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It's a walk in the park to support family charity

 

Dad's Rock has launched a new fundraising initiative

An Edinburgh charity is looking forward to hosting an outdoor fundraising event.

Dads Rock is holding a family friendly 5k fundraising walk on Sunday 26 September in The Meadows. The first ever Dads Rock ‘n’ Stroll 5k is open to everyone and will help the charity to raise awareness of its work and much needed funds to continue supporting and inspiring dads. 

Thomas Lynch, from Dads Rock, said: “Dads Rock runs a number of projects to help support dads to be confident, resilient dads with strong relationships with their children. Our charity relies entirely on donations to keep our services running and like many other charities, Covid-19 has had a big impact on our fundraising. We’re excited to hold our first ever Dads Rock ‘n’ Stroll and bring our supporters together, safely, to have fun and help raise some money.” 

Edinburgh dad Tim Mouncer has been joining Dads Rock activities for over a year, including attending online parenting workshops and taking his kids to the free weekend playgroups.

He said: “It’s a great opportunity not just to help Dads Rock raise funds so it can continue its work on a stable financial footing but also to raise the profile of Dads Rock and what they do.”

“In early lockdown there were so few activities of any kind and the disruption had affected our child’s sleeping habits, so having an online session on best practice for sleep was invaluable. It also was the first time since lockdown I’d really spoken to other dads about how they were coping with lockdown and I joined the WhatsApp group on the back of it. I attended the first in-person events following the first easing of restrictions and have been building their activities into my childcare schedule ever since. ”

“Dads Rock is an enormous asset and ensuring it can survive and thrive is really important to me, for my own benefit and for the hundreds of families they’ve worked with. It would be even better if it could grow further so more dads across Edinburgh could benefit from their work and make the social connections that’ll ultimately make us all better parents.” 

If you would like to take part in the Dads Rock ‘n’ Stroll on Sunday 26 September 2021, you can find out more and register on the Dads Rock website.

 

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