A GREENOCK charity which gives children the chance to keep in contact with estranged parents has received a funding boost.

The Faculty of Procurators of Greenock raised £600 for the Inverclyde Family Contact Centre.

Fiona Gordon, honourary secretary of the faculty, said: “We raised the money at our annual dinner.

“As solicitors in Greenock, we have clients who benefit from the service available here.

“The lawyers are well aware of the unique service that is not available in a large number of court towns.”

Peter Harvey, dean of the faculty, said: “It’s good to give some support to the local contact centre which does so much for families in Inverclyde by facilitating contact arrangements for children.”

The family contact centre offers people in desperate situations hope by giving children the chance to keep in contact with estranged parents.

Margaret Sinclair, manager of the Inverclyde Family Contact Centre in Jamaica Street, says they are so grateful for the funding.

She said: “The lawyers have been a fantastic support over the years and they trust us with their clients.

“It’s great to receive this funding.”

Margaret Foggie, chairperson of the charity, said: “To have the support from the lawyers is just tremendous.”