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Walk, run or cycle to raise money for FNFS this summer

Alistair Collie running in the Tough Mudder for FNFSFamilies Need Fathers Scotland is very grateful for the fundraising efforts by fathers who have used our services and want to support our work.  Two opportunities are coming up this summer in Scotland, plus a presence at the London Marathon raising money for Families Need Fathers.

The Men's 10k in Glasgow is a great chance to celebrate  Father's Day in style on Sunday 19th June.  Going from the Riverside Museum to George Square, the route snakes back and forth across the Clyde.   We will supply an FNFS running t-shirt and cheer you on at start and finish. 

For those seeking a gentler outing, The Walking Dads are holding a 12-mile charity walk on Sunday 24th July from Thriepmuir in the Pentlands.  Organised by Dads Rock, the walk is open to all dads or male carers.

And if two wheels is your choice, how about taking part in Pedal for Scotland on 11th September.  Options are the Big Belter (110 hilly miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh), the standard 55 mile route between the two cities or the Wee Jaunt (9 miles in Edinburgh).

And if you want to support a father running in this year's London Marathon on 24th April go to Alistair Collie's Justgiving page. 

He took part in the Tough Mudder event in Dalkeith in 2014 for FNF Scotland and has now gained a coveted place in this year's London Marathon.

Anyone wanting to take part in these or other events on behalf of FNFS should contact us at info@fnfscotland.org or 0131 557 2440.



News from Families Need Fathers Scotland

Our weekly e-newsletter was paused last Autumn when we moved office in order to rectify some problems in the way the links were working.  Although plenty has happened since then and some news articles have been posted on the website, it has taken longer than planned to resume the e-newsletter. 

To catch up on some recent news from FNF Scotland:

  • our second parenting course for separated fathers starts in Edinburgh on February 12th.  Working with Parent Network Scotland and with funding from the Big Lottery we running these courses and developing online support material.
  • FNF Scotland has received the new Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) quality mark, the second Scottish organisation to achieve this standard. 
  • A member from Fife has already signed up to raise funds for FNFS by taking part in the Tough Mudder event in Scotland this June.  Completing this 12-mile long obstacle course is more fun as a team, so we are looking for some more recruits to join him at the event in Dalkeith Country Park.  Contact ian.maxwell@fnf.org.uk if you are tempted.
  • Submissions for the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee enquiry into issues facing single fathers are already building up, and we will publish our response on this web site soon.
  • FNFS is collecting information from separated fathers about their experiences of the courts and other services.  The survey can be completed below:


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Men's Health 10k in danger

The Men's Health Forum Scotland, organisers of the Glasgow Men's Health 10k for the last 7 years, has no government funding this year. While still trying to apply for specific funding they are raising the real prospect that there will be no race in 2013.

They are looking for donations to keep the event going as well as lobbying of potential funders.

As well as giving thousands of men and their family and friends a great day out, the Men's 10k has a more serious side and that’s to engage men in Scotland in healthy physical activity and to promote health and wellbeing all year round.

The 10k has been a fundraising event for runners raising money for FNF allowing them not only to raise their own fitness level but also to allow non resident dads to show their own kids (and grandchildren and nephews and nieces) their commitment to them. 

If you can help contact sarah@mhfs.org.uk


Running, paddling and pedalling for FNF Scotland

Martin Johnstine and his daughter LilyMartin Johnstone from Ayrshire is running the Glasgow 10k on Sunday 4th September dressed as Superman with his Super Sister Lindsay and his very own Super Dad, Dougie, to raise money for Families Need Fathers Scotland.  See his Justgiving page for news.

Simon Shaw is kayaking the length of the Caledonian canal (60 miles across the width of Scotland), supporting us because of the help his father Andy received from Glasgow FNF.  Help him reach his target of £250.

We also hope to have several FNF t-shirts amongst the thousands of  cyclists leaving Glasgow Green for the 51-mile Pedal for Scotland from Glasgow to Edinburgh on September 11th. 

Many thanks to all the fathers, grandfathers and other family members who are raising money and publicising the services and support offered by Families Need Fathers Scotland.  Anyone else who has ideas for sponsored events should contact scotland@fnf.org.uk or ring 0131 557 2440.