Richard donald

Assistant Director and Fundraising Manager

Fundraising

Glasgow’s Golden Generation needs your help now more than ever. Since the beginning of the year, GGG has supported over 700 older adults throughout our Covid-19 campaign and with your help we can reach even more. The charity provides vital services to the elderly such as befriending, essential food and items delivery service, welfare advice and weekly clubs.

There are many ways of how you can support our work, including through the giving of regular donations, fundraising events, runs and challenges.

You can also support GGG through playing Yaldi, Glasgow’s Community Lottery, choosing us as your cause in the Co-op and much much more. Click here to find out more about easy ways you can donate to GGG.

FUNDRAISE FOR US

kiltwalk 2021

Well 2020 was a year of challenge in more ways than one!  Thousands of people still took on the challenge of the Kiltwalk albeit virtually. We are delighted to announce that you can sign up to take part in the Virtual Kiltwalk to raise funds for Glasgow’s Golden Generation. Your fundraising efforts will make a huge difference to the older adults we work with across Glasgow and this year Sir Tom Hunter has pledged to add an additional 50% to what you raise, making every penny raised even more valuable to us.

The Kiltwalk is an amazing event taking place at different locations in Scotland but in some ways the Virtual Kiltwalk is even better! You, your friends and family can do it whenever it suits you and in whatever location suits you, Covid-19 restrictions allowing. You can go at your own pace as you walk, dance or run in aid of Glasgow’s Golden Generation.

To register to take part please follow the Kiltwalk link or if you have any queries please contact fundraising by email to fundraising@glasgowgg.org.uk or call us on 0141 221 9924.

CHARITY SKYDIVE

If a parachute jump is on your bucket list then why not register with Glasgow’s Golden Generation and raise funds for a good cause while doing something you have always dreamed of?

Participants will enjoying spectacular views of the Perthshire and Tayside countryside as they jump from 10,000 feet freefalling at 120mph down to 5,000 feet before the parachute is opened up and you soar gently to the ground.

 To take part you must be of reasonable health as medicalchecks are required for those over 40. You must also weigh less than 14st or be within your height weight ratio as strict weight restrictions apply. Participants must be over 16 years of age to take part and those under 18 will require parent / guardian consent.

Participants must agree to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship as this includes the cost of the jump with the remainder being donated to Glasgow’s Golden Generation.

To guarantee your place we require:

  • a £25 Registration Fee
  • a commitment to raise a minimum sponsorship of £500
  • you must be of reasonable health and medical checks are required for those aged over 40
  • participants must be over 16 years old and those under 18 will require parent/guardian consent
  • participants must weigh less than 14st or be within your height weight ratio as strict weight restrictions apply and your jump could be cancelled

Skydives will be taking place throughout the year with the exception of winter (December, January and February) subject to change and new restrictions with regard to the current pandemic. While we will do our best to accommodate all bookings within a reasonable time frame we would ask for your patience and understanding at this time.

If you would like more information please e-mail fundraising@glasgowsgg.org.uk to request an information pack.

ZIPSLIDE ACROSS THE CLYDE - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to government guidelines and Covid-19 restrictions our Zipslide Across the Slide has been postponed until further notice.

If you had already registered for the event in 2020 we will be in touch as soon as we have a confirmed date and your registration and sponsorship will be carried forward.

If you would like to note your interest in the event for when it is able to go ahead please email fundraising@glasgowgg.org.uk and we will contact you as soon as we know the new date.

CORPORATE SUPPORT

Over the past 70 years, GGG has been supported by many organisations in the community including schools, businesses and churches. If you’d like to support GGG or become one of our Corporate Partners, please click here for more information. 

We will also be seeking sponsorship for our Ladies Afternoon Tea which will be held again in 2021 and would be delighted to discuss this with you.

We’ve partnered with McClure Solicitors to provide free wills, a free will review, and special price power of attorney. All that we ask for in return is for you to consider making a donation to Glasgow’s Golden Generation. You can also make a gift in your will to Glasgow’s Golden Generation and we have put together a helpful guide on how to do this.

McClure’s have also kindly supplied some help videos.

You can access the video for guidance on free wills here

If you wish to learn more about free will reviews head over here

Want to know more about Power of Attorney? You’ll find it here

Please call 0800 8521 999 for more info.