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Celebrate ‘Burns Night’ at the Glynhill

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Celebrate Burns Night at the  Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew  

Friday  23th January 6.30pm 9pm

 

The Red-Hot Firewalk Challenge .

To make this event a success and to help us raise vital funds for people affected by Huntington’s disease, their families and carers, we need you to register and take part.

This exciting fundraising event will be held at the Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew (www.glynhill.com).

A firewalk is inspirational and empowering.  It is, as the name suggests, a barefoot walk over 10 feet of red-hot wood embers measuring around 1236 degrees fahrenheit.  No tricks. No special effects.  Just you and the fire…

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By taking part, not only will you be ‘celebrating Burns Night in style’ but all money raised will benefit families affected by Huntington’s disease across Scotland.    We need to raise vital funds in order to ensure we can continue to support people living with Huntington’s disease, their families and carers.

 

Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only organisation in Scotland providing dedicated HD specialist services in the community for people affected by HD, their families and carers.  The services we provide are a lifeline for those devastated by this condition.

 

So if you have a burning desire to take part, please call me on 0141 848 0308 or email linda.byars@hdscotland.org to register and receive a fundraising pack.  All we ask is that you pay a part sponsorship donation of £30 and commit to raising a further minimum sponsorship of £100.

 

This is the difference your funds will make:

 

  • £3 pays for a 5 minute call that can change a life
  • £6 buys a handbook for carers, giving them the advice they need.
  • £30 pays for a home visit to someone affected by Huntington’s disease.
  • £465 pays for a residential summer camp for one young person affected by Huntington’s disease.

Event Format:

6.30pm                   Arrival / Registration          Glynhill, Renfrew

7pm                            Training Session                    Function Suite

8pm                           Firewalk                                     Private Car park

9pm                         Back to function suite, for certificates, celebrations, raffle, tea and coffee

To see what a Firewalk is really like, you can view photographs and comments from our previous Firewalk on our Facebook page (Scottish Huntington’s Association).

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Drama project takes centre stage with Glasgow Airport support

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Drama project takes centre stage with Glasgow Airport support.

A theatrical production which educates young people on the devastating effects of disability hate crime will be delivered in Renfrewshire schools.

An award of £4,900 from the Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund will allow the Paisley-based PACE Theatre Company to carry out the first phase of its ‘I Am Me’ initiative.

PACE founder and executive director David Wallace received the cheque from Archie Hunter, chairman of the FlightPath Fund, and Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, at an event in Renfrew Town Hall to celebrate the success of the Fund.

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Mr Wallace spoke at the event about how the FlightPath Fund supported a previous PACE project to raise awareness of cyber bullying. Representatives of other organisations which have received financial support in the past also addressed the audience, which included MPs, MSPs and councillors.

The I Am Me play will be accompanied by discussion workshops and the intention is to raise awareness of what constitutes a disability hate crime, reduce the number of incidents and encourage more reporting of incidents.

PACE is working with partners Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland on the project, which will be delivered in schools, community groups and disability support groups. A steering group will be set up to seek the views of young people and disabled people which will influence the design and direction of the productions and workshops.

David Wallace said “More than a fifth of the population of Renfrewshire is classed as disabled or having a long-term illness. Too often people with a disability become the victims of crime because of that and appear to accept abuse as part of daily life.

“It is estimated that 97% of disability hate crimes go unreported and the purpose of I Am Me is to bring about a clearer understanding of the effect that incidents have on individuals, perpetrators and communities. We are extremely grateful to Glasgow Airport for the financial support which allows us to get this project off the ground.”

Archie Hunter said: “I Am Me is a fantastic initiative and one that we are very proud to support. PACE is an extremely innovative organisation which uses theatre to engage with young people in Renfrewshire, raising awareness of serious issues in a way they can relate to. Disability hate crime is undoubtedly a big problem in our society and the PACE Theatre Company is to be commended for tackling it in a creative way.”

Amanda McMillan added: “It is important that the population around the airport can share in our success and it was very encouraging to hear from some of the groups who have benefitted from the Flightpath Fund. Listening to representatives of these organisations speak passionately about their work makes us even more determined to continue supporting our communities.”