Life is sometimes incredibly tough on people and I heard yesterday about a family whose house burned down destroying everything. There are 9 children in this family and now, just weeks before Christmas, they have nothing.
I'm going to cut and paste the message I saw on Facebook and urge you all to do what you can to help ease the dreadful time they're having. There is a number to call if you have things to donate but if you have any difficulty let me know and I'll do what I can to help you get things to them.
So, the message:
Quarriers Family Centre in Ruchazie, East Glasgow, have an urgent appeal. They are currently working with a family with nine children who were involved in a house fire yesterday (10 December).
All of the family are okay, however the fire has destroyed everything so as well as being homeless they don’t have any clothes, shoes or belongings. First and foremost we are asking people if they can donate clothes and shoes
We appreciate any donations of this nature, however we're specifically looking for the following:
Boy aged 5-7 needs clothes and shoes size kids 9
Boy aged 7-8 needs trousers (size 8-9 years) and shoes size kids 12
Girl age 11 needs a warm coat. Hat, gloves and scarf would also be appreciated. She also needs shoes size 3.
Girl Age 13 needs shoes size 4.
Girl size 10 needs shoes size 6.
Girl size 14 needs shoes size 5.
Teenage boy needs shoes size 8.
Teenage boy needs shoes size 10.
Teenage Boy shoes size 8.
Woman size 16-18 needs shoes size 5.
Man XXL needs shoes size 12.
The family also need towels, pillows, pillow cases and a big pot and pan. If anyone has spare toiletries such as aftershave, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, perfume, make up or hair dryers and hair straighteners the teenage boys and girls would greatly appreciate this.
There's never a good time to lose everything, but having nothing at Christmas time is a reality this family will face unless we can provide as much as possible to help them through this difficult time.
If you can help in any way please contact Emma Wilson or Allison Mathesion on 0141 774 8202.
If you know anybody else who may be able to help, please share this message with them.Thank you very much.