Our Community

Supporting our community and community partners

Over the past 21 years, Braehead has been dedicated to supporting our community and community partners.

Each year our customers, our staff and our retailers raise thousands of pounds for worthy causes. Our staff give up hundreds of hours to support local groups and lend their expertise to those who need it.

We also offer our community partners free space within the centre to promote the great work that they do.

Community diary

You’ll find our community partners in their dedicated promotional space on the upper level of the centre near Greggs.

May

21 May – Maggies
30 May – 5 June – Dementia Awareness week

June

7 June – Renfrewshire carers awareness day
18 June – Armed forces veterans association

July

8 July – Erskine Fundraising Day
9 July – Epilepsy Scotland
16 July – Maggies Charity collection

Our Community partners

Dementia Awareness Week 2022
Monday 30 May – Sunday 5 June

Dementia Awareness Week is an opportunity to support the 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and their families and carers.

Join us at Braehead on Friday 3 June for a day of celebrations with Alzheimer Scotland. Between 10am and 4pm in the central atrium, there’ll be entertainment from the Westerton Male Voice Choir, the Every Voice Community Choir, Jam Cheer and dementia dog Sandy. There’ll also be information stands, Brain Health Scotland and digital technical equipment to try out.

Dementia dog Sandy                      10.00 – 11.00

Westerton Male Voice Choir        11.00 – 13.00

Every Voice Community Choir     13.00 – 14.00 (dementia inclusive singing)

Jam Cheer                                           14.00 – 15.00

Dementia Advisor                            All day

Tea & Blether – Friday 3 June

You can also join us for a Tea & Blether on Friday 3 June too, helping us raise funds and awareness – we’ll even provide the cake (kindly donated by M&S).

You can find out more or register for your own event here.

Star Wars Day – 4 May

This Star Wars Day we’re working with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to bring Star Wars to Braehead. Look out for visitors from the 501st Imperial Scottish Garrison in the mall next Wednesday from 3pm-6pm. May the 4th be with you…

Menopause Warriors

Meet the last Monday of every month from 18.30 – 20.30

Braehead Marketing Suite [level 3]

Menopause Warriors are a friendly group who are going through menopause. They meet monthly within an informal supportive environment, sharing both experiences and ideas to manage our Menopause.

For more details email menopause19@gmail.com

 

Alzheimer Scotland - action on dementia
Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland are Scotland’s dementia charity.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Their aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. They provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, they campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.

They have Dementia Resource Centres in 21 different locations across Scotland. Those centres provide a safe and friendly environment for people with dementia and their carers to visit and take part in a wide variety of activity groups.

They also provide a 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline which provides information and emotional support to people with dementia, carers, families, friends and professionals.

There is a network of Dementia Advisors employed by Alzheimer Scotland who work in local communities to support people with a diagnosis by giving advice and information.

Dementia friendly shopping centre

Last year we became Scotland’s first dementia-friendly shopping centre, for our ongoing partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. All of our teams have been trained as Dementia Friends, so we can make visits to the shopping centre easier and more comfortable for people living with dementia.

Find out more >

Now you can show your support for the charity too, by donating any spare change to one of Alzheimer Scotland’s brand new collection boxes throughout the mall. All the money raised will go directly to helping people with dementia, their carers, partners and families.

Find out more> 

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s annual Easter Egg Run with hundreds of bikers riding through the streets of Glasgow
Easter Egg run 2022

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s annual Easter Egg Run is back!

Hundreds of bikers will be riding through the streets of Glasgow in a mile-long convoy of colour, noise and smiles on Sunday 17 April. Join us at Braehead from 11am at our bus station car park, as we welcome the parade and enjoy a Family Fun Day.

Find out more > 

Support British Red Cross

The Rotary Club of Renfew | The British Red Cross – Ukraine Appeal

11 – 13 March

The Rotary Club of Renfrew will be collecting much-needed funds on behalf of The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help refugees fleeing the war-torn country and those staying behind in Ukraine.

Thanks to our amazing customers! the Rotary Club of Renfrew raised an incredible £7,000

Find out more >

Keep Safe Awareness Day

Wednesday 23  March | 10am – 2pm

Keep Safe is a national initiative that works in partnership with Police Scotland and I Am Me Scotland to create safer and more inclusive communities for all. The Keep Safe network involves over 900 premises that sign up to become Keep Safe places that disabled or vulnerable people can use to seek assistance if required, while out in the community.

All premises are approved by Police Scotland and receive free training. The purpose of Keep Safe Awareness Day is to raise awareness of the initiative, the Keep Safe Card, the Keep Safe Scotland App and to encourage others to get involved.

Find out more >

Get in touch

Want to find out more about what we do, or would you like to work with us, if so drop us an email to Braehead.information@savillspm.co.uk