Can you help us in 2018?

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There are many ways to support our wee charity but in this post I am asking for help with prizes for our events during 2018

We would so very much appreciate help securing some high value prizes for  3 events we are benefiting charity at.  We provide 4 prizes for each event and in return receive financial donations from guests.  Prizes are often spa treatments, or a hotel stay with dinner and breakfast, or the loan of a car for the weekend with an afternoon tea at a 5 star hotel,  or a case of wine or a hair or beauty hamper.

For our own events this year we only have 2 events – Blingo and the Ball.   Blingo needs lots of raffle prizes with a value around £50 and this year we also need silent auction items as we are holding a silent auction for the first time at Blingo.  At our Ball we only have 4 main auction items but we make them special – we already have two pledged!  If you can donate or pledge something extra special ( a holiday in New York for example) or something unusual (remember Johnny Ca$h Coo? and the stunning Silver Ash Beaker)  we would love to hear from you.

If you are able to donate a voucher or product for any of our events please do get in touch – we have always organised our own events and receive such terrific support from you – fingers crossed you can help again this year.

Email me on Lynne@itsgood2give.co.uk if you can help

Thank you!

Young Ambassador Blair – an entrepreneur in the making

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2018 is the Year of the Young People.  I am very proud of all my Young Ambassadors

Blair has been a Young Ambassador for a year now and is a force to be reckoned with!  His enthusiasm for It’s Good 2 Give shines through all he does.  His fundraising idea is a cracking one.

Blair has had water bottles printed with our logo on them and he is selling them for only £4 per bottle or £7 for two.

He can post them out to you (post and packing at cost) and he deserves to sell out!

Will you help him do that?

Bottles can be bought by contacting us and we will pass your orders along to him!  (Did I say he was only 9?)

 

Edinburgh 24

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Date of Event – 14 July 2018

Calling all RUNNERS and also WALKERS and open to all abilities…!!!Edinburgh’s new 24-hour race – hosted by our partners Breaking Strain Events – situated in the iconic Holyrood Park. Over a 24-hour period, challengers will complete as many laps of the looped route as possible. The nine categories provide something suitable for ALL ABILITIES. Choose to enter the full 24-hour race, the 12-hour version, or the 6-hour version. Participants can enter as an individual, pair or a team – the latter two involve tapping in team mates, allowing for some down time in-between running stints. We have secured 20 places for this event so get in touch ASAP to register your interest…..! kae@kaetinto.com

We also need volunteers for this event – if you can do a 4 or more shift please get in touch with us.

Bhutan Trek 4-14 October 2018

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Join us on this life changing trek in Bhutan in October 2018 and support the work of Scotland’s leading young charity helping young cancer patients and their families, “Its Good 2 Give!”. Bhutan is a beautiful yet tiny, remote kingdom within the Himalayas which famously measures its prosperity by calculating gross national happiness rather than GDP! Without doubt, one of the most fabulous treks we have ever offered. Contact Kae on kae@kaetinto.com for more information…

or just sign up here

 

Art for sale – all proceeds to It’s Good 2 Give

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We have a number of lovely paintings, sketches and photographs for sale with all the proceeds coming to It’s Good 2 Give.

If you would like to buy any please do get in touch.

They can be collected from locations at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh or a city centre location if that suits better.

Eden MiniMint Murray

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Saturday past turned out to be a pretty amazing day.

We held our Ripple Ball – a fun successful night with our Patron Grant Stott as host and his friends Allan Stewart and Andy Gray joining in the fun.

Our fabulous Johnny Ca$h Coo getting us £14250!

The night felt almost like a lovely family party.

Earlier in the evening I had the privilege of also meeting a young lady (aged 8) called Eden.   Eden had told her mum and dad over a year ago that she wanted to grow her  hair long just so she could get it then cut short and donate it to make a real hair wig for a little girl who has lost her  hair during chemotherapy.  That wasn’t all though.  She wanted to raise money for us too.  And she has excelled at that.  More than £500 raised already.  Eden came along with mum and dad and I heard how she got her nickname (surname Murray as was mine pre marriage so I know about the Murray Mints joke – never hurry a Murray, they’re too good to hurry! Anyway, Eden is known as MiniMint).  She was so chuffed with her new hairdo – and pleased to meet me.  I was truly honoured to meet her.  Tristan – the General Manager of the Sheraton happened to appear at the moment I was showing her the function room all decorated, He too was impressed at her fundraising and took her on a tour behind the scenes. She reappeared with a passion fruit sorbet!

Well done MiniMint, I am very proud of you and what you  have done to help other children who are going through a very tough time.

We are proud to call you our Supporter of the Month for November.

Art Exhibition at Bon Papillon, Edinburgh

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Do come along to the opening tonight of the art exhibition at Bon Papillon.

At the launch of their winter show  there will be New paintings, calendars and prints by Ingrid Nilsson, plus postcard-sized work by a variety of Scottish artists and some celebrities raising funds for charity ‘It’s Good 2 Give’.

