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Team Glad The Kiltwalk
Team Glad
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Team Glad
Team Glad

Our Story


"With the Covid-19 crisis enveloping the country and devastating our ability to operate, like so many small businesses and charities wanting to safeguard the well-being of our staff, participants, and wider community, The Glad Foundation has been forced to close our doors as of 17/03/2020.

BUT there is a silver-lining in the shape of the extraordinary announcement from the Hunter Foundation, that despite having to postpone the Glasgow Kiltwalk until it is considered safe to run it, they will add the 50% to funds raised by March 31st 2020 and then pay out to charities as soon as possible after that. This is a lifeline that will make all the difference to organisations such as ourselves.

Any sponsorship made between now and March 31st will be invaluable in helping the Glad Foundation stay afloat during this period of unprecedented uncertainty. We thank you for your generosity and look forward to be back up and running and making music with the young and vulnerable members of our community in Glasgow as soon as possible!

The Glad Foundation x"

Music has the ability to bring us together like almost nothing else in the world and so we believe passionately in supporting opportunities for everyone in our community to be involved in music-making, whatever their age, ability or background. For that reason we are walking to raise money for The Glad Foundation.

The Glad Foundation runs weekly music workshops and lessons in its own space in Shawlands, and in partnership with local schools and organisations to give opportunities to harder to reach young people. By doing the Kiltwalk we will raise funds to support the Glad Foundation's programme, helping provide essential continuity and minimising barriers to participation, keeping it accessible and affordable for all. Money raised will directly support the delivery of:

  • samba drumming for primary school children living in poverty in Govanhill
  • one-to-one and group music-making for young people with autism spectrum disorder
  • music group for adults with additional support needs and their support workers
  • musicianship and guitar for primary school children in Pollokshields
  • after school guitar and bass group tuition for high school students in Shawlands
  • Primary School Kids Choir
  • 14+ Drumming School
  • 14+ music technology sessions

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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Glasgow Kiltwalk 2020

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