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Glasgow charity awarded £5,000 thanks to the Sir Arnold Clark Summer Fund

In partnership with Radio Clyde Cash for Kids, we were delighted to help Glasgow-based Brunswick Centre.

Brunswick Centre receive their cheque

Brunswick Centre receive their cheque

We were thrilled to award £5,000 to the Brunswick Centre from the Sir Arnold Clark Summer Fund in partnership with Radio Clyde Cash for Kids.

Following feedback from their local children, the Glasgow-based community centre will use the donation to create a garden space that everyone in the community can benefit from.

The kids will explore the great outdoors, finding inspiration for their project by visiting every one of Glasgow’s parks.

The project will also teach young people key life skills, as they are encouraged to travel using public transport, learning to plan journeys and read timetables.

Brunswick Community’s Operations Manager Julie Toal said: ‘We were saddened to hear throughout the planning stage that some of the young people we work with have never been further than Glasgow city centre.

'We plan on using the funding as a tool to showcase Glasgow to the young people.’

Runners up, Vics in the Community in Ayrshire, will use their £2,500 grant to hold a football tournament in memory of Sir Arnold Clark, in which grassroots teams throughout Ayrshire will compete. They are also planning a family fun day, and visits to Hampden and the Transport Museum.

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.’

Charity Fundraising Executive at Cash For Kids, Ciara Robertson added: ‘We know how difficult the holidays can be for families who are struggling. Funds like these allow children living in poverty to experience exciting activities and create memories that will last a lifetime.’

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