Pais­ley work­ers are set to raise cash for cot death char­ity

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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@ scot­tish­cot­ 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

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