PG company values are crucial in our day to day working, and giving to charity is an important part of our business. Our involvement in local and international charities is very important to us and has been since the company started.
We were keen to end 2020 by supporting 12 local charities in order to help as many as possible in the west coast of Scotland, the location of PG Paper’s headquarters.
Below is a list of charities nominated by and close to our employees’ hearts; we are delighted to contribute to their fundraising efforts on behalf of our dedicated staff.
Beatsons Cancer Charity
Beatson Cancer Charity works in close partnership with clinicians and researchers at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research to help deliver life-saving research. Beatson Cancer Charity is committed to providing significant funding and services to enhance the experience, treatment, outcomes and wellbeing of current and former cancer patients and their families in partnership with The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Erskine is a Veterans care & support charity in Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland. It provides long-term nursing, respite, dementia and end-of-life medical care for veterans of the British Armed Forces, and their families, who have settled in Scotland. Erskine care for nearly 1,000 residents each year with their care homes providing veterans with the companionship of like-minded people.
Ardgowan Hospice is the local hospice for people living in Inverclyde, each year they welcome around 1,000 local patients and their families, offering them with a huge range of support. The Ardgowan Hospice support people at the end of their life with personalised 1:1 care, they also support them, their families and carers from the moment they are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness such as cancer, heart failure, COPD and neurological conditions with qualify of life at the forefront of everything they do.
Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centre
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity with the aim of making sure nobody faces dementia alone. They have Dementia Resource Centres in 21 different locations across Scotland that provide a safe and friendly environment for people with dementia and their carers to visit and take part in a wide variety of activity groups. Their Dementia Resource Centre follow the principles of dementia friendly design and strive to create a local feel, creating a sense of homeliness to help everyone feel at ease.
i58 Project (Inverclyde foodbank)
Inverclyde Foodbank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Their foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. They provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in a crisis as they believe no one in the community should have to face going hungry.
CHAS – Children’s Hospice Association Scotland
For over 20 years CHAS – Children’s Hospice Association Scotland have been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence. CHAS are committed to supporting children and families when they need it most providing medical care, family support & emotional support.
DBS – Deafblind Scotland
For over 25 years Deafblind Scotland has been serving the Deafblind community, sustaining deafblind people’s personal and professional support networks and influencing statutory services and policy. The work they do raises the awareness of deafblindness, continually highlights the everyday challenges faced by deafblind people and makes a real difference to and for their citizens and their communities across Scotland.
Children in Poverty Inverclyde
The objective of Children in Poverty Inverclyde is to provide assistance to those children whose families face daily challenges within their key priority areas of poverty and deprivation. They believe that no child in the community should feel stigmatised or marginalised because of the impact of poverty. They will make them feel valued and empowered to participate – on an equal footing – with their more affluent peers in all opportunities available to Inverclyde’s children. By providing holidays for impoverished families in the beautiful scenic location of the Cowal Peninsula, children and families alienated from society through poverty will enjoy great facilities with recreational and outdoor activities where they will be stimulated, energised, laugh and get them interested in life.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation who provide a free and confidential service and aim to provide support to women, children and young people who are currently, or have, experienced domestic or sexual abuse. They provide refuge support for women and children who urgently need a place to stay, practical and emotional support and advice and therapeutic counselling support to move on from, or cope with, abuse.
TheGKexperience is a Youth Work Charity founded on the belief that young people are brilliant and that they all deserve the same opportunities in order to enable them to reach their potential. theGKexperience run a young leaders programme ‘The Young Team’ where young people are identified and invited to be part of an intensive period of training and self-development, whilst learning alongside others more experienced and re-employing their new found skills and confidence in local community settings, as well as team on residentials as youth workers and young leaders work together to support amazing young people facing challenges in their everyday lives.
MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy is an Inverclyde charity providing counselling and therapy service to people in Inverclyde. They are well qualified professionals with a passionate belief in the positive benefits that a therapeutic intervention can have in bringing about personal growth and development, empowering individuals and improving relationships. Their provision includes but is not limited to high quality counselling and psychotherapy; Trauma therapy, specialist adult survivor services, Perinatal mental health services for families affected, counselling training. As well as various groups and diversionary activities.
Refuweegee is a community-led charity that gives people a way to welcome and embrace those newest to arrive. They strive to ensure that people who have been forced to flee their homes arrive in Scotland to a warm welcome and some of the things that will help people feel more at home. They have provided over 5000 community-built, personal welcome packs to people all over Glasgow and across Scotland and their aim is to enable the existing community in extending the friendly welcome that Glasgow is renowned for through welcome packs, events and volunteer opportunities with the objective of making the world a nicer place to live.