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Cupar Charity For The Love Of A Child

EDM number 570 in 2017-19, proposed by Stephen Gethins on 21/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asylum, Charities, Children and families and Middle East.

That this House appreciates the efforts of For the Love of a Child, a charity in Cupar, Fife, that supports Syrian refugee children through the Sam's House Little Friendly Space initiative in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon; recognises the lack of official refugee camps for Syrians in Lebanon; understands that refugees in the Bekaa Valley live in overcrowded conditions with tents and containers as their only shelter; further understands that many of the children living in these settlements have little or no access to education; observes the need for early years centres that focus on childhood trauma in the region; notes founder Donna Jennings' background as a fully qualified drama-therapist and clinical supervisor; supports her work in Lebanon teaching Syrian and Lebanese mothers to support the social and emotional well-being and development of 60 children aged two to five; congratulates Mrs Jennings as the recipient of a Daily Record unsung hero award; celebrates the forthcoming opening of Sam's House, named for Mrs Jennings's late son Samuel, as a space for children to take part in facilitated play, art and craft activities, music and stories as a means of therapeutic self expression; and calls on the Government to support initiatives of this kind.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Stephen Gethins21/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley21/11/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Cunningham22/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon23/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Martyn Day23/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens23/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Kirsty Blackman04/12/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil04/12/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/12/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman06/12/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell11/12/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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