Shawlands woman to climb Kilimanjaro

Tamzin is set to climb Kiliminjaro
Tamzin is set to climb Kiliminjaro

The manager of one of Glasgow’s best-loved cafes has been waiting tables while wearing walking boots, as she readies herself for the charity trek of a lifetime.

Tamzin Young, who has been working at Singl-end Café and Bakehouse since it relaunched last year, jets off to Tanzania on October 1.

She’s set to scale 19,000 feet and conquer Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Cancer Support Scotland.

Tamzin took on the challenge in support of her best friend Kirsty McKelvie, who lost her dad Stewart to cancer last year. Stewart visited Gartnavel Hospital, where the charity is based, multiple times to use the facilities before he died.

The 25-year-old has spent all-year fundraising; hosting pub quizzes and an open mic night at the café. As a result, she’s now almost halfway towards her target of £3,950.

With less than a month to go, she’s stepped-up both her fundraising efforts and her training. On September 23 Singl-end Café and Bakehouse will host an open-mic night and good luck party.

“I’ve never done anything like this before but it’s for an extremely worthwhile cause. Hopefully my fundraising will finish strong and we’ll get loads of people along to enjoy brilliant music for a great cause at the open mic night” she said.

The money raised will go directly to Cancer Support Scotland and Tamzin’s donation alone will help 13 patients get the support they need.

You can claim your free ticket to Hakuna MaTamzin: Good luck party and open mic night or make a donation at: Good Luck Party