Lord Provost Backs ‘Champions for Change’

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17 October 2016

The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Cllr Sadie Docherty, will host the event
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Cllr Sadie Docherty, will host the event

The Lord Provost of Glasgow is throwing open the doors of City Chambers next month in an effort to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Cllr Sadie Docherty will be hosting her annual ‘Charity Lunch’ at Glasgow City Chambers on the afternoon of Saturday 5th November. The event has proved highly successful in recent years, raising tens of thousands of pounds for good causes including the STV Kids Appeal, The Silver Line and The Morning Service. This year the Lord Provost has named Nil by Mouth and the Glasgow Humane Society as the two charities to benefit from the event.

The three course lunch will include entertainment, raffles, silent auctions and an opportunity to bid for some fantastic prizes donated by businesses across the city.

Nil by Mouth has been working to build bridges between people from different religious and cultural backgrounds since 2000. It was set up by Glasgow teenager Cara Henderson following the brutal sectarian murder of her school friend Mark Scott and today we takes our message of tolerance and change to schools, workplaces, colleges and communities across the country. In February 2015 Cara was named Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year in recognition for her efforts to help others better understand difference.

Funds raised at the event will go toward supporting our ‘Champions for Change’ programme which brings together young people from different religious and cultural traditions to learn more about themselves and each other. During 2015/16 more than 10,000 pupils from more than 100 schools took part in this programme.

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said:

‘We are absolutely over the moon that the Lord Provost has nominated us as one of the beneficiaries from her charity lunch. It is fantastic honour and we cannot thank her enough for thinking of us. Glasgow has always been a city that digs deep for good causes and I am sure this event will once again show the city to be the warm and caring place we all know it to be. Our schools programme has never been so popular and we have requests from across the country to deliver workshops, speak at assemblies or run our ‘inter-school ‘programmes. We don’t charge for any of our services so events like this are crucial to helping us keep spreading our message of tolerance and change.’

 

Tickets for the event cost £50 and can be obtained from the Lord Provost’s office by calling 0141 287 4171 or from Nil by Mouth at: engagement@nilbymouth.org