The Pavers Foundation, charitable initiative of the family-owned multi-channel retailer Pavers, has recently donated £1,500 to West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society. The grant is being used to fund online BSL (British Sign Language) classes, through which children and their families can learn together from home during the pandemic.
The Pavers Foundation was established in 2018 with the intent to make a difference to causes and charities close to the hearts of its colleagues. Since this time, the Foundation has responded to over 100 grant applications, as well as nominating 4 major charities of the year, and making numerous donations directly from the Paver family’s personal charitable funds. This donation marks one of many that the Foundation is proud to have made to support charities who are adapting to new ways of working since the Coronavirus outbreak.
West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society offers help and support for families with Deaf Children in the West of Scotland. They help families cope with the initial diagnosis, understanding the terminology surrounding their child’s condition and help them to deal with the audiologists, consultants, and medical professionals. As a result of the pandemic all activities that the charity organise had to move online, and they now work hard to ensure activity packs are sent out to the children each week so that they can participate in weekly games, quizzes, and now, brand new BSL zoom classes.
The Foundation is delighted to be able to offer this support on behalf of colleagues in Glasgow, to make the services of this fantastic charity more accessible to those who need it the most.
Carol Campbell, who works at the charity, thanked the Foundation for the donation: “I can’t even begin to tell you what a huge difference this award will make to our provision of BSL Classes and the families we support to better communicate with their deaf children. Sincere thanks on behalf of everyone at West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society.”
The Pavers Foundation has donated over £930,000 to date to good causes across the UK and beyond and is looking forward to reaching the next milestone of £1 million of charitable giving.