Two local Scottish charities are set to receive a boost in funding courtesy of Trainspotting 2. Calton Athletic and The Junction will both obtain benefits from an auction selling off memorabilia from the film sets.
The Junction is a charity based in Leith that provides aid to young people, aged 12 to 21, in the Leith and North East Edinburgh areas. Irvine Welsh author of the novel is a patron of the charity. Calton Athletic Recovery Group specialise in rehabilitating addicts within the city. Members of the group appeared as a football team in the original Trainspotting film.
The online auction takes place next month to coincide with the T2’s US release. Producer Andrew MacDonald said they chose to help The Junction because it works with young people on the “very streets” Trainspotting grew from.
The world premier for the film will take place in Edinburgh at Fountainpark Cineworld on the 22nd of January before its UK release on the 27th of the month.