Turning Point Scotland is reaching out to more people through a range of new fundraising and awareness raising events.

Building on the success of the annual golf day in Aberdeenshire, the organisation has also hosted a charity abseil at the Titan Crane in Clydebank.

As well as raising thousands of pounds to provide additional benefits for the people we support, they help make staff and our supporters feel more involved with Turning Point Scotland.

In addition, Turning Point Scotland volunteers attended the T in the Park charity village this summer, to raise awareness of the organisation and promote our services to thousands of people, giving out advice, promotional items and information regarding substance misuse and sexual health.

Despite braving near gale force winds and driving rain, a group of abseilers have raised around two thousand pounds for Turning Point Scotland’s Make It Happen Fund.

Sixteen people made up of individuals who use Turning Point Scotland’s services, staff and supporters, took part in a free fall abseil down the Titan Crane in Clydebank on Sunday 15th of September.

The weather conditions were poor, with high winds and rain lashing the 150 feet high structure, towering over the River Clyde.

At times it looked like the gusting wind would force the event to be postponed but everyone was determined it would go ahead.

However, the weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who took part and friends and families who had come along to cheer them on.

All the proceeds go towards the Make It Happen Fund, projects that will help meet the aspirations and dreams of people being supported by Turning Point Scotland.

Whether it is providing money for someone to attend a college course, buy equipment to start up their own business or a new hobby, or spend time with family on a day out, the Make It Happen Fund can help people reach their goals.

Turning Point Scotland chief Executive Martin Cawley said:

“I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to raise money and take part in the abseil.

This is extremely generous and considering the weather conditions, this makes their achievements extra special.

With this sort of commitment, Turning Point Scotland can go the extra mile and provide additional benefits to the people we support and make their lives better.”

Turning Point Scotland Communications Manager Marisa Mahood said:

“We are delighted with the response to the abseil. All of the feedback has been really positive and we more than exceeded our expectations of how much money we would raise.

Together, with the Turning Point Scotland annual golf day, we have raised around £10 000 in the last month to go towards extra benefits for the people we support.

There seems to be a real enthusiasm for these kind of events and we are looking forward to more in the future.”

The 17th annual Turning Point Scotland golf day was held in at Newburgh-on-Ythan golf club and raised just short of 8 thousand pounds for additional benefits to people in the North-East.