What is it?

Businesses need to secure void properties, in a lot of these cases part of the reason is to keep out squatters and homeless people. We decided that instead of keeping them out, why don't we try and help them out.

The concept is simple. We arrange weekly fiver donations via the V-Pod and V-360 Tower products and then distribute these funds to our network of many local Charity Partners.

Whether it’s supporting a local soup kitchen, providing a simple necessity like toothbrushes or delivering essentials for families displaced by poverty, our goal is to improve the security of every community we touch.

You can help us to help people get their lives back on track.

Glasgow FARE

Glasgow FARE was set up almost 30 years ago by local residents to tackle poverty by delivering services on behalf of children, adults, families and the local community.

Fare try to offer the most vulnerable children in Easterhouse and surrounding areas a gift not only does this give the children a much welcome gift but also allows parents and carers some much needed help.

Prime Secure have made two donations of £500, These donations will go towards Christmas gifts for children living in poverty. FARE also provide 400 hampers to deliver to the local community to those families who would otherwise struggle at Christmas.

Please visit fare-scotland.org for full details

Action for Kids

Become a secret Santa

Prime Secure donated £500, this donation could help pay for a child to have a hot meal, buy clothing to keep them warm during the winter months, or give them a safe place to sleep.

For Full details - www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Glasgow Care Foundation

At Glasgow Care Foundation our aim of alleviating poverty in the City is still the same as it was in 1874.

We provide assistance to some of the poorest families who can't get help from any other source. We provide essential items such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, cookers, floor covering and Supermarket vouchers at Christmas.

The kindness of everyone at Prime Secure will make a real difference to the number of families we can help. There are currently 37,000 children living in poverty in Glasgow so once again thank you for supporting us in our efforts to help those in need.

Quotes from individuals

“Can’t thank Glasgow Care Foundation enough. I have been out of work for over a year and was really struggling financially and needed a cooker as the old one was broken and I’d gone without one for months until someone said about Glasgow Care Foundation who supplied and fitted a brand new cooker for me and it has change my life and can enjoy cooking safely and properly. When work again I will be donating it’s a great cause and benefits people who are unemployed or on a low income.”

“I can’t thank the Glasgow Care Foundation Enough for all the help they gave myself when I needed it. The difference they have made to my life in obtaining me a washing machine is amazing and I for one cannot praise them highly enough and would certainly encourage everyone to support them in donations for the excellent work they do.”

For more information on how you can help please contact Elaine Sergeant on 0141 445 2736 or elaine@glasgowcarefoundation.org

Barney & Echo

Prime Secure became part of this educational community scheme to help address the issues of Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying by sponsoring Barney and Echo resources in a primary school selected by Prime.

The Barney & Echo series has been developed to support parents and teachers in addressing Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at key stage 1-2.

The books follow the adventures of Barney Eagle and Echo Squirrel who live in Treetop Forest. Each book has a story relating to a PSHE subject area with activities to reinforce the learning goals. There are five books in the series that cover a range of topics including: the Environment, Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol, Personal Safety, Anti-Social Behaviour, Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying.

Books have been delivered to the below schools.

30 pupils: Full class sponsorship
Townsend Street
Saracen Primary, Glasgow
Sighthill Primary, Edinburgh
Riverbank School, Aberdeen
Seaton school, Aberdeen
Central Primary, Watford
Holywell Primary school, Watford

Staff choices

Each member of staff has a chance to nominate a charity every quarter.

Q3 2020

Staff choice charity donation Staff nomination
Scottish Huntington’s Association Ryan McArdle
The Neo Natal/Intensive Care Unit for children Barry Dempster
Lucy’s Blue Day Collette McCarter
Crohn’s and Colitis UK Pam McQueen
Glasgow Womans Aid Julie McVey
Street Connect Derek Besler
Callum’s Legacy Mark Wilson
Wycombe homeless connection Luke Courtney

Q1 2020

Region Staff choice charity donation Staff nomination
Glasgow SAMH Malcolm Cameron
Just Giving - Get Bon Bon Home Kevin Butler
Movember Foundation Scott Maxwell
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Martin Price
Epilepsy Scotland Julie McVey
Scottish Autism Gordan Govan
Ronald McDonald Fred Williams
City Mission Derek Besler

Q4 2019

Staff choice charity donation Staff nomination
CLIC Sargent Home from Home William Colghan
St Andrew's Hospice Sharon Murray
Crohns & Colitis UK Kevin McDaid
Children 1st Julie McVey
Marie Curie Liam Doolin
Peace Hospice Matt Fenwick

Q3 2019

Region Staff choice charity donation Staff nomination
Glasgow Chest, Heart and Stroke Pam McQueen
Robin House Callum Ainslie
Parkinson's Disease Society Sandra Durham
Watford SCBU Watford Hospital Lee Parker
United Against Dementia Warren Sullivan
Aberdeen Cash for Kids (Northsound 1) Holly Thompson

Lucy's Blue Day - £200 donation

Requested by Collette McCarter.

"Lucy's Blue Day is about a very special little girl with magical hair. It changes colour with her emotions. If she is feeling happy, it is purple. If she is jealous, it will turn green. This charming story is the tale of when Lucy wakes up and her hair is blue, and she doesn't understand why.
Lucy soon learns that it is #OKNotToBeOK"

This charity was selected by Collette to support a small project making a big impact. This is a subject that everyones comes in contact with and is especially relevant at this time.

Emmaus Glasgow - £250 donation

"We believe that people who are homeless and socially excluded have something to offer. We encourage people to use their skills to change themselves – and change the world!

The Emmaus community in Glasgow opened in 2006 and now operates a residential community of 27 former homeless men and women (“companions”) and a recycling/reuse business with two retail charity shops – Partick and Hamiltonhill in Glasgow."

Homeless people are welcomed in by Emmaus and provided a safe place stay, while encouraging them to get involved with the local community. This improves the prospects of the homeless person with improved confidence and skill set, and it benefits the community.

Dundee Football Club in the Community Trust - £250 donation

"Dundee Football Club in the Community Trust (DFC In The Community Trust) was established in November 2017 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). Our purpose is to advance education and public participation in sport through the organisation of recreational activity leading to an improvement in conditions of life for participants."

Supporting members of the local community maintain a healthy body and mind, no matter their age or ability.