A charity for children with parents in the armed forces is urging Helensburgh locals to help raise thousands of pounds to support young people’s wellbeing.

Forces Children Scotland aims to raise £5,000 through a Big Give Kind2Mind campaign.

Donations made from Tuesday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 28 via the Big Give platform, will be matched by their Charity Champions.

Chief executive officer, Laura Falconer, said: “Children from armed forces communities can face many unique challenges to their mental health and wellbeing.

“From parental deployment, making regular moves to disrupted education, friendships, aspirations, and much more.

“We understand many families face significant financial pressures at the moment.

“Match-funding campaigns, through the Big Give, provide a wonderful opportunity to donate whatever you can to double the difference and indeed, kindness.

“Please consider joining our force for good in helping to meet the unique mental health and wellbeing support needs of over 13,000 children from armed forces communities across Scotland so that they can realise their potential and thrive.”

The charity is raising funds through the match funding campaign to support the delivery of its Your Minds Matter face-to-face and digital mental health and wellbeing services.

These services are co-produced with children from armed forces communities to deliver bespoke support to meet the unique needs of 13,000 young people across Scotland.

Forces Children Scotland offer many services including help with children’s mental health and wellbeing, youth participation, family support, education and learning, and policy services.

The charity also works with educators, professionals, and decision-makers to enhance their understanding and practice to meet the support needs of armed forces children.

To find out more about Forces Children Scotland or make a donation, visit www.forceschildrenscotland.org.uk.