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raised of £5,000 target by 679 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,587 to Pollokshields Primary FUN FUND!

    Funded on Saturday, 3rd April 2021

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    Thank you so much for your generosity!!

    Inspired and creative kids grow into inspired and creative adults. In this time of unprecedented change, school budgets are very tight and children are facing a whole host of new challenges. Mental and physical health are of more importance than ever. This is a fund to provide opportunities for the children of Pollokshields Primary to have FUN experiences in 2021, supporting their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

    We are parents, carers, kids and staff of Pollokshields Primary. As locals we see how Pollokshields Primary, which is a marvellous school, provides a stellar commitment and care for the children.

    Normally the school hosts two fundraisers in the year to fill the gaps where families are unable to provide opportunities for their children. This year, due to Covid, we did not host our Gala day or Winter Arts Fair and therefore the school is experiencing a significant shortfall.

    A large majority of our families lack personal and financial resources to expose the young people in this area to new and diverse experiences in the best of times. This often leads to ‘bad behaviour’ when children do not have the opportunity to develop themselves fully. Imagine the frustration that you would feel if you had a talent and drive that was never able to reach its potential! What we are seeing now is a rise in mental health issues; anxiety, depression and more, amongst our children. Providing alternative experiences will help to alleviate that sense of powerlessness and give them hope for the future.

    The school consistently and creatively finds ways to 'get the kids out' but this takes money. The school has found that 'the best way to raise attainment of our kids is to provide them with experiences outside the school'.

    Here are the goals for the Very Merry Pollokshields Trails SO FAR:

    *will be updated as week progresses

    ---Kate E. Deeming will dance 50 km over the course of the week, keep an eye out for a dancing tree on the trails

    --Jasper Deeming will run 10km

    --Rachel, Sam, Eleanor and Zoe will do all the trails!

    --Saskia, Charlie, Ailsa and Iona will do all the trails

    --Lucie and Imani will do all the trails

    --Nathalie and Otto will do all the trails

    -Babar will be doing a daily 'Frosty Frolic' and adding bits on when he can...

    Can you spare a few pennies to spur them on or can you also do some of the trails???

    Very Merry Pollokshields Event Page:



    • Kate E. Deeming3 years ago
      Kate E. Deeming

      Kate E. Deeming

      3 years ago

      Getting through all the thanks for you wonderful donors!! As there are 678 of you is taking time! I am so enjoying reading your beautiful message - now YOU make ME smile! Once all the thanks are complete will do the transfer of funds to the schools - hope that is by Monday! Wishing you the happiest of days! Here in Pollokshields I am continuing dancing cheer, and if you are local maybe you have seen it? Except this time for joy's sake alone! Loads of love and good grooves, Kate E. xx

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    • Kate E. Deeming3 years ago
      Kate E. Deeming

      Kate E. Deeming

      3 years ago

      In the meantime still miles to dance between now and Monday, I have been leading dance workshops this week alongside all this and that little side job I have as a single Mum to a bonkers 8 year old who is a bucket of joy himself. Lots of love to all - 2021- oh yeah it's gonna be beautifully epic. 🎄⭐🎄

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    • Kate E. Deeming3 years ago
      Kate E. Deeming

      Kate E. Deeming

      3 years ago

      OH MY! I am totally overwhelmed, thankful & so hopeful with events of past week. I will aim to message everyone personally who has kindly donated asap. Have been inundated with calls, interviews and the like from media near and far... the video has nearly a million views! For me this is a powerful sign that the world is ready for joy and hope (and dancing trees clearly) - get on the Joy Express - it's charging into 2021!!! Alternatively you can check in on the new show I am host of (in my mind) 'Strictly FUN dancing'..... get in!!!

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    • Anonymous


      Feb 8, 2021

      Wally made our day this morning as they danced through the snow!


    • B


      Dec 28, 2020

      5678 who do we.....


    • Kate Stephenson

      Kate Stephenson

      Dec 27, 2020

      Saw the dancing tree on Facebook, it cheered me in Yorkshire. I can’t see my daughter this Christmas who lives in Glasgow, made me feel a little closer. X



      Dec 26, 2020

      Well done 'Dances With Baubles'.. keep spreading the JOY!!


    • Babar Malik

      Babar Malik

      Dec 25, 2020

      Jolly it is indeed!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 23, 2020


    • Emma


      Dec 23, 2020


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    Kate E. Deeming

    Kate E. Deeming

    I am a Mum of 8 year old Jasper, a dance activist and community organiser from Philadelphia based in Pollokshields, Glasgow Scotland.

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