Body and Sole is the Cordiners’ own charity and aims to provide footwear which will enable young people in Glasgow who could not otherwise afford to do so, to participate in sports and outdoor activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Although only started in 2017-2018, the project is growing very rapidly and we anticipate the need to attract funding from other sources if we are to meet the enormous need.
The Cordiners presented a cheque for £5,000 on Thursday evening (19 April 2018) to Gary Condie, the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Manager for Glasgow, as part of 'Body and Sole', their new charitable initiative. This money will buy a large pool of sports footwear for use by Duke of Edinburgh participants in Scotland who otherwise may not be able to take part. They have also given £6,000 to Glasgow City Council Education Department and the Glasgow Outdoor Resource centre to encourage physical activity in children and young people.Gary Condie commented: "This is a real boost for us and the other organisations involved, opening up and encouraging participation from everyone that wants to take part. All too often hurdles such as this are not thought about - apart from by those affected - so for the Cordiners to step in and give financial assistance is fantastic."