Lawscot Foundation, the Law Society of Scotland's social mobility charity, today launches its festive fundraising campaign, which invites everyone to play a variant of the party game, pass the parcel.

In this virtual, social media version of pass the parcel, participants make a donation to the Foundation, then nominate or "pass the parcel" to someone else to do the same – using the hashtag #LawscotPassTheParcel. At 3pm every Friday in the run up to Christmas, and on Wednesday 23 December, the "music" will stop and someone who has passed the parcel that week will be announced as the winner of a festive prize.

The campaign will raise vital funds for the Foundation, which supports academically talented students from less-advantaged backgrounds in Scotland through their legal education. It aims to raise £2,500 from pass the parcel, enough to fund one of its students through a year of their law degree.

Heather McKendrick, head of Careers & Outreach at the Society, commented: "Our version of pass the parcel is meant to be a little bit of fun for everyone involved, but the donations will make a huge difference to our work, in what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone.

"As with all charities, our fundraising has been significantly impacted this year. Yet, it is young people from less-advantaged backgrounds who have been hit hardest by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, so our support is needed more than ever. Every penny donated in our pass the parcel campaign will help us continue to support more of these incredibly deserving students and spread the gift of education to all."

To find out more and to start passing the parcel, click this link.