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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Jack's Wee Snowman with the Big Heart - Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

“Jack tells his friends at school that he’s waiting for a new heart. He says that it’s a very special one, so it takes a long time to make." - Fiona, Jack's mum. Jack is still waiting for a new heart. While he waits, he spends many weeks, sometimes months, in the children's hospital in Glasgow. Despite his serious heart condition, Jack can play and have fun in hospital, thanks to Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. His family receive practical and emotional help, and the charity supports the NHS staff who care for Jack too. Thank you for the nomination.

Jack's Wee Snowman with the Big Heart was the charity's Christmas fundraising appeal in 2022. Six year old Jack, who has been waiting for a heart transplant for 2 years, was the hero of the campaign. Jack designed a Christmas bauble - his 'Wee Snowman with the Big Heart' - which the charity's volunteers hand-made for supporters to buy. The campaign raised £23,000 from more than 600 donors. The campaign also had an organic social media reach of 100,000+, raising awareness of the importance of organ donation. Jack was thrilled to hear he was a finalist.

People's Choice voting closed at 5pm on 24 May

The People's Choice Award 2024 is sponsored by HSF Health Plan

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