And that’s a wrap for Team Carr Gomm...for now anyway

Partnership Working

Thanks to the effort and hard work from all our teams, the people we support across Scotland and their friends and family, Team Carr Gomm has truly been a resounding success.

It all started with the launch event back in May, which was attended by a number of local MSPs, and since then people have been walking, running, jumping, cycling and swimming their way to complete the miles they pledged in order to raise much needed funds to stomp out loneliness across Scotland.

We’ve had people taking up all manner of endeavours; from the Kiltwalk to Tough Mudder and sponsored historic walks to cycle trips round some of Scotland’s most beautiful islands.

I myself, recently enjoyed a glorious walk across the Forth Road Bridge, raising £550. Thanks to everyone who joined me on the day.

Now that our summer leg (pardon the pun) of the campaign has come to a close, we are delighted to announce that we’ve raised a total of £20,620. 

I really do want to thank everyone that took the time to contribute to this total. I hope you enjoyed being active and socialising with friends, family and colleagues.

What’s more, we achieved twice the amount of miles that we set out to do. The feedback from across the organisation has been overwhelmingly positive.

We’ve had people saying that they’d like to repeat their challenges to raise more money for Team Carr Gomm and quite a few of the people we support have said they want to recreate the events to enjoy with family and friends.

It’s for this reason that we’ve decided to adopt Team Carr Gomm as our overarching fundraising theme.

Whilst we’ll be bringing our summer challenges to a close – that is our 1,000 mile virtual route around Scotland, raising £30,000 – we’ll keep Team Carr Gomm as our ‘brand’ for future fundraising activities.

We already have two fundraising events in the pipeline which will mark the start of a new chapter for Team Carr Gomm.

Mid Argyll’s SDS Blether Group will be hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 6 October from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Templars Hall in Tarbert. There’ll be children’s activities, a bottle stall and a chance to learn some sign language. Pop along if you can.

We also have ‘Dance like nobody’s watching’, taking place on Wednesday 24 October from 7pm – 9.30pm at Glasgow’s Club 29. It’s a really fun women’s club night where you’ll have the chance to put on your dancing shoes and journey through the decades. It’s an open event, so the more the merrier….

All the money raised will still go towards supporting activities and projects to stomp out loneliness in communities across Scotland.

And huge thank you once again to everyone who’s been involved with Team Carr Gomm so far.

Don’t forget to follow us @CG_CarrGomm on Twitter and @CarrGomm on Facebook. And stay tuned here for future Team Carr Gomm news!

Lucy Wren, CEO, Carr Gomm