A big thank you to everyone who has supported our Summer Food and School Bags campaign. We have had an amazing response to the campaign. Individuals, groups and businesses have all provided school bags, water bottles, stationery and lunch boxes, as well as snacks to go into the lunch boxes. Donations are still arriving, but we are already going to be sending around 80 children and young people back for the new Autumn term of school.
The school Summer holidays are a time for enjoying the sun and relaxing. However, for the families that we support at Start Up Stirling, the choice is not what destination they plan to travel to on their break, but how to stretch scarce resources to try and make ends meet just to feed their families. We know that on many occasions, parents go without food to make sure that their children aren’t hungry. Summer for them can be one of the toughest times of the year, having to feed growing children and young people for the duration of the school holiday, which has become even more difficult this year with the rising cost of food.
We were delighted to have been chosen as the nominated charity by a number of groups from Secondary Schools in the Stirling Council area, who were taking part in this year’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland. The scheme, run and funded by The Wood Group, is usually undertaken by a full year group of pupils and is designed to help them engage with local charities. In order for them to win the £3000 grant for their chosen charity, they must identify a social issue in their local area and prepare and showcase a presentation to a judging panel, in their own creative way.
At Start Up Stirling we are excited to see the return of the Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday 24th April. Walk with your family, friends or a team of work colleagues from Glasgow Green and enjoy the amazing Kiltwalk atmosphere, whilst raising money for people in crisis in the Stirling area.
Explore Scotland’s best preserved city Walls that are right here in the centre of Stirling. Dr Murray Cook, Stirling Council's Archaeologist, will be hosting one of his popular guided walks on Tuesday 22nd February from 2-4pm.
To book a place and for more details, please contact Dr Cook at [email protected]. The walk is free to attend, but a donation to support Start Up Stirling would be appreciated.
Footsteps For Your Foodbank - 10,000 steps every day throughout February
Published on January 14, 2022
Support Start Up Stirling, as well as getting fit in February by taking the 10,000 steps challenge. An average person walks 5,000 steps every day, but going for a walk for just an extra 30 minutes can boost that figure to 10,000 steps. There are lots of different activities that you can do to achieve this that will help to keep you motivated. You don’t need a watch or pedometer that measures your step count, as there are plenty of phone apps that can help you measure this for free if you wish.