3Ls President's Charity
Every two years the 3Ls President selects a charity close to their heart to sponsor. Help us to raise funds for a good cause - and attend some fun fundraiser events along the way.
3Ls President's Charity 2022/23
Our nominated charity this year is the Courtyard Pantry, based at Wester Common Drive, Glasgow. The Pantry is a membership based shop/deli that provides good quality food at a low cost.
Throughout the year we will be organising a number of fund-raising events in support of this worthy cause. To find out more about the Pantry, check out their website:
Afternoon Tea at the Pantry
In support of this year’s 3Ls President’s Charity we held an Afternoon Tea on 7th July 2022, In advance of a delicious array of sandwiches, scones and cakes being served, there was an option to join a short walk to explore the nearby Claypits Nature Reserve and admire the superb view of Glasgow.
A fun afternoon was enjoyed by everyone, with a chance to take part in some party games including an Afternoon Tea-themed Bingo game!
Wednesday 12 October 2022
3Ls members are invited to take part in a Mystery walk in support of this year’s 3Ls President’s Charity, the Courtyard Pantry.
Join us to explore a fun trail via the Claypits Nature Reserve, the Forth & Clyde Canal and some hidden corners of the neighbouring area.
Our Walk will take place on Wednesday 12 October and will start at 10.30am outside the Courtyard Pantry and end at Toshie’s Café, on Garscube Road. Participants will be organised into small teams and will be set a challenge of solving a range of clues along the circular walk, which is approximately 3 miles long and estimated to take 1.5 hours, following well surfaced paths. Please note there are several sections of the walk which have steep steps. Participants should dress appropriately and will require to accept responsibility for their personal safety during the event.
Tickets cost £12 and home-made soup plus cakes with a cuppa at the café will be included in the ticket price.
To take part in this fun event, please register in advance by sending an email to LLLAssoc@strath.ac.uk with your name and a telephone contact number by no later than 4.00pm on Monday 3 October.
Do encourage friends and family to join us and please feel free to make a donation even if you are not able to come along on the day!
About the Courtyard Pantry
(Extracted from the Pantry website
The Courtyard Pantry is a community-driven project, operated by Flourish House. In 2016 we developed and opened our community café, in partnership with Queens Cross Housing Association, which serves as a meeting point in the heart of Wester Common, Northwest Glasgow. In response to the pandemic, we adapted the café to incorporate a food pantry and opened in March 2021.
During the initial phase of the crisis, our teams witnessed first-hand the hardship and challenges experienced by the local community as they struggled to access food, due to income reduction, shielding, health decline, isolation and fear. As we were uniquely placed at the heart of local food response, we felt we had to help, so building on our partnership with Queens Cross Housing Association and utilising our existing café, instead of closing this vital community hub, we reimagined our service to tackle food insecurity. We worked with volunteers and members of the community to provide over 5000 meals to local people who quickly found themselves in a vulnerable situation through the impact of the pandemic.
Our mission is to help tackle financial vulnerability by providing good food at low cost to the local community and create ‘Transitional Employment Placements’ (TEP’s) enabling members of Flourish House to experience paid employment, often for the first time, and supporting their journeys of recovery. We do this by working closely with like-minded organisations such as The Scottish Pantry Network and Queens Cross Housing Association to ensure that we benefit from the most up-to-date thinking and complement local responses to community challenges, which were exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.