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60 YEARS OF GLASGOW CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY SCHEME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 410: tabled on 16 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the work of the Glasgow children's holiday scheme (GCHS) which has provided tens of thousands of disadvantaged children and family members from Glasgow with holidays since its inception in 1956; notes that each year the GCHS supports almost 500 children from Glasgow, where a third of Glasgow's children, or 36,000 youngsters, live in poverty, by providing short sea and countryside breaks which can help improve self­esteem and promote better health and wellbeing; understands the organisation, now an independent charity, can trace its roots back to the visionary work of Scottish Episcopal Church social worker Lilias Graham who pioneered the scheme in the Gorbals of the 1950’s; is pleased the GHCS celebrated this history during its 60th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving on 4 June 2016 at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Glasgow; commends all of those who have supported the charity over the years; encourages others to provide their support to that charity; and wishes it all the best for the future.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.