If you’ve been following me since before I did the London Marathon this year, you might know that I raised money for Turning Point Scotland, a Scotland wide charity whose head quarters are not far from where I live.
If you donated, you helped me to raise £1,300 (plus gift aid) to go directly to Turning Point Scotland and the initiatives they run. Thank you very much for your sponsorship, it really will make a if difference to a lot of peoples lives.
On Tuesday I went along to their head offices (on Govan road, not far from where I live and work) to hear from Patrick and Andy about how the money will be used.
Turning Point Scotland have been around for over 20 years – helping vulnerable and homeless people. www.turningpointscotland.com
The £1,300 you donated for me running the London marathon will be split across a few projects, including supporting the homeless in Glasgow and enabling their initiative TPS Connects to happen.
They also do work to address the reasons why people are homeless, and have a Citizenship programme which works with them to work towards giving them a new positive identity in their lives.
Their initiative Housing First gives homeless people a safe place to live and supports them as they transition into their new lives.
The money will allow Turning Point Scotland to put money towards children and families in a homeless situation. And single people who are in a homeless situation. It will go towards funding small necessities, like razors and toiletries, basics things that people need to survive.
Here’s me meeting some of the guys who work for Turning Point Scotland on Tuesday this week:
Thanks again for your donation if you sponsored me.
Here’s a bit more about some of their projects:
Music Connects – this is a music event that Turning Point Scotland are holding – you can find out more about here:
Music Connects 2018 will take place on Wednesday 19th September @The Ferry Anderston Quay, Glasgow
Doors @ 6pm / Advance tickets £10 + £1.59 b/fee / On the night price £12