Virtual Crib Appeal

Thank you for visiting the Virtual Crib Appeal

Each Advent for the past 65 years St Margaret’s has relied on the generosity of the Catholic community donating to our Crib Appeal collection boxes in local churches in the Glasgow, Paisley, Motherwell and Galloway diocese. This year, we are expecting to lose out on the majority of these vital donations with many unable to attend mass due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions.

Donations fund our Extended Post Adoption Support Services (EPASS). These services are available to any adopted children who may have experienced trauma and neglect and adoptive families across Scotland. The standard post adoption support is one year, at St Margaret’s we offer our EPASS services for life to those who need it, including home visits, therapeutic playgroups, teenagers groups, peer support groups and family events.

Donations to St Margaret’s fund

£20 – 1:2:1 support session for a member of the teenagers ‘Connect Group’

£40 – Two teachers receive training on the impact of trauma

£50 – One ‘TherAdopt’ pack of resources to support a new family in the early stages of placement

£100 – Five children attending Therapeutic Playgroup for an entire term

£250 – One person’s ‘origins journey’ – from their initial enquiry, public records search, communication between all parties through to a reunion, where appropriate

£500 – A block of individual therapy e.g. Art/Play Therapy for an adopted child

£1,000 – Specialized training for a staff member to support the St Margaret’s families

Our hope is that our Virtual Crib will bring a little joy and festive spirit especially after this challenging year to those in the Catholic community who aren’t able to attend their local Church as often as they would like during Advent.

We are so grateful to all those who have donated over the years and ask if your circumstances allow to consider donating to us this Christmas.

Thank you.

Paula Harkins

Head of Services at St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society

You can donate on this page or via JustGiving or by cheque posted to 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY and for more information call 0141 332 8371.

Our Services

Adoption Society

At St Margaret’s we take pride in the high quality of service we provide. Our staff have many years of experience in adoption and are always available for advice or support, many years after an Adoption Order is granted.

Education Services

St Margaret’s Education Services assists schools and early Years Establishments in understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Therapy Centre

The aim of our therapeutic services is to support children and their families, through a detailed assessment of needs and individualised support plans.

Contact Us

You can contact us by phone, writing to us or using the form below to send us a message.

26 Newton Place,
Glasgow, G3 7PY. 

0141 332 8371

As required by law and in line with The Duty Of Candour Procedure (Scotland) Regulations 2018, St Margaret’s Children and family Care Society operates a duty of candour policy.