Social care charity's 40th anniversary fundraiser to support Fifers with disabilities

Social care charity Cornerstone is calling on the local community to get behind its newest initiative to celebrate its 40th birthday.
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Cornerstone delivers vital services to people with a variety of physical and learning disabilities in Scotland by supporting over 3000 people across Fife, as well as Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders.

Since being established in 1980, it has grown to become one of the largest care providers across the country.

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But, as a social care charity, Cornerstone’s service has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

Dougie supported by his Cornerstone support worker, taking part in a fundraising event.Dougie supported by his Cornerstone support worker, taking part in a fundraising event.
Dougie supported by his Cornerstone support worker, taking part in a fundraising event.

A number of services have had to close, and there is increased pressure being felt by carers and family members across the country.

The prospect of further austerity measures presents real, quality of life challenges to the people who it supports across the country.

Now, it is asking members of the community to join them in the last month of its 40th year to take part in a ‘40 Miles for 40 Years of Care’ fundraiser.

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Participants are challenged to run, walk, cycle or even space hop 40 miles in February and raise £100 each.

Participants will be given online support from the Cornerstone fundraising team including a social media template where they can share posts and graphics as well as a birthday wish.

Louise Baxter, founding trustee, said: “Your challenge helps to ensure Cornerstone will be there for the next 40 years. Every single £ you raise will be expressed in Cornerstone’s work to promote human dignity, lust for life, enjoyment and a better quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.”

For more information email: [email protected]

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