Wallace Quinn are delighted to announce we’ve chosen ‘S.M.I.L.E. Counselling’ in Livingston as one of our charity partners for the coming year.  S.M.I.L.E. support young people with mental health issues through outreach counselling.  The West Lothian based charity formed in 2015 and earlier this year moved into offices at the Wallace Quinn building in Fairbairn Place, Livingston.  S.M.I.L.E. stands for support, motivate, inspire, lead and empower.

WQ Managing Director John Quinn meets S.M.I.L.E. founder Declan Harrigan

S.M.I.L.E. help people aged 11-24 who are struggling with how they feel.  Their team aim to have a positive influence on the lives of those who are having problems at home or at school with anxiety, depression, anger and a range of other issues where talking to somebody can help.  Their services include one-to-one sessions in person, on the phone, online or through various chat services.  

Wallace Quinn have initially agreed to sponsor one of the counselling rooms at Livingston, with funding to keep it operational throughout 2022.  We’ll also be working with S.M.I.L.E. with charity fundraising activities throughout the year.

one of the counselling rooms at S.M.I.L.E.

One of the top asks from S.M.I.L.E. to Wallace Quinn is introductions to like-minded businesses and individuals who may be interested in helping the charity through donations or other support – if you’d like to find out more, please get in touch  to find out more, or visit www.smilecounselling.org.uk

Our support of S.M.I.L.E. is in addition to our long-standing support of St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie;  we’ve been raising money to help the remarkable work at the hospice since we started our business back in 1990 and look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.