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SPEN Support GGG at Kiltwalk

SP Energy Networks supports GGG at the Glasgow Kiltwalk

Glasgow’s Golden Generation continues to be there for isolated older adults thanks to more than £1,700 raised by SP Energy Networks

Glasgow’s Golden Generation (GGG), a charity that helps reduce loneliness and isolation in older adults across the city, has received more than £1,700 thanks to staff at SP Energy Networks taking part in this year’s Kiltwalk.

The charity, which runs three day centres in Glasgow, has been supporting older adults since 1948 and has continued throughout the pandemic, adapting its services to ensure it can best support its demographic.

Participants of the fundraising event took on the enormous task of walking up to 23 miles from Glasgow Green to Balloch at the end of last month to raise huge sums of cash.

Melissa Dobbie and a team of staff at SP Energy Networks took on the mammoth challenge to raise funds for GGG. 

She said: “I think the work that Glasgow’s Golden Generation do is so important. They are there for the most vulnerable people in Glasgow and, especially through lockdowns over the last few years, have provide support to so many elderly people who would otherwise be extremely lonely.”

SP Energy Networks Social Obligations Team has partnered with GGG for more than four years. They supported the charity with their emergency food delivery campaign through the pandemic through funding and staff volunteer. Throughout winter, they also provided service users with winter essentials kits and advice on energy efficiency.

Melissa continued: “Five of us took part in the Kiltwalk and we chose to do the ‘Big Stroll’ which was just over 14 miles, taking us from Clydebank to Balloch. It was such an amazing atmosphere, with everyone in great spirits and the sun shining all day.

“We are so happy to have raised a total of more than £1,700 for GGG, with thanks to the Hunter Foundation topping up our total by 50% and a boost of £500 from SP Energy Networks.”

“It is in the DNA of both organisations to help when required and that’s why GGG are such a great fit as our charity partner. Our team who took part also wanted to individually give something back to a great cause.”

Richard Donald, Chief Executive Officer at Glasgow’s Golden Generation, said: “We are so grateful to the team at SP Energy Networks who raised a huge sum of money for GGG. We really couldn’t continue to deliver our services across Glasgow without the help of fundraisers like Melissa and her team.

“The last few years have been hard for charities, but even more so for our vulnerable service users who have become even more isolated. We are so grateful to our supporters for getting out there and taking part in events like the Kiltwalk. The funds raised will ensure that we can continue to deliver and grow our services so we can be there for older adults in Glasgow.”

If you would like to take part in a fundraising challenge to raise money for GGG, you can get in touch with Lesley, fundraising manager, at