A message from Cosgrove’s CEO, Heather Gray
After an incredibly difficult couple of years things are finally starting to open up again and that means one thing for Cosgrove – more smiles!
Demand on our support remains incredibly high; we work 2,500 hours each week supporting 250 children and adults and their families. We are delighted to see more of the people we support back out in the world after a difficult couple of years – our staff did a fantastic job in keeping people safe, socially distanced but engaged, and supported. We are very proud of what our team of staff and volunteers have achieved.
As Scottish Government guidelines with regards to Covid-related restrictions have changed significantly over the last few months, we have been able to cautiously move forward with additional activities which have been much missed during the pandemic. We have the return of some familiar activities and some brand-new social groups which have allowed the people we support to reconnect and continue to live their lives as independently as possible; this has been very positively received.
Cosgrove’s fundraising plays an important part in ensuring that we are able to provide the best possible services and activities for the people we support and their families. Our “People First” fundraising appeal for this year has a target of £500,000, which will help us ensure that we can deliver the projects that will drive Cosgrove’s activities. The focus of the appeal is to Revitalise, Reconnect and Rebalance.
The cost of living crisis has us focusing on how we can reach out and support
vulnerable people in the Jewish community at this challenging time.
Every donation we receive from our High Festival Appeal allows us to continue
in our commitment to meeting the needs of the Jewish individuals that we support.
Wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy New Year and well over the Fast.