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Cumbernauld charity seeks daredevils who'll take the fundraising leap, literally

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 16:17 GMT on Thursday, July 25th, 2013.

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Picture: Now You're Talking! charity's logo.
 
ONE Cumbernauld charity is hoping to reach for the skies when it comes to its latest fundraising endeavour, rather than plummet to earth, as fundraisers will do for the Now You’re Talking charity, as part of a Tandem Parachute Jump.

Now You’re Talking is a Cumbernauld-based charity which is aimed at supporting the development of the emotional, mental and physical well-being of people living in the Cumbernauld and surrounding areas, in order to help them live balanced lives. 

“Now You’re Talking works with a wide range of people from all walks of life,” the charity’s chairman, David McArthur said.
 
“Since its launch in 2009 NYT has improved the well-being of many service users through walking groups, art, drama, peer support groups, social gatherings, debt advice and bespoke training. As a result NYT has helped people to take up employment, progress into further education, participate in the community through volunteering, improve confidence and manage anxiety.
 
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Chair McArthur added, “The pressure of modern day life means that there are more and more people wanting to access our services.” He said, however, that the charity were “happy to meet” the challenge and were aiming to “develop and expand the range of services” provided by them.

“Top of our wish list is to establish a Community Hub in partnership with other voluntary sector organisations in order to deliver a co-ordinated approach to all our services whilst reducing the financial costs by sharing resources,” David added. 

“We are currently looking to identify suitable premises and locations in which to host the Community Hub. We are also in the process of raising funds towards our contribution to setting up the Hub through a range of fundraising activities and events.  

“The first event that we are organising is a Tandem Parachute Jump from which we hope to raise £60k. To achieve this we are looking for 50 daredevils who can meet the challenge of raising sponsorship to volunteer and participate. The parachute jump will be over two days at Paragon Skydiving Errol Airfield, Perth, on the 21 businesses and the community to not only sponsor and support the work of NYT but also make a significant contribution to establish a Community Hub which will deliver a wide range of services to a broad spectrum of people. 

“To donate or sponsor you can go online to www.nowyourtalking.org.uk and press the just giving button or for further  information contact David McArthur on 01236 730050 or email david@nowyourtalking.org.uk”
 
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