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60 Years Of Glasgow Children's Holiday Scheme

EDM number 410 in 2017-19, proposed by Patrick Grady on 16/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Children and families, Incomes and poverty and Leisure.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patrick Grady16/10/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Alison Thewliss16/10/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald16/10/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens16/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden16/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan16/10/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Christine Jardine16/10/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Shannon16/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Martyn Day17/10/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law17/10/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally18/10/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney20/10/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Alan Brown25/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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