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Sponsorship helps to raise funds for charity challenge

xburo is supporting Cambuslang Rugby Coach Gavin Blackburn in his efforts to raise money for an East Kilbride girl with spina bifida. Gavin will run from Ayr to East Kilbride on Saturday, March 24, to raise money to allow Amber’s parents to convert the bottom on their home into a more accessible space.

Gavin has also arranged a rugby match at Cambuslang’s Coats Park on 11 May, which will be a great way to awareness of Amber’s journey and some money to support her and her family.

The efforts are to help five-year-old Amber to access a wetroom and living space downstairs in her home following more than 20 operations, most recently undergoing an operation posterior vault distraction to relieve the pressure on her brain.  

Already Gavin has undertook a 24-hour walking challenge raising more than £3000, and he is hoping that his latest efforts increase more money through his JustGiving campaign. This is one of a number of challenges Gavin has set himself to help the family out. xburo was delighted to lend its support to Gavin’s efforts through sports sponsorship.  

Director Michael Gribben said: “Rugby and the rugby community are a huge part of xburo and in particular how we strive to create an elite team ethos, so when Gavin and John McLaughlin shared Amber’s story, we were keen to lend what support we could to his efforts. It takes a team to help people when there is a need and getting involved in some small way is worthwhile. We wish Gavin all the best in training and run, and of course, we hope that Amber gets the home she needs.” 

Gavin will take on his latest challenge in March and has been in training six days a week. To find out more or to give, go to

https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Raisefundsforamber

 

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