G1 Announce Latest Local Initiatives For Supporting NHS And Families In Need
Today Glasgow based hospitality group G1 announced it has donated television sets, aerial splitters and aerial extensions to a local community council in order to help ease the strain on family units during the coronavirus crisis. The announcement comes in the wake of the latest announcements from the National Domestic Abuse helpline, which has saw a 25% increase in calls since lockdown began. Refuge, the charity who operates the helpline, says current restrictions mean heightened domestic tensions for many in their own homes. This, combined with the added pressure for many of home schooling their children while facilities are closed, has created a challenging environment at home.
In what is the latest in a series of community outreach and charity initiatives by G1, the group have made the donation of the TVs in the hope that it allows a secondary space within the home for individuals to relax and reflect. The donations will be distributed to families who need it most via Castlemilk Community Council, a natural selection for G1 given that they have just concluded on the purchase of The Braes Shopping Centre.
Meanwhile, the team at G1 have been busy reaching out to other areas of the community to offer support, and have just announced a donation to Thomas Rae Tailors, who hit the headlines this week for his efforts to supply care homes and NHS workers with much needed scrubs. Business owner Thomas had issued a public appeal for funds to purchase the special material required, and he and his team of volunteers have been working day and night to help close the gap on the scrubs shortage. G1 have now funded 101 set of scrubs to be made, the quantity being a nod to the One O One chain of convenience stores which operate all over Glasgow. Thomas said of the donation-
“I am blown away by the donation from G1 Group- I can’t thank them enough for reaching out, without commitments like this we would not be able to go on producing the volume of scrubs which are required at such a crucial time.”
It’s not the first time the magic number has cropped up- two weeks ago the group also donated one hundred and one essential grocery packs to the NHS staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and are currently working on their next 101 packages, which will be distributed next week to some of the most vulnerable groups in Glasgow.
Want to know what else we’ve been up to?
Now more than ever, it’s vital that we step up and help the communities in which we operate. We have been using our time to deliver a host of other initiatives, including-
- Held the first in a series of hot food kitchens from our venue The Social in Glasgow, where we fed 500 people in the first week and delivered hot meals to Men Matter and Friends Of Baltic Street charities.
- Opened up our venue Forgan’s in St Andrews to be used as a drop off and collection point for Storehouse St Andrew’s Foodbank.
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