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April 2019 Newsletter

I Am Me Scotland is an award winning community charity that works in partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of and tackle disability hate crime.

Please CLICK HERE  to view the April 2019 Newsletter!

Fundraising

We are looking into ways to fund the expansion of the Keep Safe initiative across Scotland – as the initiative currently receives no ongoing funding.

Donation tins

Is there space at your reception or counter for one of our donation tins? They don’t take up much space but they make a huge impact on our resources!

We have 6 tins not in use that are looking for a home—please let us know if you’d like us to drop one in to you!

Bag packs

Are you the manager or community champion of a local supermarket? Do you think your customers could do with a helping hand to pack their bags from some of our fabulous volunteers? A few hours in a busy store could make such a difference to us!

 

Bucket shaking

Do you have any room in your heart, and your store, for a few of our volunteers to ‘shake buckets’ in your business on a busy afternoon? A wee shake of a bucket really isn’t much to ask for! If you’d like to see our smiley faces and our bright blue buckets in your store, let us know.

Call us – 0141 618 6241

Email us – iamme@renfrewshire.gov.uk

If you require the contents of our newsletter in an alternative format, please contact us:
Call: 0141 618 7814 or Email: iamme@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Competition Entries

I Am Me Scotland decided to offer every Primary School in Renfrewshire a chance to win the Cinebus for a Fun Day during the last week of term, where the pupils could watch Christmas movies and eat sweeties! To win, we asked pupils to design posters, drawings or a comic strip inspired by anti-bullying or our Cinebus. We could not believe the amount of entries that came flooding in through our mailbox!

Have a look at all the amazing artwork we received here!

Choose us as your Co-op Local Community Cause!

I Am Me Scotland have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the causes for the Co-op Local Community Fund!

How it works: 

For the next 6 months, every time a Co-op member buys Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause, like us!

How your help will benefit the community:

We would like to use the funding to deliver awareness talks and promote social inclusion, on the I Am Me Cinebus.

The Cinebus is a mobile education unit which provides an exciting, innovative and engaging environment to educate people about the effects of disability harassment and abuse (hate crime). The awareness sessions are designed to encourage acceptance and help tackle social isolation. The bus will be used to visit young people, disabled people and organisations and help to raise awareness of these issues. The bus will also be used to promote the Keep Safe initiative. Communities, young people and disabled people will be the key beneficiaries and the training will be delivered our team, including disabled people, young people and volunteers.

Tackling Disability Hate Crime Comic

Take a look at this AMAZING comic that was created by an extremely talented group of individuals from Advocating Together Dundee and Dundee Safe Place initiative. They worked alongside Dundee Creative Comic Space to come up with this creative and educational comic about Tackling Disability Hate Crime.

Representatives from DCCS, Advocating Together, The Rank Foundation, Police Scotland, and invited guests were in attendance at the launch to help cut the cake marking the culmination of months of hard work producing the comic.

The comic demonstrates examples of disability hate crime, and then gives advice on what to do if it is experienced. This includes reporting to the Police and using Keep Safe places.

Open a digital copy of the comic by clicking here.

Kind Donation from Summits in Paisley

The I Am Me team have recently received a kind donation from Summits; some of their fabulous thermal gear to keep us nice and warm on our Cinebus in the winter months!

Our bus gets very cold in the morning before we get the heater on. So, this week, we all tried out our new gear and there was not one shiver or ‘brrr!’ from anyone on the team!

Thank you again, Summits!

For all your outdoor needs please visit Summits website via http://www.summits.co.uk/ or pop into their shop at 36 Moss St, Paisley, PA1 1BA.