Paisley workers are set to raise cash for cot death charity
A charity investigating the causes of cot death will be supported by a Paisley superstore this year.
Staff at Marks and Spencer have chosen The Scottish Cot Death trust as their charity partnership, and hope to raise thousands of pounds.
A series of events are planned for inside the Paisley Centre based shop throughout the year.
Naomi Browning, sectioning co-ordinator and planning champion for M&S Paisley said:“Last year we managed to raise a significant amount for our chosen charity, Callum’s Cabin, and we hope to be able to do the same again for the Scottish Cot Death Trust. Our aim is to raise at least £5,000 for the cause.
The trust is a small organisation, covering the whole of Scotland, and is the only charity dealing with the issue of cot death in Scotland.
A baby dies every nine days in Scotland, and the majority of families will never find out why.
The trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland trying to find the answer through funding research.
They also provide a wide range of support for bereaved families and educate the public and professionals about cot death and how to reduce the risks.
Lynne Mackenzie, community fundraiser at The Scottish Cot Death Trust explained:“We are a small charity with not a lot of volunteers, so it’s really good to have local support to raise awareness and get more people involved.
“We are looking for the support of the community to help out with some planned bag packing events which will take place over the next few months, the first of which will be on Saturday, July, 8.
“So if you have a couple of hours to spare between 10am and 3pm, and would like to help out a worthwhile cause then please contact the Trust offices.”
Contact The Scottish Cot Death Trust by emailing contact@ scottishcotdeathtrust.org or telephone 0141 357 3946.
Charity partnership Paisley staff are supporting The Scottish Cot Death Trust with a year of fundraising for the good cause