Ingrid and Stuart who own Bon Papillon have amassed several lovely pieces of art including one from Peter Capaldi (current Dr Who) and these will be for sale with all proceeds coming to us at It’s Good 2 Give.

Show starts at 5pm at the cafe gallery in Howe Street, Edinburgh.

This is Peter’s contribution!  You can email a bid to us or come and see it in person.

Ripple Ball 2018

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After the success of Ripple Ball 2017 we have confirmed a date for our 2018 Ball

Join us if you can.

Venue will be the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Date is Saturday 24 November 2018

7pm till 1am

Good food, lots dancing, 4 unusual items auction, raffle (and to save time for more dancing, tix can be bought in advance) and a great host or two.

Along with having a fun night out you can have the knowledge that you are supporting a small Scottish charity that supports young cancer patients and their families.

Win Win!

Cost is £800 per table of ten.

Deposit is £100 (non refundable), followed by two payments of £350 (first is due by 30 April and second by 30 September).   Please nominate one person per table as table host and they should be our point of contact and the single person per table who makes payments.  It makes it very complicated for us if individuals pay.

To reserve your table please email Shonagh@itsgood2give.co.uk

 

We need you for our Kiltwalk teams in 2018

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6 miles in the pouring rain, Alfie, his wee pal Amy, and their dads, all wandered in the Kiltwalk, all waterproofed up, jumped in every puddle and even had an ice cream en route. They also raised funds and awareness for It’s Good 2 Give. Alfie and Amy were 5 and 6 years old. It took them 4 hours.

Alfie’s Mum – ME!!! And whole bunch of amazing troops doubled and quadrupled (and some) on the mileage and strolled 13 miles and strode 26 miles in the same pouring rain, through many bits of Edinburgh I didn’t know existed, raising funds and awareness for It’s Good 2 Give. Seriously the rain battered each of us… through Cramond, along Portobello (stopping for hot pizza), into town finding the railway tunnel , singing as we strolled down Arthur’s seat, meeting AMAZING supporters at the bottom, making our way back to Murrayfield. It took us 7 hours.

We were all part of the KILTWALK, and proud of every single step we each took.  For me , I walked 26 miles for Evie’s 26 months of her life. Cancer took Evie from us when she was only 2 years and 2 months old. IG2G supported Evie and us through practical support, and boy I know she will be proud of what we have done in her memory.

IG2G continue to support families with practical requests and of course with the Ripple Retreat here, the families can now have extra special time together in a place that’s so tranquil, so peaceful, so beautiful, to make new memories together and for a time of reflection too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By walking in the Kiltwalk, 6 miles, 13, or 26 miles, and it taking you 2, 4 or 10 hours, you are fundraising for this wee amazing charity and no matter what you raise… the Kiltwalk is going to donate 140% of that back to It’s Good 2 Give!  (They keep gift aid but in return donate additional 40% to the charity from the Hunter Foundation). You will be supporting many families in Scotland by fundraising for IG2G. Whatever the Kiltwalk you choose, it’s not near as tough as what some young people and their families are going through. Trust me on that one. I’ve walked in those shoes.

So … my question to you is … when would you like to take part? I couldn’t make my mind up so I am mighty striding all four! The dates for each Kiltwalk are noted here and you can sign up via this linkDo tell us too that you have signed up so that we can keep in touch with you.

Glasgow 29th April
Aberdeen 3rd June
Dundee 19th August
Edinburgh 16th September

How much does its cost?
Mighty Stride (£25 Reg Fee+£5 VAT+£1.65 Processing Fee)£31.65
Big Stroll         (£25 Reg Fee + £5 VAT + £1.65 Processing Fee)  £31.65 ( we have a discount code for any participant doing the 13mile walks at all venues – before you register please get in touch and we will give you the code)
Wee Wander Adult  (£10 Reg Fee+ £2 VAT + 66p Processing Fee) £12.66
Wee Wander Child   (£5 Reg Fee+ £1 VAT + 33p Processing Fee)   £6.33

You will receive a pack from the Kiltwalk to help you with your walk, and from IG2G you will receive a FABULOUS tshirt specifically designed for the IG2G walkers in the Kiltwalk which we would love you to wear on the day.

Why not get your friends and family to do this with you? Your school or club? Get fit and feel good and know that you are making a difference too. See you at the starting line in Glasgow… and in Aberdeen… oh, and in Dundee, and did I say Edinburgh too?

Shonagh Byrne, Parent Ambassador and Kiltwalk coordinator for It’s Good 2 Give

Personalised Reindeer Family

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Does anyone fancy a lovely personalised Reindeer family.

You may remember a post last month on the fundraising that Tiernan Kerr did for us.

Now it is his sisters turn, Caitlin and Arianna are selling the reindeer family to raise funds for It’s Good 2 Give.

Details on how to order are below, you can also PM Caitlin Eloise or Carla Kerr.