The Castlemilk Park events calendar 2017-18 will consist of over 80 FREE events taking place in and around the woods of Castlemilk Park. The events will include a Forest Fairies, doggie day, pumpkin festival, guided walks, health walks, history groups, photo walking group and children’s activities.
We want to build on the sccuess of the past 5 years when over 830 free public events have taken place, enjoyed by over 17,500 people. Our events will help with peoples physical and mental health, the events will also help with habitat improvement of the Castlemilk Park woods through volunteer sessions as well as helping to share and educate people via guided walks and our history walks.
Over the past 5 years we have proven that there is a need to help people engage with their local woodland/greenspace, to become involved in the management and to increase people awareness of what is on their own doorstep. Comments on our facebook page have highlight how much the events mean to local residents who may struggle to attend event like this elsewhere.
People now have a real sense of ownership and pride in the woodlands and the events and activities that take place. They are keen to see them continue as it helps to change people perceptions on the place and provides opportunities that people maybe would not have otherwise.
So please support us to deliver events and activities for the local and wider community.
If the amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type "castlemilk events" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can also donate to this project by TEXT. Simply TEXT FOCP49 followed by the amount you wish to donate, so for example "FOCP49 £10" to 70070. Donation amounts can be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.