Whats new at PLUS?


Declutter and Donate

On May 5 we’re inviting you to join a national #DeclutterAndDonate to support PLUS with your unwanted items. Get involved this #GivingTuesdayNow

Whilst you’re at home staying safe, a good way to keep busy is by spring cleaning and now you can turn your declutter into donations for PLUS.

So clear out your bookshelves, cupboards and drawers and turn your unwanted items into vital funds that will help us continue supporting children and young people across the Forth Valley.

Using Ziffit, a free web and app service, you can get any unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDs instantly valued. This value can then be donated directly to our fundraising activity via Virgin Money.

It’s really easy to do:
1. Download the Ziffit app or use the website link.
2. Scan or enter the barcode number or ISBN of your product and get an instant value.
3. Complete the online trade and pack up your unwanted goodies.
4. Use Ziffit’s free courier or to send your items. Social distancing rules will be followed.
5. The value of your items will be donated to your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.



What is it we hear you say? Well……

The organisers of the biggest mass participation fundraising events have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds for charities across the UK.

The 2.6 challenge will take place on 26th April, the day the London Marathon should have been taking place. The goal is to raise £67.6M for charities across the UK in a day – making it the biggest fundraising event raising the most money in a single day. WOW!

If 2.6 million people donated £26 / fundraised £26 they would reach this total.

It is very simple to get involved and we would love all our families, children and young people to get involved.

The idea is to do something around the numbers 2.6 – from running or cycling 2.6 miles to skipping for 26 minutes to reading 26 books to your children … literally anything.

We are going to suggest ideas each day in the lead up on our facebook page and would love others to share ideas of what they are doing. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part.

We are not looking for superheroes – we’re looking for stay at home heroes.

Lots of celebrities and sports teams are signing up getting behind this event, making it hugely exciting and turning it into a wonderful community event.

So what do you do?

  • Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge
  • Use the link below to fundraise for PLUS – you can set up your own page if you want to and share with friends and family
  • We would love 26 families to raise £26 for PLUS but whatever you can fundraise is an amazing help!
  • Complete your challenge on or around 26th April

And PLEASE, send us pictures or wee videos for us to share.

Alternatively to donate £26, £2.60, £260 or whatever you can, please click here

15 April 2020


PLUS welcomes Danielle

March was a hectic month, as we are sure you are well aware! So what a busy time to start a new job as an administrator, with a new organisation who are in crisis mode. But Danielle has now seen it through her first month at PLUS and without a doubt, she deserves a medal!

Working from home at the moment, Danielle will be supporting the development of our website, improving our communication with families and professionals. She will also be liaising with staff and families and will be assisting with other relevant tasks as they appear!

Danielle has come to PLUS after 2 years with SEPA and she continues to work for Active Stirling where she has been since 2016.

Danielle completed a Digital Media modern apprenticeship in 2014 and has worked in customer service and administration based roles for 7 years. Danielle has said that she ‘wants to work with companies where I feel I can make a difference to people’s lives’.

Outside of work Danielle volunteers as a befriender for the Clackmannanshire befriending project, she also likes to keep fit by going to the gym. She loves spending time with friends and family..especially the ones who live in Spain.

01 April 2020