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    Weʼve raised £2,869 to fund the Pollokshields Weekly Social - food, friends, fun for all.

    Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland
    Funded on Saturday, 1st April 2023

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    In 2020 & 2021 the dancing Christmas Tree boogied a joyous total of 172 km to raise funds for fun stuff for the kids at local schools (Pollokshields Primary, Glendale, Gleann Dail, St. Alberts). Those funds provided super experiences for children who had faced great challenges and trauma during lockdowns. From a resident circus school, to aerial workshops, to a mahoosive climbing walls and inflatables being set up in the school yard, to a whole school trip to see the Lion King the kids were gifted with experiences that brought laughter to their lives and created lifelong memories.

    This year I am dancing TWENTY FOUR HOURS to create the Pollokshields Weekly Social. This will be a centre point for the community to meet, get a hot meal, see a film, meet a friend, make news friends, feel good and have fun!

    The funds will be managed by Pollokshields Community Food Point (SC050835)working with Urban Roots & Pollokshields Mutual Aid to implement the program.

    As a solo low income working Mum I feel the fuel and food crisis acutely. In addition I don't feel *I* have fully recovered from the effects of lockdown and I am one of the luckier ones. In the two years of lockdowns many of our social networks were fractured that have not bounced back. People's lives were disrupted, mental health is poor, people feel disconnected. In the face of this deficit we need to create that space we want again. The winter is looking to be a cold one physically and psychologically. Let's make some joyous spaces and experiences for people!

    Thank you so much.

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    • Kate E. Deeming1 year ago
      Kate E. Deeming

      Kate E. Deeming

      1 year ago

      We have raised about £460 in cash and £2799 online! I will keep donations open through the new year. I will be meeting with Pollokshields Mutual Aid and Urban Roots to start the process of planning our weekly Warm Banks at the start of January. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Warm, Bright and Joyous New Year! Thanks so much xxoo Kate E.

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    • Kate E. Deeming1 year ago
      Kate E. Deeming

      Kate E. Deeming

      1 year ago

      Glasgow Live https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/glasgow-viral-christmas-tree-dancer-25696089

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    • Kate E. Deeming1 year ago
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      Kate E. Deeming

      1 year ago

      Glasgow Standard https://glasgowstandard.com/2022/12/16/glasgows-dancing-christmas-tree-takes-on-challenge-to-raise-cash-for-warm-banks/

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    Page last updated on: 12/29/2022 09.53

    Supporters

    118

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 29, 2022

    • Rach

      Rach

      Dec 28, 2022

      £20.00

    • Humaira

      Humaira

      Dec 23, 2022

      £10.00

    • Hazel

      Hazel

      Dec 23, 2022

      Well done Kate! 🌲🎅🥰

      £10.00

    • Jenn Culbertson

      Jenn Culbertson

      Dec 19, 2022

      I loved watching this from afar. You are my favorite dancing Christmas tree!

      £50.00

    • Christine Macfarlane

      Christine Macfarlane

      Dec 19, 2022

      Well done, Kate! 🎄🥰

      £20.00

    • Chris Devaney

      Chris Devaney

      Dec 18, 2022

      Wow! Just wow! X

      £30.00

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    Kate E. Deeming

    Kate E. Deeming

    Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland

    As a dancer, artist, community organiser & solo Mum I am interested in creating positive, fun experiences that bring people together. In 2020 & 2021 I donned a Christmas Tree costume and danced about my community of Pollokshields, Glasgow and raised £14k for local schools!

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