Kate Higgins


CHILDREN 1ST - the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children - supports families under stress, protects children from harm and neglect, helps them recover from abuse and promotes their rights and interests.
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Books for Kids for Christmas 2014

Kate Higgins

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KateHiggins1

In 2011 and 2012, you helped raise over £6000 to buy books for kids at Christmas.  Amazing.  And this year, I'd like your help to do it all again.

I asked staff at CHILDREN 1ST if they thought it was needed.  More than ever they said.  But could we not wrap the books.  Because they gather other gifts and put a wee bag of them together to give to parents. So they can wrap them up to give to their children.  Otherwise they'd have nothing to give them at all.  I'm crying just typing that.

Friends, both real and virtual, have told me why they love this fundraiser.  It reminds them of how important books were in their childhood.  How books and reading opened up choices and chances later in life.  How they cannot imagine what life would have been like without books.  And how they have loved to share the joy of reading with children of their own or that they know.

This is the gift we are giving. From Girvan to Fraserburgh, books as a gift this Christmas, opening up worlds, adventures and possibilities for children living a very different life right now.  Past years have meant children getting to own books for the first time; some children getting to replace favourite books that were left behind when they fled a violent home; and at least one child visiting a bookshop for the very first time ever.

This is what you've given and I'm hoping, will give again. Join CHILDREN 1ST resolution to give more children a happier, healthier, safer, more secure childhood. Give a tenner, gift aid it, Half goes on the book, half to CHILDREN 1ST.  It's that simple.

Thank you.


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17.12.14 Brilliant idea



13.12.14 Good luck in reaching your target, hope my wee donation helps.

12.12.14 This is a bonus I got from the BBC for "top trending" after I was on Scotland 2014 so you could say it is really a donation from the cybernats!








09.12.14 The gift of reading is a wonderful thing. I wish it for all children.

09.12.14 Sharing a story with a wee one is special. Great idea and good luck with reaching target.

09.12.14 Well done again Lass. Daisy

09.12.14 So other weans get the gift you will one day thank me for getting!

09.12.14 So other weans get the gift you will one day be grateful you got!

09.12.14 So other weans get the gift you got!

08.12.14 Great idea.

08.12.14 i enjoyed your contribution to Fountainbridge event on 2nd December. Keep up the good work!

08.12.14 A book can take you anywhere, so important for children, happy to be able to help by donating




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