14 October 2016

Pupils from two Uddingston schools join forces to tackle sectarianism
Pupils from two Uddingston schools join forces to tackle sectarianism

Nil by Mouth is celebrating again after receiving a £2,000 donation from the WA Cargill Trust to support our ‘Champions for Change’ school awards scheme.

The Trust’s support will deliver a series of events across 2017 bringing together pupils from across the country, helping them build bridges between people from different religious and cultural backgrounds.

‘Champions for Change’ encourages schools to work together on initiatives aimed at raising awareness of the harmful impact of sectarianism in society and devise events and campaigns to celebrate diversity. In May this year Nil by Mouth launched a funding appeal to help develop the programme at Hampden Stadium. Since then more than £10,000 has been raised by individuals and charitable trusts such as WA Cargill to support the schools programme.

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said:
This is another huge boost for our schools programme. Since ‘Champions for Change’ was launched in 2011 we have reached tens of thousands of pupils in more than 150 schools right across Scotland. During 2017 we have exciting plans to expand this reach even further and this donation pushes us beyond the £10,000 barrier of funds raised to make this a reality. We are extremely grateful to the WA Cargill Trust for deciding to invest in our work. This can be the generation which rids Scotland of bigotry once and for all.’