An event was held at Arnold Clark’s Hillington head office this week to launch the Sir Arnold Clark Summer Camp Fund with Radio Clyde Cash for Kids, with a number of youth groups in attendance to find out how they could benefit. The fund will provide opportunities for young people living in Glasgow and the West of Scotland to have a life-enhancing and memorable experience during the summer holiday period.
The Cash for Kids Summer Camp is open to applications from all community groups working with children and young people aged up to 16 years old and located within the West of Scotland.
Community groups working with children between the ages of 12 and 15 will also have the opportunity of winning £5,000 for their project and a valuable work experience placement for ten young people at Arnold Clark’s head office.
Eddie Hawthorne, Chief Executive and Group Managing Director at Arnold Clark said: ‘Sir Arnold was a keen supporter of many charities, but the work that Radio Clyde Cash for Kids carries out to make the lives of thousands of vulnerable children living in poverty was one he was particularly keen on. The Sir Arnold Clark Summer Camp Fund is a fitting tribute to him and the Arnold Clark Group is delighted to make our positive impact on young people even greater than before by providing an exciting work experience opportunity for ten young people.’
Arnold Clark was the first organisation to win a platinum award from Radio Clyde Cash for Kids in recognition of its generous support of vulnerable children. In recognition of their continuing work, Radio Clyde’s Gina McKie presented Eddie Hawthorne with another platinum award.
Debbie Fraser, Regional Charity Manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids said: ‘For many years Sir Arnold recognised the work we do supporting children living in poverty. The launch of the Sir Arnold Clark Summer Camp Fund is a fitting legacy to his wonderful support and one that will have such a positive impact on the young people benefitting from it’
Applications to The Sir Arnold Clark Summer Camp Fund are open until 1st June 2018.