 18th September the East Coast team will be tying up their laces, filling their water bottles and walking the talk in the 12 mile Edinburgh Kiltwalk!
The Big Stroll will take the team though Easter Drylaw Park, along Lower Granton Road and around Gipsy Brae Recreation Ground before finishing up at Ravelston Sports Club.
If you would like to take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk and join the Stafffinders team as they stroll around Edinburgh, please visit http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/edinburgh/ to register.
If you would like to make a donation and support the Stafffinders team, please visit www.justgiving.com/TeamStafffinders, where you can make a donation of your choice.
Every penny you give goes directly to children in Scotland who need it most.
From everyone at Stafffinders we thank you for your donations and wish everyone doing the Edinburgh Kiltwalk good luck!
Here's some information about Cash for Kids and the children they help...
- You do not have to walk more than five miles from where you currently stand to meet a family whose lives have been touched by Cash for Kids.
- For the most vulnerable of our children, around one in five (18.6%) have been severely maltreated.
- More than one in eight children (13.4%) has experienced severe maltreatment by a parent or guardian.
- One in 14 children (6.9%) has experienced severe physical violence at the hands of an adult.
- One in 20 children (4.8%) has experienced contact sexual abuse.
- One in 10 children (9.8%) has experienced severe neglect.
- 21% of persistently poor children will have language development concerns, compared to 16% of temporarily poor children and 12% of children who avoid poverty.
- In deprived areas of Scotland 11% of pupils leave school without any qualifications, compared with 3% for the rest of Scotland.
- On average, there is a 60% gap in attainment levels between children living in low-income households and their better-off classmates at S4.
For more information on this amazing cause, and for ways that you can help, please visit http://www.cashforkids.uk.com/