So... this year, after something came up every time I have previously planned to celebrate a significant birthday, I vowed that nothing was going to stop me from having a big party to celebrate my 60th Birthday - particularly as it will also be my Dad, Monty Green's 90th on the same day!!

How could I have possibly predicted that this year there would be such a drastic, world and life changing impediment to the celebrations???

Those of you who know me will know that Cosgrove Care holds a very special place in my heart and that I have enjoyed every minute of my 25yrs+ involvement with this fabulous charity. Cosgrove also celebrates it's 60th Birthday this week. Therefore I have decided to raise money to help with the additional costs incurred with their magnificent response to the current pandemic and plans for future development within both the Jewish Community and wider local community.

The organisation, based at the Walton Community Care Centre in Giffnock, had planned a year of events to celebrate this important anniversary. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen Cosgrove Care take a very different approach to marking this anniversary as it has focused its energy on supporting people in the community with essential care and support through one of the most challenging periods in its history.

There have been many changes in social care and in Cosgrove, over the past six decades. However, Cosgrove continues to keep family values and a commitment to supporting the most vulnerable members of the community at the heart of everything it does. In developing a range of modern social care approaches to complement services commissioned by Health and Social Care Partnerships, Cosgrove offers a local, whole community approach to the planning and delivery of support, improving the lives of the most vulnerable in the community and engaging local people. 

Today Cosgrove is a leading Scottish Charity working across West Central Scotland with children, adults and older adults who have a range of additional needs, helping them to lead full lives within their communities, and provide support where needed within local communities.

So,  if you would like to help me celebrate my (and my Dad's) birthday please consider a donation to Cosgrove through this page!

Thanks in advance

Nicola