Good Morning Mountain Challenge

5 Peaks of the Compass

Friends of the charity: Steve Boyd, Gordon Main, Steve Thompson and Ross Thomson came up with the challenge of bagging five of Scotland's highest peaks on the compass: the most northern, southern, eastern, western and central mountains of Scotland within 36 hours.

Their route: a midnight start at Ben Hope in Sutherland, down to central Schielallion near Aberfeldy, swung eastwards to Mount Keene near Brechin, then crossed the country to Ben Lomond in the west. The final challenge loomed over the sea to Skye, and a climb of Sgurr na Banachdich.

"Five highest mountains and 620 miles in 34 hours, 50 minutes. I've seen how the service helps people and we couldn't think of a better charity to help."

Sgurr na Banachdich of the Cuillins on Skye, the most westerly munro.

Great Scottish Run

Andy Wright

Andy, Befriending Manager, undertakes the annual Great Scottish Run to raise funds for the charity. Each autumn Andy braves the usually cold, wet and windy weather in the Great Scottish Run to raise funds for Good Morning Service.

"I know first-hand how much our Good Morning Calls mean to people. When people call us their lifesavers, good friends, and even family, then you know we're doing something special."

"I'm not a huge fan of running, more into 5-a-side football, but gave it a go a few years ago and members really encouraged me so here I am again!."

Look out for Andy in the Great Scottish Run, and say "hello!"!

El Camino de Santiago

Emily McCurrie

Friend of the charity, Emily, undertook the 500 mile walk across France and Spain to raise funds for the charity.

The Way of St James (El Camino de Santiago) is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes coming from all directions across Spain and beyond to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela.

Emily chose the Camino Frances route, from St Jean Pied de Port in France. Undertaking the pilgrimage alone, Emily valued the time for reflection and contemplation while covering 15-20 miles a day and enjoyed meeting fellow pilgrims along the way.

"On returning from the Camino I realised that there was a constant running theme of human connection. It's something that makes me love what the Good Morning Service does extremely well - it brings people together."

Corporate Sponsorship

Leading Glasgow city centre law firm, Dallas McMillan, announces a new charity partnership with Good Morning Service.

Gordon Bell, Partner and Head of Litigation, explained:

"As a firm, we are committed to fundraising for charitable causes where we feel we can make a real difference. When we became aware of work and impact of the Good Morning Service we wanted to take action. Having provided employment support pro bono to the charity since 2016 we have become familiar with the organisation therefore adding a fund-raising strategy was the natural next step."

"By adding a second charity to our portfolio this year we are bolstering our corporate social responsibility strategy, something which is important to the team here at Dallas McMillan."

Nicky Thomson, Chief Executive of Good Morning Service, added:

"We're absolutely delighted to become a charity partner of Dallas McMillan. The demand for our Good Morning Call service continues to grow and their financial support is much needed. The generosity of the team and their network is warmly appreciated and will directly support us in supporting older people to live a life where they are - and feel - connected, safer and valued."

Members of the terrific fundraising team at solicitors, Dallas McMillan.

Make a difference

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Fund raising

As a small charity, we don’t have a budget for TV, radio or newspaper advertising so we rely on warm-hearted individuals spreading the word in their workplaces, sports teams and social circles. We would love your help. As fundraiser, Steve, says: "It might take a wee bit of thought and elbow grease, but the rewards are so worth it!"

It's easy to become a friend of Good Morning Service. You can simply make a donation by clicking on the Donate link or how about trying out your own ideas and setting up your own fund-raising page? Every penny is important. We count every penny and make every penny count.

Click here to download ideas to raise funds.

• Get creative! Maybe a sponsored 5-minute comedy routine on your lunch break or a fancy-dress dog walk?
• What do you enjoy? It could be a bake sale or a craft sale with your team mates, friends or neighbours.
• See yourself having a good time and doing good at the same time!

Feel good and do good, please do become a friend of our charity and make a difference!