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Climbing Kilimanjaro for charity


09 Feb 17

A Penilee Credit Union employee has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise over £2,000 for charity.

33 year old Andrew Tomlinson works as an administrator at the credit union on Glasgow’s south side, and his ascent of the highest mountain in Africa has raised funds for Bobath Scotland and Glasgow City Mission, which specialise in the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy.

Andrew suffers from cerebral palsy himself, resulting in a form of paralysis down one side, which makes his achievement all the more extraordinary. He is one of the first people with cerebral palsy from the UK ever to summit the mountain, and he also climbed the second highest mountain in Tanzania, Mount Meru, on the same trip.

His colleague at the credit union, Jim Stevenson, said: “We are all very proud of Andrew. He is part of the team that attends to the day to day running of Penilee Credit Union, and he puts his various accountancy qualifications to good use in keeping our bank reconciliation up to date. He is good with our members and is always looking at ways we can improve on how we operate. Being a small team, it is imperative that we pull together, which we do.”

You can donate to Andrew’s fundraising effort for Bobath Scotland and Glasgow City Mission here.

Penilee Credit Union has been providing savings and loans to people in Penilee and Cardonald for over 25 years. Anyone who lives or works in the G51, G52 or G53 postcode areas on the south side of Glasgow can join the credit union, and it currently serves around 2,500 members.

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