Motion ref. S6M-00333
Ayrshire College Students Raise Funds for Kris Boyd Charity
Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Supported by: Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Russell Findlay, Jamie Greene, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Alexander Stewart, Elena Whitham
That the Parliament congratulates sport and fitness students at Ayrshire College, who have raised over £1500 for the Kris Boyd Charity, through their annual #PassingPositivity campaign; understands that the students held a number of events for the campaign to raise awareness of mental health, including a virtual team challenge to walk, run and cycle a total of 3,500 miles, the total distance between Kilmarnock in Scotland, where Ayrshire College has a campus, and Kilmarnock in Virginia, USA; notes that five students also reached a self-assigned challenge of completing a 100km of exercise each, between mid-April and mid-May; commends the students for their efforts to raise awareness of mental health, and the Kris Boyd Charity for its work, in collaboration with other charities, businesses and support groups, to deliver support to those dealing with mental health issues and to promote the value of good mental health, and wishes them continued success.