Friday, 23 September 2011

On his bike for Tommy on Tour!


One of the nicest things about 'Tommy on Tour' has been the way I've got to know loads of people in my own neighbourhood. There's a lot of talk in the newspapers about people not knowing their neighbours any more, not recognising people in their own street. Well, it used to be true for me, but not any more. I feel like I know so many people in my wee part of the world and it's mostly because so many of them have got behind me and supported me in my campaign.

One of those people is Colin Singh. He's from the local hardware shop near me on Paisley Rd West. They were one of the first places to put a 'Tommy on Tour' poster up and, if you look back at my earlier blog posts, they treated us to samosas when I started the walk in June.

Colin, my mum & me outside the hardware shop.
Anyway, Colin did the Pedal for Scotland bike ride earlier this month in aid of Alzheimer Scotland and he's raised a lot of money. Thanks, Colin! He's not stopping there, either - he says there's more fundraising on the way!

It can be easy to feel like a stranger in your own community. But it doesn't have to be like that. Chat to people, get to know your local shops and businesses. Honestly, there's some wonderful people around.



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