Remembering Callan Gordon

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Callan Gordon

  • Remember

    Amount we’ve raised in Callan’s memory $5,114.40

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    Scottish Book Trust

    Scottish Book Trust

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    • Donation by Gordon

      £1,800.00

      + £450.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Eilidh M

      Donated on behalf of my own Callan, who also loves to write and draw.

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

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    Our fundraising pages 1

    • CallanGordonAward2020

      Thank you for visiting our fundraising page.

      Our son Callan tragically took his own life on the morning of the 10th of September 2011. Callan’s life revolved around writing; he was a keen observer of everything around him, using his poems and short stories to understand and communicate the way in which he viewed the world. Callan has left his fingerprints on all our lives and will never be gone from our hearts and our memories.

      In memory of Callan and his love of writing, our family set up the Callan Gordon Award. The award offers a place on Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Programme and is open to short story writers and poets between the ages of 18 and 35.

      Every two years, our family fundraises for the award. Please donate to our page and help to ensure that Callan’s passion for writing continues to support others.

      You'll be supporting people like Karen who won the award in 2016 and has recently had a TV show commissioned. She said ‘Winning Callan's award has changed my life. I don't say that lightly. It helped build my confidence. I’ve met some lovely people: I've received nothing except unwavering support from Scottish Book Trust and my fellow New Writers. If it hadn't been for Callan, if it hadn't been for this award, I would have given up. Callan made such a huge difference in peoples' lives, and he continues to do so.’

      Sasha who was the recipient in 2018 told us that he is 'Utterly overwhelmed to have this opportunity, it’s such an encouragement and I hope to use it well. I’m really grateful to the Scottish Book Trust and the Gordon family and everyone who’s supported me in this.'

      We are glad that Callan’s memory lives on in the Callan Gordon Award for New Writers with Scottish Book Trust.

      Thank you so much for your support.

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      Total so far:

      $4,868.09

    Donations made in memory of Callan Gordon13

    • Donation by Gordonto Iain's page on 12/03/2020

      £1,800.00

      + £450.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Eilidh Mto Iain's page on 12/11/2019

      Donated on behalf of my own Callan, who also loves to write and draw.

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Iain's page on 12/11/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stewartto Iain's page on 07/11/2019

      Great prize and wish it a long future!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Bethto Iain's page on 07/11/2019

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Forbes Stewartto Iain's page on 07/11/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Iain's page on 07/11/2019

      Wonderful.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Duncanto Iain's page on 07/11/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Bryony Revellto Iain's page on 06/11/2019

      In memory of a gentle soul x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andy torranceto Iain's page on 06/11/2019

      All the best for a good cause and keeping the memories alive :)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Iain Gordonto Iain's page on 06/11/2019

      £2,000.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Youngto Iain's page on 25/06/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ashley Mowatto Iain's page on 25/06/2019

      I'm someone affected by Mental Health and an avid reader. I love what SBT in supporting new and emerging writers, and promoting reading to all ages.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Scottish Book Trust

      Scottish Book Trust

      We are a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle.

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