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Partnership saves summer for charity

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​Charities work together to provide summer outings

Summer was saved for one Glasgow charity thanks to the loan of a minibus from Young Enterprise Scotland (YES).

A partnership between YES and Cosgrove Care enabled the charity to run a schedule of summer outings for families and young people across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

The loan of the minibus, combined with the good weather, allowed the organisation to take young people on a variety of outings including Conic Hill, Ayr beach, Glasgow Science Centre and the European Championships in Glasgow.

Each day the charity welcomed around 20 young people between the ages of five and 18 to their summer holidays programme Play Scheme.

Cosgrove Care is a charity which delivers support to children, adults and their families who have additional support needs across west and central Scotland.

YES chief executive Geoff Leask said: “We are thrilled that we were able to work with Cosgrove Care and really help them out this summer. The difference they make to young people and their families lives is outstanding.

“At Young Enterprise Scotland, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do – and this partnership highlights just how important it is.”

Heather Gray, chief executive of Cosgrove Care, said: “The partnership that Cosgrove Care and Young Enterprise Scotland have has made a significant difference to the young people with additional needs that have come along to Play Scheme this year.

“The loan of the minibus allowed the children to really explore the surrounding areas and visit all the local attractions. Collaborations like this between organisations make a real difference to the people we work with.”

 

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