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.

Or some video…

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PTA Spring Fayre set for 26th May

This year’s Pencaitland PTA Spring Fayre takes place on the 26th of May (Saturday), from 1 to 4pm in the grounds of the school.

This year’s Spring Fayre, run by the Parent and Teachers Association of Pencaitland Primary, takes place on the 26th of May (Saturday), from 1 to 4pm in the grounds of the school.

Face-painting at the Pencaitland PTA Spring Fayre last year...

As well as parents and extended family, all members of the community are very welcome to come along and enjoy, “a fun packed activity filled afternoon with all the usual attractions and a few more! This year come ready to race! There will be traditional games for parents and children to test their speed and dexterity, including a tug-of-war!”

There will also be a Science tent looking at the eye and optics, the return of the polymer slime and coke geysers, plus the new hexbug nano races.

Look out for the usual assortment of tractors and emergency vehicles plus a variety of four legged friends will be joining the fun from the Cadzow’s farm and Boggs Hogs.

Amongst items sought are:

  • Donations of home baking
  • Donations of used toys, books and DVDs/CDs
  • Donations of new toys and books suitable for a children’s tombola or lucky dip
  • Donations of bottles or chocolate suitable for the adults’ tombola
  • Donations of bicycles

If you think you can also help out on the day contact Charlotte on 01875 340 987 or check out the PTA’s letter [PDF].

Donations of toys and books and tombola items can be made directly to the school from the 21st May but if you would like someone to collect your items please email PPSPTA1@gmail.com or ring Charlotte as above.

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A Bike’s eye view of Pencaitland’s Fun Run

Here’s a different view of last Saturday’s Fun Run. On the day two off-road cyclists inadvertently joined in the Fun Run and captured the course for about the first minute of the video below.

Don’t forget to send any photos you’d like to share to website@pencaitland.org or simply post it on the Pencaitland Facebook wall.

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Great turnout for PTA Fun Run

The slightly overcast and misty conditions were ideal for the more serious runners in the 10km race held today in Pencaitland village.

The slightly overcast and misty conditions were ideal for the more serious runners in the 10km race held today in Pencaitland village.

The Fun Run was organised by the Parent and Teachers Association of Pencaitland Primary School with the aim of raising funds for both the PTA and Pencaitland’s Playgroup. Turnout was higher than expected with plenty of entrants for all three routes. There was a 5km and 3.5km route on offer too.

When the numbers have been added up we’ll provide details of the winning times and funds raised. Meantime you can see snaps from today’s event below…

NOTE: We hit a limit on how many pictures we can host on Flickr above, so we’ve uploaded Saturday’s snaps to the Photos section of Pencaitland Community Council on Facebook.

And a little video of the warm-up…

Look out for further pictures from around the course which we hope to be adding later. If you’d like to send one for inclusion email it to website@pencaitland.org.

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REMINDER: Bring your camera & share your Fun Run snaps

Tomorrow’s the big day. If you’re a spectator at Pencaitland PTA’s Fun Run bring a camera & we’ll share your best snaps on the web.

Tomorrow’s the big day. If you’re one of the spectators at Pencaitland PTA’s Fun Run please bring your camera or cameraphone and share your snaps of the action.

We will publicise all submitted shots on this website, on the School’s blog and via Facebook and Twitter.

Click for more details and a map of the cycle and running routes

How to send us your photos

There are three ways you can share pictures this Saturday.

1. Email your snaps, ideally one at a time, to website@pencaitland.org. Add any details you’d like included in the subject of the email.

2. Share your shots on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/pencaitland.

3. Tweet your snaps to @pencaitlandcc.

Whichever you opt for give us a few words on where on the course you were and, if you know, who’s in the shot.

We can take Video too

If you take a video you can also share this. Please keep it brief and all the delivery options above apply. If emailing the video needs to be under 20MB. If already uploaded to YouTube or some other video sharing website, just send us the link.

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Photos: Sick Kids fundraiser in Pencaitland Bowling Club

See the snaps taken during a fundraiser for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital which was held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club earlier today.

Below you can see a few snaps from today’s fundraiser held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club.

The proceeds, about £300, will go to help Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital in its work in caring for young patients not just from the city and the Lothians but from all over Scotland..

Sick Kids Coffee Morning - click to see pictures

Sick Kids Fundraiser Photos on Facebook

…or view them below on Flickr

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Send us your Fun Run photos this weekend

Are you going to be at this year’s PTA Fun Run 2012? If you are please send us your snaps. We’ll then publicise it on the web.

Are you planning on taking part or cheering on participants in this year’s PTA Fun Run?

If you are and you get a good photo of events please share it with us. We will then publicise it on this website, on the School’s blog and via Facebook or Twitter.

Click for more details and a map of the cycle and running routes

How to send us your photos

There are three ways you can share photos from the day.

1. Email your photos, ideally one at a time, to website@pencaitland.org.

2. Share your pictures on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/pencaitland.

3. Tweet your photos to @pencaitlandcc.

In each case give us a few words on where on the course you were and, if you know, who’s in the picture.

Video too?

Yes. If you take a video you can also share this. Please keep it short and all the options above still apply. If emailing the file needs to be under 20MB in size. If already uploaded to YouTube or some other video site, send us the link.

Entrance for the Fun Run

10K (ages 15yrs and above) £10, 5K (ages 11yrs and above) £10, family 3.5K run and 10K bike trail (no age limit, under 11yrs require accompanying adult) £2 per person. Pencaitland PTA is a registered charity, number SCO0003.

Entry forms

There’s still time to enter. Download the entry forms here – 10k & 5k Registration formFamily Registration Form.

PTA Fun Run Route Map

You can view a PDF of the planned 3.5, 5 and 10km cycle and runnning routes.

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PTA Fun Run 5k route revised

A minor change to the route of the 5km fun run avoids potential hazards but more marshals are still needed…

In a minor change the route of the five kilometre Fun Run for Saturday 24th March has been altered to avoid potential hazards.

The previous route took in the Boggs Holdings main road which lacks pedestrian footpaths. The revised route now avoids this, making it both safer and requiring fewer marshals on the day.

Click here to see the revised 5km route for the PTA's 2012 Fun Run

Updated PTA Fun Run 2012 Map with Marshal points

However the organisers are still looking for a few more helping hands. Please read on to find out how you can help…

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Coffee morning to raise funds for Sick Kids

There’s a coffee morning at the Bowling Club, Pencaitland, to raise funds for the Sick Kids Friday the 23rd, 9am to 1pm .

There’s a coffee morning being held at the Bowling Club, to raise funds for the Sick Kids.

It’s on Friday the 23rd, from 9am to 1pm in the Bowling Club, Pencaitland. £1 entry for adults and kids go free.

More details.

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