Pencaitland’s Richmond’s Hope charity fundraiser raises £4,794.50

A fundraising evening for the charity Richmond’s Hope in Pencaitland Bowling Club raised £4794.50 to help kids from East Lothian receive counselling.

The final tally on last Saturday’s fundraiser for kid’s bereavement charity Richmond’s Hope came to £4,794.50

Update

A letter from Emma Hack from Monday 4th March 2013

“Dear everyone

I can’t begin to tell you how touched I am by everyone’s support and generosity. I hope (and think!) that those of you who were there last Saturday night had a really enjoyable evening, I certainly haven’t laughed as much in a long time! There were a lot of very special people who all worked very hard to make the event happen, so Jim and Lynn Fraser, Scott and Lydia MacDonald, Stella and Derek Birrell, Caroline Wolfe Murray, Shirley Hamilton, Christine Galvin, Natasha Ingram-Phoenix, Amy Baillie, The Domestics, Ray & Charlie and everyone who donated food and homebaking – a HUGE thank you for being so generous with your time, skills and support x.

So the part that everyone has been waiting for, we have managed to raise an absolutely amazing £5395.00 for Richmond’s Hope. That will enable Aimée and another 8 children from East Lothian to receive the help they really need following a bereavement, as well as having a bit left over to help towards the cost of the activities they do.

Can I also put a shout out on Richmond’s Hope behalf – they are looking for pasta bake type jars to use for the children to make memory jars out of. If you have any you were going to put into recycling I can pick up and take into Richmond’s Hope.”

You can see more photos of the event by clicking on the image below.

The charity Richmond's Hope specialises in helping kids cope with the loss of a parent. Money raised will help kids from East Lothian receive counselling.
The charity Richmond’s Hope specialises in helping kids cope with the loss of a parent. Money raised will help kids from East Lothian receive counselling.

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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.


Charity Fashion Show for Sick Kids Foundation

Equine and country specialists Horse & Outdoor of Macmerry is holding a fashion show to raise fund’s for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids on 29 June.

Stephanie Malcolm, from equine and country specialists Horse & Outdoor in Macmerry, is holding a fashion show to raise fund’s for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids.

Stephanie Malcolm, from equine and country specialists Horse & Outdoor in Macmerry, is holding a fashion show to raise fund’s for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids.

Taking place on the 29th June at 7pm, it’s being held at Horse & Outdoor located near Pencaitland at 21A Macmerry Industrial Estate. As well as the fashion show there will also be drinks, nibbles and a raffle.

As Stephanie explains, “We do fashion shows twice a year for various charities. We have always done horse charities but felt that the sick kids would benefit from our support. They are celebrating 20 years so felt it a great opportunity to get involved. We do a lot of non-horsey clothing for women, men and kids, so felt that it was a good way to get new faces in to see what we do and support a great cause as the same time!”

For further details you can contact Stephanie on 01875 824 298 or email Stephanie.Malcolm@horseandoutdoor.co.uk. Tickets for the event cost £5 of which £4 will go to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. For anyone unsure of the exact location, there’s a handy map on the Horse & Outdoor website.

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Rare Plants for Rare Diseases Sale raises over £850

The StopwatchGardener (aka Sheila Averbuch) ran a sale of rare and unusual plants to raise funds for the disorder Neuroacanthocytosis.

From 10am on Sunday the StopwatchGardener (aka Sheila Averbuch) ran a sale of rare and unusual plants in order to raise funds for the neurodegenerative disorder Neuroacanthocytosis.

Only 10 people in the UK are known to have the genetic disease.

Rare Plants for Rare Diseases Sale - Sunday 6 May 2012

Despite the weather threatening to close in once again, most of the sale remained dry and sunny, with many crowding into the garden to enjoy locally baked goods and hot drinks.

Almost £900 was raised (now £930), with more proceeds expected over the next fortnight.

Huge thanks to all the plant specialists who donated rare or unusual examples towards the fundraiser and for all the help from many locals who produced some excellent baking for the day.

You can get further background on the plant sale by visiting the Stopwatchgardener website.

Below are a few photos from the day.

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Rare Plant Sale tomorrow (& cake!)

Keen gardeners will love the selection of rare and unusual garden plants on offer tomorrow, donated by the UK’s top nurseries.

Keen gardeners will love the selection of rare and unusual garden plants on offer tomorrow, donated by the UK’s top nurseries.

Starting at 10am the sale, opposite the Spar in Pencaitland, offers unusual and familiar plants plus teas and cakes.

All proceeds go to research into NA, one of Britain’s rarest rare diseases. For more details go to http://bit.ly/RarePlant

Rare plants for rare diseases sale by the StopwatchGardener Sunday 6th May from 10am. Click for more information.

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Transport for people with mobility challenges

Some community members may have already received a leaflet through the door promoting the Handicabs Lothian service. It’s a Scottish charity based in the Lothians which operates a transport service for people with a range of disabilities and health needs who are unable, or have great difficulty, in using transport.

Some community members may have already received a leaflet through the door promoting the Handicabs Lothian service. It’s a Scottish charity based in the Lothians which operates a transport service for people with a range of disabilities and health needs who are unable, or have great difficulty, in using transport.

The services operate seven days a week. The main services provided are Dial-A-Ride, Dial-A-Bus and Ambulance.

Whilst the service is not free, it does provide a potentially affordable alternative for people of limited mobility. Membership costs £5 and booking in advance is advised. The vehicles are specially adapted to carry combinations of wheelchair users and other passengers safely and comfortably.

East Lothian Council is one of the charity’s sponsors. To find out more visit http://www.handicabs.org.uk/

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