The Scottish FA’s nominated charity, Children 1st, has received a welcome boost this international period thanks to a generous donation from Scotland goalkeeper Scott Bain.

The contribution will help prevent and protect children from harm and help them and their families to recover from trauma caused by abuse, violence or poverty.

In Scott’s home city of Edinburgh, the Scotland-wide charity provides family support and money advice services for children and families. Children 1st also provide Parentline, a phone and online chat service for any family in Scotland wanting support with any issue affecting their child.

26-year-old Bain made his international debut on the 2018 summer tour to Peru and Mexico, before being called into the squad earlier this month.

“As a professional footballer, I believe it is my duty to act as a role model to future generations and to help others less fortunate than myself,” said Bain.

“The work that Children 1st is doing across the country is something that deserves to be recognised and I’m only too glad to be able to help them in any way I can.”

Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell applauded Bain’s donation.

“I’m absolutely delighted that Scott has made this decision entirely off his own back,” he said.

“His thoughtfulness will benefit children around the country, and his conduct is something of which we are incredibly proud.”

Scottish FA Funding Manager Neil Campion added:

“The Scottish FA are delighted that Scott has very kindly made this donation to the Scottish FA’s new nominated charity Children 1st.

“It is fantastic that he has used his position as a national representative to give back to children and families in our country that are in the most need.”

Mary Glasgow, chief executive at Children 1st thanked Scott for his generous donation saying “Scott's kindness will help Children 1st reach more children in Scotland who desperately need support."

Parentline is a lifeline for all families, offering a kind and skilled listening ear for parents, carers and relatives across Scotland. You can talk it over with Parentline – by phone 08000 28 22 33, by email (parentlinescotland@children1st.org.uk) or online at www.children1st.org.uk/parentline