Action for Children Scotland thanks people in the Western Isles for their support

Staff at Action for Children Scotland’s Eilean Siar services in Stornoway have said a massive thank you to the local people and businesses that supported the charity’s vital work across the Outer Hebrides in 2014.

Support from the community has had a vital impact on local services for vulnerable children and young people, enabling Action for Children Scotland to run extra groups, outings and activities, purchase special equipment for young people with additional needs, make improvements to its gardens, and hold trips to the mainland.

Valerie Russell, children’s service manager at Action for Children Scotland, said: “I would like to thank all of everyone who has supported our Eilean Siar services – from making donations, to backing our campaigns, to taking part in fundraising challenges. Together we have achieved a lot, but sadly there is still more to be done.

“At Action for Children Scotland we’re committed to doing everything we can to transform lives of vulnerable children and young people across the Outer Hebrides – and we hope that local residents and businesses will continue to offer their support.”

Organisations that supported Action for Children Scotland’s work across the Outer Hebrides included Lewis Car Club, Gress Sea Angling Association, West Highland Way Walkers, Ceilidh Hebrides, Woody’s Express Parcels, Eilean Siar Foodbank, Co-Op Toy Appeal, BASF Callanish, Neil Macleod at Stena Drilling, Scottish & Southern Energy, Harris Charity Shop, Neil Henderson, Louis Morrison and Jamie Ralston. Local residents also took part and donated during its Fun Day and street collections.

To find out more about how you can support Action for Children Scotland in 2015, please visit website