Alumni Engagement Manager
Glasgow Caledonian University

2021_JT_ImageWhat kind of challenge are you planning to do and why?

I will be doing a 40-mile bike run which will see me cycle from Glasgow to Balloch and back. I will be doing this along with three cousins who have kindly agreed to support me during the challenge.

What motivated you to take part – either personal or philanthropic?

Working within the GCU Foundation team we get to hear first-hand about how the pandemic has affected our students and some of the stories are heartbreaking.

I have also saw the impact our support has on students. Some have come from challenging backgrounds and just needed a break in life and with our support they have gone on to become really successful graduates which we are really proud of.

By taking part in the Kiltwalk we all have a chance to make a difference to the lives of our students and that is my motivation.

How are you preparing for your challenge?

Although l am doing a cycle challenge l have not ridden a bike in months however l have started playing 5 a side football again so hoping that will get me through the challenge.