The Murray Foundation has donated to a range of local charities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The crisis is hitting local charities particularly hard as they strive to provide vital services to communities across Scotland. The impact has placed a great strain on their fundraising abilities, with many planned events being cancelled or postponed.
The Murray Foundation’s donations will benefit Fresh Start, Street Soccer Scotland, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, The Erskine Hospital Edinburgh, and Cancer Support Scotland. These organisations provide a broad spectrum of crucial services within the local community and the grants will help them continue to deliver dedicated support and care throughout this extremely difficult and unprecedented time.
Fresh Start supports those moving on from homelessness into new unfurnished tenancies by providing household goods, decorating, gardening, cooking, and training opportunities. www.freshstartweb.org.uk
Street Soccer Scotland provide football-themed training and personal development to create positive change in the lives of socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland. www.streetsoccerscotland.org
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They work primarily with volunteers to provide free care to bereaved people. www.crusescotland.org.uk
Erskine Hospital Edinburgh provides dedicated care and support to elderly veterans. As the needs of the ex-Service community continues to change, Erskine is developing its services to meet the huge demand for support. www.erskine.org.uk
Cancer Support Scotland provide counselling, complementary therapy, podiatry, and stress management services to enable those affected by cancer to continue to live the most active life possible in their community. www.cancersupportscotland.org