Huge thanks to all who took part in the Zip Wire on Saturday 21st May, raising funds for Dunfermline Advocacy and The Pars Foundation. Everyone said they loved the experience, from Sammy the Tammy – who bravely went first – to Martin Reid, who travelled all the way from Newcastle for the challenge!
Dunfermline Advocacy’s own John, Ewan, Lesley and Jo took part. Lesley in particular should be congratulated for conquering her fear of heights in the name of Charity!
Thanks also to all the wonderful volunteers who made the event run like clockwork.
You can still sponsor any of the Zip Wire participants up until 30th June, when we will announce the grand total! All funds are to be divided equally between Dunfermline Advocacy and the Pars Foundation.
Sammy the Tammy’s fundraising page is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SammyTheTammy
Gregor Tennent, Assistant Manager, talks about the work of the Pars Foundation:
“The Pars Foundation have been delivering community work on behalf of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club for three years.
Since its birth in May 2013 we have provided football programmes for children at primary schools as well as midnight league football in partnership with Police Scotland and local charity Heart and Sound.
We have three established School Engagement programmes, sponsored by Tesco Dunfermline, which focus on literacy, health and wellbeing.
Our “Tours for Schools” gives children the opportunity to learn about the wider employment related aspects in the world of football including business, accounting, retail, hospitality, physiotherapy, media and maintenance.
We have a range of fitness programmes for men and women, with a specialist class for new mums called “Baby Buggy Boot Camp”. This helps mum’s bounce back into fitness while including their baby in the activities.
The Pars Foundation’s newest programme “Pars Rising Stars” will start in May and work with children who have a range of physical and mental disabilities giving them the opportunity to take part and learn new football skills and more importantly have fun.
There are many other new plans in the pipeline and the Pars Foundation will be looking to increase opportunities for as many families in Dunfermline and West Fife as possible.”