A professor at Glasgow University has helped raise £675.75 for us by running not one, not two, but a breath-taking TWENTY-FIVE 10km races!
Ade Kearns, Professor of Urban Studies at Glasgow University, presented the cheque on Friday at our Family Lunch, having managed to complete all the races well ahead of schedule. Originally planned to stagger all the road races over two years, the pacy pedagogue the sped through all twenty-five in just 16 months.
The professor’s achievement might help to inspire anyone whose new year’s resolution to get more exercise hasn’t managed to get out of the blocks in January. Despite running the distance between Glasgow and Newcastle, he was no race-running veteran. He said: “I had only ever run one 10k before doing this. It was a challenge!” Prof. Kearns has taken a keen interest in Drumchapel through the GoWell project, a research and learning programme that aims to investigate the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal in Glasgow on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
Sharon Colvin, Project Manager at 3D Drumchapel, said: “we’re absolutely delighted with Prof. Kearns’s donation, and really impressed with his determination and stamina!”
“His donation will help us to continue to offer a wide variety of vital activities and services for families, to provide support, strengthen relationships, and empower positive change"
Say hello to Waddles!
Just before Christmas we introduced our new penguin mascot, and it was a big hit at all our Christmas parties. The only problem was we didn't know what to call them! So, we ran a poll on our Facebook page, and after all the ballots were counted we've found the most popular name....
And here's Waddles in action handing our presents and raising smiles at our Shake, Rattle & Roll and Family Lunch Christmas parties:
MASSIVE THANKS to P3 and P3/4 classes at Colquhoun Park Primary, who raised £300 for 3D by making and selling Christmas crafts! It was a fantastic achievement by everyone and we're extremely grateful for you support. Marion and Waddles our penguin went along to collect the cheque and say thanks :)
A new year and a new programme - we have lots of fun activities for 2017! Alongside our regular sessions and services we're particularly excited to be working with the Young Women's Movement to run the Empowering Pathways course for the first time, to bring back our popular John Muir Award Family Group activities and, after a very successful pilot, to introduce Blairdardie Heroes, a fun series of craft-based workshops focused on books
April, Dan and Phillipa Went all competed in the 5K Glasgow Santa Dash 2016, raising a fantastic £225 for 3D! Dan and Phillipa clocked in at an impressive buggy-pushing 34 minutes, while April did even better, achieving a post-pregnancy personal best time of 32 minutes and 5 seconds.
Well done for doing so well, and a massive thank you from everyone here at the project, we all really appreciate the work you put in!