Business coach pledges to take action for charity in need

Lynsey Hamilton Andrew Goldberg and Spiney

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AN award-winning business coach in Paisley has pledged to raise a whopping £50,000 for specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, after hearing of the big financial challenges they face each year. 

Andrew Goldberg, originally from Baltimore, was introduced to the charity back in 2020 but after a visit to their purpose built family support centre, he knew he wanted to do more. Andrew heard of the lifelong impact the rare, complex disabilities have on children and their families and the increasing fundraising challenges SBH Scotland face to provide dedicated support to them. He knew immediately that he could get his ActionCOACH business involved through the work he does with local business owners.

In addition to a monthly donation, Andy has provided free training to the charity’s team and most recently has pledged to donate all profits from his book launch and sales workshop in May.

Andrew said: “In ActionCOACH I work with business owners to make more money, but a big part of that success is giving back to the community and having a positive impact on others. 

“I was immediately bowled over by the care and support shown by SBH Scotland to families right from their baby’s diagnosis. I’m very proud to help raise awareness, to promote through my business and so far, I’ve been delighted to contribute over £5,000. I’m hoping my upcoming book launches will also drive another big donation towards my £50,000 target!”

SBH Scotland was formed in 1965 by a group of parents who each had a child with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Over 56 years later, the charity now supports over 4,000 children, young people, adults, their family members and carers across Scotland.

Deborah Roe, director of fundraising for SBH Scotland said, “We are thrilled to receive support from Andrew Goldberg.  The children that we support have varying disabilities and extremely complex needs that last a lifetime. Each year we have to raise £1million to provide a bespoke service for each child and each year reaching our fundraising target gets harder.

“Andrew has become one of our business ambassadors and is leading the way in creating simple yet impactful ways to support us through his business. We hope this inspires other businesses to get involved in whatever capacity they are able.”

To find out more about Andrew’s upcoming book launches “The Selling Checklist” please visit andrewgoldberg.actioncoach.co.uk/events/ or to find out about becoming a business ambassador for SBH Scotland please email fundraising@sbhscotland.org.uk or visit sbhscotland.org.uk.

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