Help the St Margaret’s Family Tree Grow

The St Margaret’s Family Tree a specially commissioned artwork stands as a beautiful  symbol of the families created and grown through St Margaret’s and our shared connection as the St Margaret’s family.

The artwork installed within the entrance to our Glasgow office has 260 leaves in gold, copper and bronze. Once the world opens up again, you will be able to come and see the St Margaret’s Family Tree in place.

You can have a leaf engraved with a family name and for instance the date your family was created for £120. Each engraved leaf will be displayed on the tree for a year, after this you can choose to renew your dedication or be given your leaf to treasure at home.

Like most charities we’ve not been immune to the difficulties surrounding Covid-19. The pressures of the pandemic led to an increase in the need for our services and at the same time, the restrictions led to us facing major funding gaps. By dedicating a leaf on our St Margaret’s Family Tree you will help us grow stronger as a charity and continue to support all the families who need us.

The St Margaret’s Family Tree was created by artist Claudia Ashley-Brown you can find out more about her at


To dedicate a leaf there are a number of payment options available:

  • You can pay online – on this page and share your leaf dedication below.
  • Via bank transfer – please call the office on 0141 332 8371 and we can share the charity’s account details and a staff member can take your leaf dedication over the phone.
  • Or by posting a cheque – for St Margaret’s Children & Family Care, please include a note within the envelope to let us know your ‘leaf dedication’ and post to our address 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY

Leaf dedications can be up to 32 characters which will usually be over two or three lines, many are choosing to add their family name and the date their family was created:

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£ 120.00
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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £120.00