Computershare Loan Services has donated £3,800 to Scotland’s national children’s charity, Children 1st.

The donation will fund the charity’s money advice services, which helps families that have fallen deeper into crisis as a result of the coronavirus to maximise their income and manage debt whilst providing emotional and practical family support.

Computershare Loan Services sets aside £20,000 annually for its donations fund to help prevent financial hardship and support those experiencing money problems.

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Linda Jardine, director of children and family services at Children 1st, said: “I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Computershare for their invaluable support.

“Families are telling us that they feel at the end of their tether. After so long living with restrictions, they’re exhausted. Many families are struggling to make ends meet and are looking for support to keep the gas running and put food on the table.

“Computershare’s donation will help many families during what looks to be a bleak winter, helping more than 250 families through our Money Advice Service in the next six months.”

Andrew Jones, chief executive officer at Computershare Loan Services, said: “We are very happy to be able to lend our support to Children 1st, especially given the financial strain charities are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

“At a time when the pandemic is increasing the pressure on many of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and their families, the tailored financial action plans that the charity creates can really help improve overall family wellbeing.”