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Cathedral service to mark charity’s 30th year

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Victim Support to be honoured by special service on Sunday

A special ceremony at Glasgow Cathedral will mark Victim Support Scotland’s 30th Anniversary with a service led by Reverend Dr Laurence Whitley.

The first Scottish victim support organisation was founded in Coatbridge in 1981.

Others were formed across the country to help people affected by crime and, in 1985, it was decided to join the services into one charity.

Victim Support Scotland now helps everyone from those affected by anti-social behaviour and bullying to the most serious crimes, such as murder.

Our 30th anniversary is a momentous time for the charity and recognises the work that we do with victims of crime

Head of communications at Victim Support Scotland, David Sinclair, said: "We are really thrilled that we have the opportunity to join the congregation at the Sunday service in Glasgow Cathedral.

"Our 30th anniversary is a momentous time for the charity and recognises the work that we do with victims of crime both directly and in the community and gives us the opportunity to say thank you for the support we receive both from the Scottish Government and from the many organisations working within the criminal justice system in Scotland."

The event will be attended by charity chairman Stephen Meighan and acting chief executive Susan Gallagher.

Deputy chief executive Jim Andrews will also be at the Cathedral as well as councillor Margot Clarke, representing the Lord Provost.

The charity has 140 staff, who are invited to the service, as well as 800 volunteers.

Anyone touched by the work of the charity is welcome to attend.

 

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