Voluntary Action Angus has received £2,000 for their Healthy Start project from the STV Appeal 2014.
The project supports young families who are keen to learn how to cook fresh meals and lead healthier lifestyles.
Healthy Start Cafes run once a week and are a great way for parents with children under 12 months to share experiences and learn from each other.
The STV Appeal is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and young people living in poverty in Scotland. Across the country, 220,000 children live in poverty and figures from the Campaign to End Child Poverty show that in Angus it’s actually 19.8 per cent of children. Voluntary Action Angus Healthy Start project is one of the projects the STV Appeal is supporting in Angus.
Since launch in 2011, the STV Appeal has raised over £8.2 million with 297 big and small grants distributed to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 37,000 children. The money raised is distributed to provide practical help like food and warm clothes; create opportunities for training and employability; and enable social and emotional support for those who need it most.
Gary Malone, chief Eeecutive officer, Voluntary Action Angus, said: “This grant will help us deliver the Healthy Start project across Angus to provide the best possible opportunities for our parents and their children.”
Rob Woodward, STV CEO and trustee of the STV Appeal, said: “The money donated to the STV Appeal remains in Scotland and will help bring about a positive change to the lives of vulnerable children and young people on our doorstep. With the help of the extraordinary fundraising efforts taking place in communities across the country we have raised an incredible £2.6m in 2014.”