Raising awareness of charity
A ST Andrews University student is hoping to raise money to help disabled people access the town’s beach.
Masters student Scott Nicholson said he wanted to raise awareness of an initiative established by Tourism St Andrews and local charity the Hamish Foundation, which raises money for projects focused on young people in the town.
Scott said: “The purpose of the foundation is to raise funds for local causes. This charity has a target of raising £10,000 to buy wheelchairs in order to support those who have barriers in accessing the beach because of mobility issues.
“It has so far been able to raise approximately £4,000 but still has a substantial way to go to reach its target.”
The Hamish Foundation was named after Hamish McHamish, a ginger cat that lived in St Andrews.
He came to national and international fame after the book entitled Hamish McHamish of St Andrews: Cool Cat About Town was published. He built up a following on social media, with a dedicated Facebook page and even had a bronze statue erected in his memory.
The beach wheelchair project follows a similar initiative in North Berwick proving a huge success which Tourism St Andrews and the Hamish Foundation now wants to replicate.
Donate to the charity at justgiving.com/campaigns/ charity/hamishfoundation/ beachwheelchairs.