Scottish charities you should know

There are many Scottish charities that help the most vulnerable communities. In fact, 11.8% of all UK charitable donations come from Scotland. Charities help in many different ways, but what they all have in common is that they bring together people who care about the same social cause. Below you can find an overview of a few Scottish charities that are worth knowing.   Hearts and Minds   Hearts and Minds is a charity that uses the art of therapeutic clowning to bring a smile to the lives of children and elderly in need. They work with paediatric healthcare units, care homes, and special-needs schools. Their goal is to help people deal with a difficult life in hospitals, or hospices. They also support those living with dementia. Their slogan is ‘Improving lives one smile at a time’.   Pancreatic Cancer Scotland Action  The charity aims to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates by ensuring that patients get diagnosed in time for the surgery. They say that if everyone was diagnosed early, everyone would get a chance to survive pancreatic cancer. They also improve the lives of those living with the disease and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and its symptoms.   Sacro  Sacro wants to make Scotland a more secure place by offering conflict resolution services and reduce reoffending rates. They work with victims, as well as perpetrators of crimes. They challenge those who engage in violence, empower them, and promote the idea that everyone deserves respect. Sacro has been working in the field for over 40 years and is a Scotland-wide organisation.   Smart Works  Smart Works provide women with free clothes and job interview training to support them in the job search. The charity has a team of volunteer stylists who create professional outfits for women. After the job interview, women can keep all the clothes and accessories. Women are also given access to coaching sessions, during which they learn about their personal strengths, and find out what the interview process looks like. Smart Works make women feel more confident during their interview …

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Using these websites contributes to charity, eco friendly clicking at no cost  With the introduction of contactless payments, online donations grew by a large 9.2% in 2018, says Blackbaud Institute’s Charitable Giving report., and with social isolation leaving us all stuck at home, it is simple curiosity what effect it has had this year.  But if you’re looking for a …

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Social Dis-Dancing: Moving Towards a Cure

Social Dis-Dancing: Moving Towards a Cure  The pandemic hasn’t managed to halt all freedom of movement. As International Dance Day (29th April) approaches, an annual UNESCO-supported event which works to recognise the significance of dance’s social and educational impact, it seems appropriate to reflect on how the role of the performing arts has evolved in the last 12 months.   It’s reported that symptoms of depression, …

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Cursed Foods

We all have our individual quirks and things that make us unique. These should be cherished as they make us who we are. These can take form in our vocabulary, habits, actions, and even our diets. One of my quirks is dipping my McDonald’s chips into my strawberry milkshake, but I feel this is actually …

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Another Cro-DAY in Lockdown

ONE-DAY-A-WEEK CROTCHET PATTERNS TO BEAT LOCKDOWN BOREDOM  Crotchet is an excellent way to keep the hands busy whilst binging Netflix, or any other way you’re whiling away the hours of isolation. Also, you can make yourselves some incredible, hand-made items ranging from clothes to scarves to  plushies!  A Crotchet Beanie   Beginner Friendly   1.5 Hours   Perfect for the winter …

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