A TRIO of Sense Scotland workers will be undertaking the Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday, April 29.
And with every one of the 15 miles they walk they’ll be raising money for programmes which improve the lives of people with additional support needs.
Margaret Mackenzie, Programmes Manager; Jackie Reid, Family Advisor (Dundee) and Kellyann McCormick, Support Worker at TouchBase Glasgow, are all taking part.
They will be joined by Margaret’s daughter Rachael Mackenzie and granddaughter Freyah Morris Young, aged seven.
Margaret said: “We’re donning our boots and kilts to raise money to help four very different programmes that support a range of people with additional support needs between the ages of five to 70.
“Taking part is great. Exercise and team building events like this can greatly reduce stress and anxiety in everyday life. That’s what we hope for the people who will benefit from our fundraising efforts – that the groups they attend can help them build confidence, make friends and live happier and healthier lives.”
Funds raised will help support the following programmes:
- Our Voice – a consultation group run by and for the people Sense Scotland supports
- One Giant Leap – a support service for young people and their families as they transition from school to adulthood
- Sense Scotland’s Rainbows, Brownies, Guides group – giving young people the same opportunity as others to enjoy the benefits of the organisation
- The allotment – helping promote self-esteem and confidence by growing seeds, harvesting and then using each item during cookery sessions. Any excess goes to the local foodbank.
Whatever the total the three walkers raise The Hunter Foundation will add on 40% in order to boost donations.
The group are hoping to raise £1000 and you can contribute here.