About Colin Galbraith
The Sky Project
Colin was delighted to accept The SKY Project's request for him to become a patron.
"I am delighted and very proud to be a patron of The SKY Project. Children should be free to grow and learn unrestricted, and to be able to explore the world away from the issues us adults impose on it.
"Every child has his or her own talent or special something to bring to the world, and I believe the work of The SKY Project is crucial in allowing this to continue to happen in the community of Shortlees in Kilmarnock.
"I wish The SKY Project all the very best for the future, and I'm positive that the selfless generosity of the team involved in this charity, are moving it forward in the right direction every day."
About The Sky Project
The SKY Project exists to provide access to a grass-roots, cost free service offering youth work, life skills, and opportunity for personal growth to the significantly disadvantaged children and young people in the community of Shortlees in Kilmarnock.
The area of Shortlees is in the top 15% most deprived on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2009, with our base situated in the top 5%.
SKY aims to combat the restrictions placed upon the children and young people by abject poverty and to offer hope to young people within a community, where there is a sense of hopelessness and resignation to accept what is less than they are capable of achieving.
Their aim is to include the excluded; be that behaviour, social status or with the need of additional support or disability. They do this through a range of youth clubs tailored to the ever changing needs of the community. As children and young people are positively affected through the Project, it is envisaged that their families and also the community in which they live, will be affected by positive changes in their lives. We are working towards an owning of the Project as they experience being part of something special within their own community.
In December 2011, Colin visited The SKY Project to talk to the kids about poetry and about being a writer. To read just how much Colin enjoyed the visit and find out what he learned, you can read all about it on his blog.
What Can You do?
Please support the great work of The SKY Project by texting SKYP21 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10 to 70070.
100% of your donation goes to them and is used to fund projects throughout the year.
Alternatively, send a cheque made out to 'The SKY Project' and send it to:The SKY Project
16 Brewery Rd
Where To Find Themwww.theskyproject.co.uk