Helping Blossom Boxes help others

Helping Blossom Boxes help others



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Glasgow City are delighted to announce their support of Blossom Boxes, a small non-profit offering free self-soothe/care boxes to anyone in need to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Started very recently by former Dundee United footballer Kirsty Oliphant and her friend Carly Cook, the boxes are a careful blend of items which the friends hope help others during these challenging times.

Commenting, Glasgow City Chief Executive Laura Montgomery said, “When Kirsty simply got in touch asking if we could retweet what they were doing, I immediately wanted to do an awful lot more. Mental health is so important and is something as a club we want to support and assist in any way we can. On discussing with the trustees of our charity, Glasgow City Foundation, they wholeheartedly agreed this was a brilliant project we wanted to support. With today also being National Breathing Space Day it is a strong reminder of how important it is to always be there for each other during these incredibly challenging times and to reach out and talk if we need help. There really is no health without mental health.

“The girls have so far been funding these boxes themselves, which is amazing, but have now set up a GoFund me page and hopefully many others will support what they are doing as it will make a difference. The fact that they are already providing boxes to hospital wards, their local SAMH and Scottish Women’s Aid is incredible in under a week of getting going.”

Co-founder of Blossom Boxes, Kirsty Oliphant said, “We’re absolutely delighted and honoured that a prestigious club like Glasgow City have shown so much support for our project. Having played all of my life, I know just how powerful the football community can be and we thought we could use this unique support system to reach as many people as possible.

“We are just two friends who met in hospital, and upon discussion about the ward’s self-soothe/care box, we came up with the idea of Blossom Boxes - a carefully considered blend of items we found most beneficial, and that we hope could similarly benefit others.

“We genuinely just want to help people as we were helped, now we’re in a position to do so. Thank you again to Glasgow City for your generosity and support shown, especially so early on in our project.

“Donations are great appreciated but completely non obligatory, even if you/someone you know would like a Blossom Box.”

You can follow Blossom Boxes on twitter @BlossomBoxes and you can donate to their cause at gofund.me/d9efa004.

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