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Twins last cry for donations as WEE BOX deadline looms

Our youngest supporters Grace and Eilidh Wright are crying out to Scots to get their WEE BOX appeal donations to us before 8th May to make sure the UK government doubles their money. 

With the deadline looming, the twins donned their favourite baby grows to give SCIAF’s last call for donations a big boost and prove you’re never too young to get involved in helping the world’s poorest people.

This year’s WEE BOX appeal is twice as nice with the UK government pledging to turn every £1 donated into £2 through its Aid Match scheme before midnight on Tuesday.

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Proud parents Cheryl and Scott, from Bellshill, Lanarkshire, are encouraging everyone to make sure they don’t miss out on a chance to double their donations so we can help even more families out of poverty around the world.

Their daughters, who will celebrate their first birthdays on 13th May, have appeared in the BBC comedy Two Doors Down alongside actress Elaine C Smith at Christmas.

The girls also became media celebrities when Cheryl gave birth in the midst of the huge global ransomware cyber-attack, which hit NHS Lanarkshire and dozens of other health boards across the country. She had a high risk pregnancy as she had a condition called placenta praevia, and her babies were delivered by caesarean section several weeks early. 

Mum Cheryl said: “We’re delighted to help SCIAF get the message out to supporters to highlight just how important it is to get donations to them by 8th May – that way your money will be worth twice as much. 

“The extra money means they can help more people living in poverty around the world so it would be such a shame to miss out on the chance to have the UK government match donations. 

“We’ve been SCIAF supporters for years because it’s a fantastic charity that does such great work with the poorest people in the world and as you can see our daughters are big fans too.”

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It’s thanks to the support from families like Cheryl, Scott and their twins that we are able to help hundreds of thousands of people in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.  The money from the appeal will help us to get emergency supplies to people in need in poor countries when disasters strike, grow more food and earn money so they work their way out of poverty, live in safer, more peaceful and just communities, and enable vulnerable children and adults get an education and learn new skills. 

Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard this year to raise money for our WEE BOX appeal. We’re extremely grateful to all of you for filling your WEE BOXES and organising events. Let’s work together to make sure we don’t miss out on this great chance to double donations through the UK government’s Aid Match scheme by getting your money to us before 8th May deadline.

Make your donation to our WEE BOX appeal now.

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