Appeal cash boost for Bute advice service

Lorraine Kelly presented the 2015 STV Appeal.
Lorraine Kelly presented the 2015 STV Appeal.

Bute Advice Centre in Rothesay has once again found itself among the organisations receiving a share of the funds raised in the 2015 STV Children’s Appeal.

The centre will receive an award of £2,000 from the latest appeal, which raised a total of £2.9 million for projects across Scotland.

It’s the second time the service, based in Rothesay’s Bishop Street, has received a £2,000 finding award from the appeal, which has raised £11 million since its launch in 2011.

Centre manager Julie Semple said: “The funding provided by STV Children’s Appeal is vital to enable delivery of the diverse projects provided by the centre.

“Clients are supported to make real changes in their lives by addressing debt issues through our financial literacy work, maximise their income through in work and out of work benefits and secure tenancies through better budgeting and household management advice.

“Parents who are caring for disabled children can be supported to claim carers allowance and disability benefits for their children by experienced advisers who will guide them through the process.

“By helping bring peace of mind to parents who are very anxious over their circumstances, the family is happier and children have a better quality of life.

“Bute Advice Centre is very grateful to the STV Children’s Appeal for their support.”