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The Big House Fife Project - partnership anti-poverty project launched
The Cottage Family Centre has teamed up with Amazon UK to provide support to thousands of families across the Kingdom via a new initiative called the Big House Fife Project.
Recently dubbed the "biggest anti-poverty project" to come to Fife in decades by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown - who is an honorary patron of the Cottage Family Centre - the initiative will see up to 10,000 products donated to families in need, from electricals, toiletries and furniture, distributed via a number of charities.
Gordon Brown, who supported the launch of the project, had this to say:
“Our objective is to provide a regular supply of vital household goods to help ease poverty in Fife at a time when, with fuel and food bills rising, and people are under more pressure than ever.
“We estimate that over 13,000 families could be helped in the first year.”
It is expected that the service will bring up to 10,000 products - including electrical goods, toiletries, home furnishings, kitchen equipment and much more. - to Fife families in need.
Pauline Buchan, manager of the Cottage Family Centre, praised the partnership project:
““I have seen first-hand the way these donations can make life that little bit easier for people and thank Amazon for its continued commitment to supporting families across our communities,” she said.
“This project will enable families to make their house a home.”
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “Our team in Dunfermline is working side-by-side with the charity partners to fulfil the needs of their service users."
“As a result, we are delighted to say that we have already supported 3,500 more families in Fife since starting deliveries at the end of last year, and we look forward to helping many more people in 2022.”