Event: Richmond’s Hope Charity Fundraiser, 23 February, Pencaitland

A fun event is being held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club on 23 Feb from 7:30pm, to raise money and awareness for the work of Richmond’s Hope. Established in 2003 in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh it provides services to children in the Lothians between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

A fun event is being held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club on 23 Feb from 7:30pm, to raise money and awareness for the work of Richmond’s Hope. Established in 2003 in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh it provides services to children in the Lothians between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

Working in purpose-built rooms they allow children and young people to rebuild their lives after the death of a significant person, through individual support and therapeutic play, family support, parent participation events, and group support for 13-18 year olds.

When someone has died Scottish charity Richmond’s Hope is a place where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping.
When someone has died Scottish charity Richmond’s Hope is a place where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping.
Currently the average cost per child is £1,150, and 1,900 families have been supported by the charity since its start. At present young people in East Lothian cannot access funding, which is provided by both Midlothian and City of Edinburgh Councils for children living in those areas.

The charity fundraiser is a night of music, fun and entertainment to raise money for at least one and hopefully two East Lothian children to access the services provided by Richmond’s Hope. In addition, organisers are aiming to raise awareness with East Lothian Council that, at present, children in this area do not receive a financial contribution towards bereavement therapy.

Event: A night of music, fun and entertainment
Title: Richmond’s Hope Fundraiser
Date: Saturday 23 February, 7:30pm
Venue: Pencaitland Bowling Club
Tickets: £15/person, includes buffet, available from the email address below or search Richmond’s Hope Fundraiser Pencaitland on Facebook
For more info: Call Stella Birrell on 07811 349255 or email stellabirrell@yahoo.co.uk.


Photo/Video: Bowling Club Kids Halloween Party 2012

The 2012 annual Pencaitland & New Winton Bowling Club kids Halloween Party took place earlier today in the village.

The 2012 annual Pencaitland & New Winton Bowling Club kids Halloween Party took place earlier today in the village.

Below you can see some videos we shot earlier today of the kids at this year’s party as well as a selection of photos…

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support

The Pencaitland World’s Biggest Coffee Morning managed to raise £700 for Macmillian Cancer Support.

When the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning came to Pencaitland no-one, let alone organisers Lynn Donohoe and Patsy Spalding, could have anticipated just how well attended it would be.

The venue for the Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser was Pencaitland’s Bowling Club with teas, coffees and a variety of home baking all helping towards raising a figure in excess of £700, to help in the charity’s work.

As Lynn Donohoe explained, “It was a great success. We couldn’t have hoped for a better turnout. We opened at 9am and between then and 11am we were absolutely packed.” Continue reading “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support”

Join the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ at the Bowling Club

Macmillian Cancer Support is running a UK-wide fundraising coffee morning on the 30th September and you can take part. Pencaitland’s Bowling Club is the venue for this year’s event and it will be open from 9am to 1pm.

Macmillian Cancer Support is running a UK-wide fundraising coffee morning on the 30th September and you can take part. Pencaitland’s Bowling Club is the venue for this year’s event and it will be open from 9am to 1pm.

What is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning?

Be part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Pencaitland's Bowling Club, 30 September

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event. They ask people across the UK – and sometimes further afield – to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan.

Last year 43,000 people signed up to hold a coffee morning, raising over £8 million.

This year they want to raise even more money to help change the lives of people affected by cancer. Find out about how Macmillan helps.

Continue reading “Join the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ at the Bowling Club”