Browsing All Posts filed under »Fundraising«

Saturday sales

October 17, 2014 by


A reminder of two local fundraisers taking place this weekend: There’s a table top sale at  Old Kirk & Muirhouse Church in Pennywell Gardens tomorrow from 10am – 1pm. Tables still available, £5. Come along and grab a bargain! Also tomorrow, LifeCare in Cheyne Street is the place to be to pick up some early […]

Fundraiser for baby Elizabeth

July 24, 2014 by


Turtle Tots are holding a charity fun day at Gymboree on Sunday 10 August (9 – 4pm) to raise funds for baby Elizabeth Soffe, who was badly injured in a fire. Booking is essential: for tickets or for further information email or visit the Turtletots Facebook page

Local Sainsburys staff support Kilt Walk

May 13, 2014 by


Some Sainsburys colleagues took part the Kilt Walk on Sunday (11 May). We have raised almost £1,000 between us for childrens charities and Maggies Centre. Pictured: James Stewart, Estelle McLous, Chris Markham, Gail Wilson, Fiona Forrest and Andy O’Dea. Gail Wilson

Car Boot sale anyone?

April 23, 2014 by


Who isn’t interested in a car boot sale and this one is for a good cause. All sales of cakes and refreshments and pitch proceeds to go to Project Zambia (details can be found at   Project Zambia is run by St Andrews Student Services. During summer students will be travelling to Kazemba, Chongwe […]

Twenty walk for NEN

July 22, 2013 by


Around twenty hardy walkers – and two dugs! – took part in the NEN Walkathon on Saturday. The small but enthusiastic band braved sweltering temperatures to raise funds for the community newspaper. The walk took off from Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus and visited a number of community projects – some of whom opened especially to support […]

Time to step out – it’s Walkathon Day!

July 20, 2013 by


Well the big day has final arrived and it seems the weather gods have smiled down on the NEN Walkathon – it’s not quite so hot this morning and there’s also a gentle breeze. So walkers, the final check: Sun hat? Sunglasses? Water? Sunscreen? Regal King Size? Attending Betty McVay’s belated birthday party last night was […]

Weather warning for Walkathon

July 19, 2013 by


Participants in tonorrow’s NEN Walkathon are being urged to put safety first as the recent spell of hot weather shows no sign of cooling down. Walkers should carry and drink plenty of water, wear loose, light-coloured clothes and stay out of the sun as much as possible – especially in the fierce heat if the midday […]

Walkathon update

July 18, 2013 by


Almost there, people – just two days until the BIG DAY! The latest itenerary for Saturday is as follows: 9.30 am – 9.45 am Volunteers and Stewards arrive at Granton Campus to set up e.g Registration Desk/Agree Roles and Routes/Receive Maps and Hi Vis Vest etc. 9.45 am – 10.30 am Registration Walkers register and […]

NEN Walkathon: safety in the sun advice

July 15, 2013 by


During this heatwave it’s important to listen to expert health advice, particularly if you are taking part in the NEN Walkathon this Saturday: NHS Lothian summer sun advice: ‘Sunshine in Scotland may be a rarity, but too much exposure can do as much damage to your skin as it would if you were abroad. Wherver you are enjoying the sun it […]

Sunday – six days to go

July 14, 2013 by


2013 WALKATHON SPONSOR FORM Just six days to go until the NEN Walkathon! With the big event drawing ever closer I’ve been getting into intensive training – it’s that serious, I even walked to the chip shop last night …