In the Silverburn road show challenge : Everyone’s A Winner! individuals can cycle a mile in the Mall to raise funds for the Hub. More than 300 people did that last Sunday to take the fundraising past the £2000 mark.
For every mile cycled, Silverburn donates 60p to the Pollok Sports Hub.
The Sports Hub is the local umbrella charity which supports sports teams and encourages more young people to become involved in sport and more residents to use the Hub facilities.
Commenting on the efforts so far, Silverburn’s General Manger, David Pierotti, said: ‘For just 60 seconds of your time you can put money towards a potential future local Olympian.’
Kevin West, Sports Development Officer with Glasgow Life plays a large part in the Community Sports Hub and has been massively involved in the challenge on the mall. He said, ‘The funds raised by Silverburn will go towards raising the capacity of the sports clubs to provide Pathways not just for young people to participate in sport but also for local people to become involved as volunteers.’ The funds will go towards equipment, promotional materials, training and access opportunities.
The static cycle effort is stationed outside Debenhams until Sunday August 12. Further information on the Everyone’s a Winner’s road show: http://style.shopsilverburn.com/events
Silverburn and Dams to Darnley Country Park are working together in a bid to raise awareness of the recreational opportunities on offer at the park situated between Barrhead, Darnley and Newton Mearns.
Dams to Darnley Country Park, a joint venture between Glasgow City and East Renfrewshire Councils, offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and fishing as well as an abundance of wildlife.
To help spread the word about the country park, Silverburn shopping centre is hosting an exhibition in the mall on 27th August 10am-4pm which will showcase the importance of the area for wildlife and the beautiful landscape available for residents to enjoy.
Silverburn, a major local employer, is also hosting a Summer BBQ at Dams to Darnley Country Park for staff and their families. It is hoped that this event will stimulate increased interest and encourage more people to make use of the country park.
As part of the event, Silverburn will be fundraising for new fishing rods that will be used by a new Angling Club set up within the country park to introduce young people to the sport.
Councillor Alex Glass of Glasgow City Council and current Chair of the Dams to Darnley Country Park Joint Committee, said: ‘I am delighted that Silverburn is showcasing this wonderful park. For many local people it remains a bit of a secret so I hope they will take the opportunity to explore the park and follow its development.’
Eilidh Milne, one of the country park rangers said: ‘The country park is a beautiful oasis yet many people still don’t know of its existence. We are delighted to be working with Silverburn and are confident that once people discover what’s on offer, they will return time and time again.’
Silverburn’s centre director, David Pierotti added: ‘I have lived in the area all my life and hadn’t been to the Dams – now my family and I go regularly as it’s an inspiring place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery.Our collaboration with Dams to Darnley Country Park fits well with Silverburn’s commitment to supporting the local community and the environment. With the country park rangers, we plan to set up a litter picking initiative with Silverburn staff. I believe it is something our stores would be delighted to get involved in.’
For further information log on to www.damstodarnley.org.