posted on 12 February 2021 13:30
SPUC announced today that for the first time, ‘Night to Shine’ would be available in Scotland.
SPUC Scotland with support from St Robert Bellarmine RC Church will join nearly 500 churches around the world, registered to host ‘Night to Shine 2021’, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, virtually around the globe on Friday, February 12, 2021. ‘Night to Shine’ is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
SPUC's Emmet Dooley said: "SPUC is thrilled to be a part of this worldwide event and bring it to Scotland. We have 75 Guests of Honour, many of whom have been shielding for months on end, but this is their ‘Night to Shine’ and celebrate life.
"Our hope is that this event will act as a catalyst for change on how culture embraces people with special needs and to rally individuals to stand up for those who are differently-abled and for the inherent dignity of every human life."
Tim Tebow, former NFL superstar and founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation said: "Every town, every village, every state, every country needs a ‘Night to Shine’ for their special needs community – a chance to be a part of something significant and life-changing."
Mr Dooley added: "Scotland's first ‘Night to Shine’ has been made possible under the COVID restrictions by various groups coming together with one goal, to do something beautiful for our Guests of Honour. It is all for them! The Knights of St Columba were first to step forward with a large donation to help get the partnership underway, then a fantastic offer from Domino's Pizza, Paisley and an incredible gift from McDonald's, Linwood really topped off our gift bags that the staff of Mary Russell School, Paisley, then delivered to our Guests of Honour. In these challenging times we could all do with a ‘Night to Shine’."
SPUC Scotland to Host a Virtual ‘Night to Shine’ Event for People with Special Needs