Children in Poverty Inverclyde, the charity for children affected by poverty, has received they keys to a new holiday home courtesy of Argyll Holidays.
The new two-bedroom lodge at Argyll Holidays’ popular Hunters Quay Holiday Village, near Dunoon, will be used by the charity to provide free family holidays to those in need.
The charity has sent over 100 kids from struggling families on summer holidays in Scotland in the last two years – and dozens to Hunters Quay.
The holiday home was bought using a £35,000 donation made by Morrisons Foundation spearheaded by Sean McGowan, Morrisons, Greenock GM, after the supermarket put proceeds from its 5p carrier bag charge towards the project, and Argyll Holidays threw in a wraparound decking to the lodge.
Lisa Allan-Downie, head of marketing at Argyll Holidays, said: “Children in Poverty Inverclyde is such an amazing cause and we’re delighted to be able to help them provide families with much needed breaks and fun for kids who need it most.
“Not everyone can afford a summer holiday or long weekend away so this goes a long way to ensuring more kids get the benefit of a nice break away and we look forward to welcoming them to Hunters Quay.”
Children in Poverty Inverclyde was formed in 2014 to and provides holidays for struggling families in the area and runs a Foodbank.