12 Days of GCP Christmas Appeal
This winter, many people in Edinburgh are lonely and isolated, suffering from homelessness, poverty and mental illness.
GCP’s Christmas Appeal is needed more than ever. We really do need your help.
To inspire you to support our essential work, we are sharing 12 Days of GCP, 12 great reasons to give!
Explore our 12 Days of GCP
Our 12 Days of GCP, selected from a packed year of highlights, give you just 12 reasons to support us!
See the short messages behind each image below. We hope they inspire you to donate what you can, so we can keep our doors open this month and into next year, to support the people who need us most.
AND, please help us spread the word, too.
Are you ready to GIVE?
Please scan the QR code or click the button straight to our Just Giving page. Thank you.
Here are 12 great reasons to donate today!
DAY 1 – A WARM WELCOME
In January, we warmly welcomed the new year. Throughout the year, GCP welcomes everyone who comes through our doors.
In 2023, we’ve served over 10,000 meals to homeless and vulnerable adults in Edinburgh. Help us to continue this vital service. Just £10 pays for a warm meal for 4 people.
DAY 2 – LOVE IS LOVE
In February, we celebrated love in all its forms. Love and Respect are cornerstones of our ethos at GCP, as we continue to build and support our inclusive and diverse community.
Help us to continue with our essential work. Just £25 pays an online training course for one of our members.
DAY 3 – INSPIRING WOMEN
In March, we celebrated and thanked some of the inspiring women of GCP!
We wouldn’t be here without them, just as we wouldn’t be here without you.
Please give as much as you can to help cover our staff and volunteer training and development.
DAY 4 – THE NATURE OF GCP
In April, we sprang into spring! Being in nature, whether walking, gardening or open water swimming, brings huge benefits.
Help us to deliver our Members Outdoor Activities. Just £50 pays for a mini bus so we can take 12 members on a day trip.
DAY 5 – EXPRESS YOURSELF
In May, we celebrated the power of creativity. From music and dance, to art, creative writing and more, we like to express ourselves here at GCP.
Help us to continue with our Members Creative Programme. £100 pays for a Member to attend 10 creative classes at GCP.
DAY 6 – PROUD TO BE GCP
In June, we made our Pride debut. GCP is a diverse, inclusive and creative community. We just can’t help it! BUT your support makes all the difference.
Please help us reach out to excluded and marginalised communities across Edinburgh. Your donation today will transform lives.
DAY 7 – VARIETY IS THE SPICE
In July, we invited you to our Summer Showcase, celebrating all that we do. There really is something for everyone at GCP.
Every penny you give and every person you tell about GCP, helps support the essential work we do. THANK YOU!
Please continue to support us.
DAY 8 – BEST FOOT FORWARD
In August, we put our best foot forward and launched GCP’s Kiltwalk fundraiser.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who walked and everyone who donated to help us keep our doors open.
Donate today, so we can be here next year too!
DAY 9 – THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
In September, we put music centre stage, just one of the many creative activities that help our Members connect, express themselves and boost health and wellbeing.
Please help support our Members activities. Just £10 pays for a member to attend a music class.
DAY 10 – BEYOND ABC AT GCP
In October, we highlighted GCP’s essential work with literacy. We are here to help our Members build confidence and improve their reading and writing skills.
Please support our team to deliver this essential Members Service. It costs just £50 for a member to attend 5 classes.
DAY 11 – LEARNING FROM LIFE
In November, we celebrated learning from life and each other!
From our pre-apprenticeship programme to gardening, from make and mend to learning to dance or play an instrument, and so much more.
Please help us to keep learning.
DAY 12 – YOU MADE IT!
Welcome to day 12!
We hope you’ve been inspired to help us keep our doors open and continue to transform lives.
Please donate as much or as little as you can and help us spread the word about GCP!