Space mission gets launch at St Bride’s
A parishioner at St Bride’s Church is appealing for unwanted clothes and items for children.
Fiona White has set up Space (Supporting Parents And Children Everywhere) with the aim of getting both used and new clothes to youngsters that desperately need them.
Fiona, who works as a teaching assistant in the East End of Glasgow, held her first collection at St Bride’s recently, with clothes being distributed to families with help from the Cardinal Winning Pro Life Initiative.
In the future Fiona hopes that she will be able to distribute the clothes to families as and when they are needed.
She said: “After my marriage broke up nine years ago I was really struggling and it was folk at St Bride’s that helped me and my children.
“Folk were always so generous when I was struggling. I thought to myself that I’d been lucky and people had been helping me so I’ve always wanted to pay it forward.
“So I said to my husband this year that I wanted to do something and I think he thought I was mental.
“I went to Father Morton and we’ve got one of the church basements and the church hall to use for the clothes collections.
“We got the word out at St Bride’s and the response was fantastic.”
Fiona now lives in Carmyle but previously lived in Cambuslang for over 10 years.
She added: “It’s just a way of giving back. I work at a school in the East End and you see families there who don’t have anyone to help them and hopefully we can do that with Space.
“It’s going to work through a referral basis, where we’ll hear about people and hopefully be able to help, so we might hear about a six-year-old and we’ll rally round.
“I’ll try and source it for them and we’ll look at things other than clothes like buggies, high chairs or toys.
“We got an awful lot of stuff. We have two huge boxes and we’ve picked up another couple of lots.
“We’re in the process of sorting out a second collection
“We’ll be looking at helping newborns to 12-year-olds.”
For more information visit Facebook.com and search for Space Family Group.
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