Angel star turns monster for East End kids

ANGELS’ Share star, Paul Brannigan, became Frankenstein’s monster for the night for kids in the East End of Glasgow.

It was part of a week of activities run by PEEK which included making masks and candle holders, a scary trip to Edinburgh Dungeon and cycling in Aberfoyle as well as a Hallowe’en party.

More than 200 people attended the Hallowe’en Ghost Walk and Monsters Ball at Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre last weekend.

Paul, who played Robbie in Ken Loach’s Scottish film The Angels’ Share, helped out and his young son also joined in, dressed as batman.

Michaela Munro, from PEEK, said: “It was a huge success, it was amazing to see the children get involved. The evening was terrifyingly terrific. We hope everyone had a spectacular evening.

“We would like to thank everyone who came and especially all those who helped.”

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Melodie Crumlin
Project Development Manager

0141 5525757
07713114334 (mob)
www.peekproject.org.uk

PEEK (Possibilities for East End Kids)
Gallowgate Parish Church
St. Lukes Building
17 Bain Street
Glasgow
G40 2JZ

PEEK Possibilities East End Kids
Scottish Charity no. SC030814, Company No. 273704

Notes to editors

PEEK facts

Ran approximately 200 Street Play sessions over 420 hours in the last six months, in eight different areas across the city’s east end

Has worked with over 850 children and young people aged 5-21 over the last 10 years

Has expanded its reach and now works across the east centre and Calton area of Glasgow

300 children and 70 young people take part in PEEK activities in a typical week, with a particularly high level of demand from primary school children

Has won many awards for its work including
Nancy Ovens Play Award 2010
Provision of the best play opportunities for development through Play.

Strathclyde Youth Awards
Community Project of 2009

Strathclyde Youth Awards
Adult Volunteer of the year 2010

SOS Sense over Sectarianism

Secured and managed over £1.5 million of grants and donations from funders and supporters

Contributed to a range of local partnerships and networks including the International Youth Exchange Programme, more than 20 young people have experienced an exchange to Europe; the East End Youth Bank- a funding body led by young people for young people. Over £5000 of grants given out to local individuals and groups

PEEK employs 14 local people, four of whom have come up through the project since 2000 and has many young people who volunteer with it: 12 young people currently give at least 2.5 hours per week to the project

Check out photos on facebook.com/thepeekproject

Contact: Andrea Pearson
Phone: 07769676899
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