Help Falkirk Children's Rights Service reach its Kiltwalk fundraising goal

Staff at Quarriers Falkirk Children’s Rights Service are warming up to take on the Glasgow Kiltwalk to raise funds to host a special celebration day for Falkirk’s children and young people. They are appealing to your generosity to help them reach their target of £500.

Help Falkirk Children's Rights Service reach its Kiltwalk fundraising goal

The children of Falkirk will be invited to a celebration day by Quarriers Falkirk Children’s Rights Service to celebrate the passing of a landmark children’s law that sets out the fundamental rights of all children.

Suzanne Brown, Quarriers Children’s Rights Officer,  and Jude McCafferty, Children’s Rights Participation Worker, are gearing up to do the Glasgow Kiltwalk on 28th April.

The walking duo is hoping to raise £500 with your help, and as the Kiltwalk comes closer, the big questions are: Are they in training? No! Are they confident? Yes!

“Well, we have done a bit of training,” said Suzanne Brown. “We are a really busy team, so we don’t have a lot of spare time for training. We are pinning our success on good snacks getting us around the course and lots of toilet breaks!”

Walking alongside Suzanne and Jude will be Jude’s dog, Jarvis (the) Cocker who will be setting the pace.

Falkirk Children’s Rights Service is an independent service for any child or young person up to the age of 18 and care-experienced young people up to the age of 26.

The service empowers children and young people to participate in decisions that affect their lives. The service promotes, protects and upholds children’s rights, ensuring children’s voices are heard and at the heart of decisions that impact them.

The celebration day is to mark the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) becoming law. This should see a change in the way children’s rights are perceived and should provide a streamlined approach to how children’s rights are dealt with. It comes into operation in July 2024 and Quarriers Falkirk Children’s Rights Service is hopeful that the act will change things for Scotland’s children and their right to be heard.

The options for the celebration day will be discussed with the children who will decide the format they would like, and the money raised will fund a day of fun for them.

If you can help Suzanne and Jude reach their £500 total, please donate at Suzanne Brown is fundraising for Quarriers (justgiving.com)

For more information on Falkirk Children’s Rights Service, visit Falkirk Children’s Rights Service – Quarriers