TEAM GLAD'S TARTAN TREK!
Team Glad’s Tartan Trek
Staff and supporters of the Glad Cafe are joining forces to ‘Kiltwalk’ their way around Glasgow’s iconic music venues, and raise £10,000 for The Glad Foundation to keep providing free and affordable music lessons for the young people of the Southside - and they need YOUR HELP!
Funds raised will provide music classes for young people with additional support needs, coming from marginalised communities, and who might otherwise not be able to afford music lessons Team Glad will walk a 20 mile route connecting Glasgow’s music and arts venues that have been forced to close due to lockdown Follow Team Glad’s progress on social media throughout their challenge via the hashtag #GOTEAMGLAD
Sunday 25th April, Shawlands, Glasgow
Team Glad, a group of walkers with ties to The Glad Cafe and Glad Rags Thrift in Shawlands, are aiming to raise £10,000 for their sister-charity, The Glad Foundation, so it can keep providing music classes for young people and children of all backgrounds and abilities in Glasgow’s Southside. “Young people have been hit so hard by the past year’s lockdowns, but we’ve managed to keep the music going by providing online workshops and lessons” says Glad Foundation Project Manager, Rory Haye, “The young people and their parents tell us that staying connected through music-making has been a real lifeline, so these funds will help us continue providing these opportunities to as many people as we can.”
The Kiltwalk is an incredible way to support the charities you care about, with funds raised in sponsorship by walkers being topped up by 50% by The Hunter Foundation, and this year it’s gone virtual, with walkers able to choose their own challenge over the weekend of April 23-25. “As a not-for-profit organisation we’ve always worked to support music and the arts both through our own concerts and events, and the parallel work of The Glad Foundation.” says Sarah Smillie, Glad Cafe co-director. “It’s been such a challenging year for arts organisations, so we wanted to walk a route that connects and celebrates the amazing creativity of Glasgow” adds her brother and co-director Joe Smillie. Team Glad are walking a 20 mile circular route from The Glad Cafe, taking in the East End and iconic spots like the Barrowlands Ballroom, through town to the West End before heading back south, joining the dots between Glasgow’s incredible independent music venues and arts spaces all the way.
And the big question: will they be wearing kilts? Glad Rags Manager Jennie Loof will be making sure you can’t miss Team Glad on the big day.
Team Glad needs your help to hit their target of raising £10,000. There are 3 ways you can get involved: Sponsor one of the Team Glad walkers by visiting virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/teams/TeamGlad. All donations will be topped up by 50% by the Hunter Foundation Join Team Glad for the Kiltwalk and raise funds for the Glad foundation! Sign up at www.thekiltwalk.co.uk and nominate The Glad Foundation as your charity. Then click join team and search for ‘Team Glad’ Tell your friends! On social media, your next zoom quiz or park walk. #GOTEAMGLAD
The Glad Foundation is a charity based in Shawlands, in the southside of Glasgow, providing access to free and affordable music workshops for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. www.thegladfoundation.co.uk