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Commonwealth Games meets Gorbals Games!

17 December 2013

Scotland Rugby Sevens’ captain, Colin Gregor, took time out of his training schedule to meet the young volunteers of The Gorbals Youth Run Drop in Café (GYC) who will be organising the 2014 Gorbals Games.

GYC received £5000 this summer from the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund towards the cost of co-ordinating a range of events concluding in the “Gorbals Games” to celebrate the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The GYC is training 12 young volunteers to deliver workshops to local primary school children to raise their awareness of the Commonwealth Games.

The project will host their own ‘Gorbals Games’ in March 2014, incorporating many of the sports that will be seen at the Commonwealth Games.

Colin Gregor, Scotland Ruby Seven’s captain said “I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and passion of the volunteers. It is a fantastic project they are running and is further evidence of the value of the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow. I have no doubt the Gorbals Games will be a great success, due to the hard work and determination of these volunteers.”

Paul Frame, Head of Deutsche AWM Glasgow, said "We have been really impressed with the work that the Gorbals Youth Café team carries out in their local area and we’re very proud to be able to support them again this year. We look forward to an exciting Gorbals Games next year that will also give local young people opportunities to develop and fulfil their potential in life.”

The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund is managed and administered by Foundation Scotland. For more information about the fund visit

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For further information please contact Jacqui Morris at Foundation Scotland Tel: 0141 341 4963 or 07718 772726 or email jacqui@foundationscotland.org.uk


Note to Editors:

Deutsche Bank and the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund

Last year Deutsche Banksupported over 50,000 young people with educational opportunities, helping the next generation to reach their potential.

The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund, part of Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme Born to Be, provides grants to local community groups and charities in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Deutsche Bank recognises that it is often the small, grassroots community organisations which get to the heart of local issues and can most effectively engage individuals in their communities.

For more details on Deutsche Bank’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, visit db.com/borntobe.



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