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Anyone who has been involved in any way with The Kano over the years will have come into contact with Trustee Pat Griffin. Part of The Kano since our earliest days, Pat did match allocations, he maintained the website, he dealt with merchandise, and he was the main point of contact for many groups.
But in August 2021, Pat decided to step down from The Kano for personal reasons. (You might not have known this if you were at this year’s dance as he spent half the night looking for wires, DJing, and running errands as always!)
Of course, Pat’s expertise needed a replacement so the existing Trustees put out an advert looking for new members. The response was overwhelming and shows just how far and wide The Kano reaches.
The first new Trustee brought onboard was Gary Adam from the USA – originally from Scotland as he likes to remind us!
We’ve always wanted to expand the reaches of The Kano Foundation overseas and Gary was the obvious option.
We were still looking for one more trustee though…
While The Kano is currently focused on taking kids to Celtic matches, there is so much more we all hope to do. We have dreams of working with other clubs to set up similar charities there, to take the kids to other sports, to have a permanent “base” for The Kano Foundation, and much more.
Bringing people in who had experience in fundraising, law, media, PR, and digital marketing seemed like a great step towards achieving some of those long term dreams.
So, rather than one, we took on six new Trustees who were currently working or had experience in these areas:
Roddy Byers: Head of Funding at The Big Lottery Fund (Scotland), Roddy’s experience of fundraising and charities made him an obvious choice for Kano Trustee.
Roddy’s spent a huge amount of time researching funds and giving and works tirelessly to drive The Kano forwards.
Ann Duffy: When she’s not working as Children and Young People Health Improvement Lead for the NHS, Ann is swimming in freezing water or doing outside yoga in her Celtic hat.
Always championing the voice of the The Kano Kids, Ann’s been instrumental in organising development days
Anthony McVeigh: Through his work as an Individual Giving Manager with The University of Strathclyde and previously SCIAF, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge in all things charities and fundraising to The Kano Fundraising.
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Keeping Football Free for Kids | Registered Scottish Charity No. SC042477