Each year, James Gibb residential factors donates money to charities based in the area of our offices.
Over the past few years, as the company has grown, our donations have helped a greater number of worthy causes. Thank you to our clients who nominate the charities each year, James Gibb residential factors are proud to support the following charities:
Founded in Edinburgh in 1992, Lothian Autistic Society is a person centred charity, providing services, information and practical support to individuals, families and carers affected by autism and living in the Lothians.
The Edinburgh and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support group are a voluntary group serving the Edinburgh and Lothian region of Scotland. Established in June 2010 as an independent charity run by an elected Committee and volunteers who are all currently or formerly prostate cancer patients and/or carers. Their key mission is to provide support and guidance during and after diagnosis.
In 1981, MND Scotland was founded by John MacLeod, a 32 year old Strathclyde police officer. Together with his wife, Peggy, their family and friends, they started the charity to help those with MND in Scotland. MDN provide vital services for those suffering with the disease including:- Advice, Medical aids, counselling, grants, Holiday facilities and support.
The Edinburgh Clothing Store (ECS) is a charity run by volunteers, offering clothing, shoes, bedding, etc. for people in genuine need. It’s a free service and no money changes hands. Over 120 caring agencies including Health Visitors, Social Workers, Hostels for the Homeless, Women’s Aid, Job Centres and SACRO refer people to the ECS. Around 1500 people are referred to the charity every year and the demand for the charities’ services is still rising.
The Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh is for 16-24 year olds and has 4 in-patient beds and a day care facility. All bedrooms are equipped with soft furnishings, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities, and there is dedicated Teenage Cancer Trust Wifi with laptops provided. Opened in 2013, the unit ensures the best possible quality care is given so that the young person is treated as a young person first and cancer patient second.
Founded in 1978, SANDS Lothians offers support, understanding and help, both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. They offer support, befriending, counselling and group meetings for as long as required.
CLAN was founded in 1983 by a group of patients, health professionals and family members who were determined to improve cancer support services across Aberdeen and the north-east of Scotland. CLAN Cancer Support is a well-established local charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer across north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. We offer a relaxed, welcoming and caring environment both at CLAN House, their purpose-built support and wellbeing centre in Aberdeen, and at their many bases in the community.
Crossroads in South Ayrshire was started in 1985 by the Soroptimists Club in Ayr. Crossroads (South Ayrshire) Care Attendant Scheme’s principal objective is to provide a domiciliary service to relieve carers and their families in South Ayrshire from the stress of caring for persons who need constant supervision (who may include those who have a physical, mental or sensory impairment, are frail and confused, are chronically sick, or are terminally ill).
Every year Northsound raises thousands of pounds to make grants to individuals, families, children’s groups, organisations and projects throughout the Northsound transmission area. All the money raised locally is spent locally and goes to disabled and disadvantaged children and young people under 18 throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Throughout the year there are many events which generate the money which then goes to deserving causes. Some are organised by Cash for Kids, while many others come from individuals, listeners and organisations who want to help.
The Finn’s Place project was started by Langside Church in June 2013 to allow the new, modern building to be used by the community to promote individual & collective ‘wellbeing’. In January 2015 Finn’s Place received its own charitable status and now operates as an independent charity but with its roots still very much in the church community at Langside. The project takes its name from Finn – a cat who was beaten and left for dead but who has since been rescued and found a safe home. Thanks to some love, care and attention, Finn was healthier and happier and lived the remainder of his life in a place of safety. In his new surroundings he was able to move on from the bad experiences of the past. What works for cats also works for people!
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. They offer care for the whole family in our two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. CHAS employs three Diana Children’s Nurses (DCNs) who are developing palliative care services and support for children in Scotland. Support can be offered to any child with palliative needs irrespective of referral to, or use of, CHAS services. Diana Children’s Nurses are named as a tribute to Diana Princess of Wales to commemorate her life and work.
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) was formed in 2012 and launched the helicopter air ambulance in May 2013 to assist the Scottish Air Ambulance Service (SAAS) to deliver front-line care to time-critical emergencies across Scotland. SCAA provides a fully equipped medical helicopter that can be deployed from its central base at Perth Airport to incidents across the length and breadth of Scotland. Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance works in close cooperation with the Scottish Ambulance Service, (SAS), who provide the paramedic staff that crew the helicopter. SAS tasks the SCAA helicopter across Scotland through their Ambulance Control Centres. The charity is not supported by any statutory funding and the service is funded solely by donations from private individuals, companies and community trusts