Angela Constance MSP popped in to meet staff and volunteers at River Kids ahead of their annual sale to raise funds for their charity. River Kids were formed 15 years ago and provide an excellent support network across West Lothian helping disadvantaged kids and their families, ensuring no child goes without at Christmas time, or their birthdays.
The charity currently have 9 volunteers working around the clock to prepare gifts for families who are struggling. Unfortunately they have since an increase in requests for help jump from helping over 1300 children in 2019 to over 1800 in 2020.
Commenting Ms Constance said "I have been a huge supporter of River Kids since I was first elected to Parliament in 2007. They provide a vital service to families across Almond Valley and the wider community, many of whom would miss out at Christmas time without their kindness and support. That's why I was delighted to lodge a motion of congratulations in recognition of their efforts and to outline the excellent work staff and volunteers do on a daily basis."
RIVER KIDS CHARITY SERVES WEST LOTHIAN COMMUNITY FOR 15 YEARS
That the Parliament congratulates staff and volunteers at River Kids for their support given to disadvantaged children and their families in West Lothian and the wider community; understands the Charity was founded in 2005 and have since helped thousands of disadvantaged children by providing them with opportunities to reach their full potential through educational, financial and emotional support; commends their efforts in holding an annual Toy Appeal to ensure no child is left out either at birthdays or Christmas time; thanks the efforts of everyone who volunteers for the charity, and wishes River Kids every success for their future.
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