Kind-hearted young person, Katie, has raised a phenomenal £1150 to support the homeless and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Her determination to help others led her to set up a special Christmas fundraiser baking and selling delicious cakes and sweet treats, magic reindeer food and raffle tickets.
Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit, the appeal exceeded her expectations, enabling her to create packs of warm clothing and essential items for those without a home, and help fund life-changing equipment, support services and research at Scotland’s largest Children’s Hospital.
Katie, who originally set up the appeal to help the homeless, was overwhelmed by the generosity of others, and was able to split the funds raised between two charities close to her heart.
“I wanted to try and do something to help, in any way that I can. It used to be that you would see older people living on the streets, but it breaks my heart to see so many younger people now too. If I had a mansion I would give them all a home. I have a roof over my head, but so many people don’t and I want them to know there are people around then who care about them”.
Prior to Christmas, Katie made up 20 gift packs for people living on the streets of Glasgow this winter. The packs contained items of warm clothing, hot food vouchers, toiletries and a Christmas card to help bring a smile.
Last Friday, Katie was invited along to Glasgow Children’s Hospital to present a cheque for £650.09, whilst hearing and seeing first-hand the incredible work of the charity in supporting children and their families. We’d like to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Katie for the generosity she has shown in raising this incredible amount for those who need a helping hand this Christmas. Her passion and enthusiasm for making a difference saw her baking round the clock, thoughtfully gift wrapping each item, distributing around Kibble and making up the special gift boxes which were distributed in time for Christmas. A special appeal from a very special young person.
On behalf of Katie and ourselves, we’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the appeal, whether through purchasing cakes and treats, taking part in the raffle or donating warm clothing and toiletries.
With a heart of gold, drive and unwavering commitment to help others, we can’t wait to see what Katie goes on to achieve next.