Peter's Bench Challenge: Celebrating Jimmy

by EDG in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Peter's Bench Challenge: Celebrating Jimmy
We did it
On 19th September 2018 we successfully raised £875 with 39 supporters in 56 days

Peter is raising money for a memorial bench for Jimmy McIntosh MBE, a much loved and missed disability rights campaigner.

by EDG in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Caroline Brown 19th September 2018

I heard Jimmy speak a few times and remember the twinkle in his eye. I think you’re wonderful Peter remembering and honouring him in such a beautiful way.

Jonathan Ley 18th September 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy once to discuss a project and found him to be a remarkable man. If anyone deserves a memorial bench, he certainly does!

Helen Wright  17th September 2018

Great job Peter. I really miss Jimmy as a friend and colleague. I can still picture his lovely smile and that twinkle in his eye - usually when he was having a laugh at my expense about the football! His passion for equal rights and speaking up for others was there every day of his life. He was a true inspiration to me ❤️

Jo Kirby 1st September 2018

This is a lovely thing to do in the memory of a kind, bright, warm man who was so committed to making things better for others. x Jo

Lesley Stalker 11th August 2018

Jimmy was my friend and hero for many years. I sat on many groups with him at SCLD and the Scottish Government but i was most inspired by Jimmy coming to meetings to advocate for inclusive education. He cared about everyone and always had a smile and a lovely girl to support him. His ability to help everyone was what made him Jimmy.

Lorna Wynn 30th July 2018

Good luck Peter . Jimmy Mac was and continues to be an inspiration to me . I was truly privileged to be a small part of the changes he fought for . Gone but never forgotten and in my heart forever

Gareth Timms 27th July 2018

100 years since some women gained the vote. Only 36 years ago since Jimmy had to fight for the vote for himself and other disabled people incarcerated. It is something to acknowledge injustice but the difference is made by those who challenge and fight injustice.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Thank you :-)

We will give you automatic entry into our raffle for £30 filmhouse vouchers (kindly donated by Peter) plus a thank you on Facebook.

£10 or more

Thank You :-)

We will give you automatic entry into our raffle for £30 filmhouse vouchers (kindly donated by Peter) plus a thank you on Facebook.

£15 or more

Peter will share your personal bench message

Peter will dedicate one of his bench sittings to your personal message for Jimmy, a loved one, or message or quote about equality and inclusion. We'll share it on our facebook page and tag any people you want us to dedicate it to.

£20 or more

Peter will record a video message for you!

Peter will dedicate one of his bench sittings to recording a video message for you. Your message could be for a loved one, a friend, Jimmy or something about inclusion or equality. We'll share it on our facebook page and tag any people you want to dedicate it to.

£25 or more

Have your photo taken with Peter and your message!

Come and join Peter and have your photo taken with him with your message :-) We'll share it on our facebook page and tag any people you want to dedicate it to.

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