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Camino de Santiago trek

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We still have places available for our Camino de Santiago trek this October if anyone would like to join this incredible route.

A 5 day spectacular trek through one of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes.

The El Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as ‘The Way of St James’, is one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world and is a World Heritage Site.  A journey millions of pilgrims have completed over thousands of years. The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores.

Click here for more information

 

Fathers Day Gifts

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With just a few days  till Fathers Day ….

What to get Dad? How about clothes, chocolate or even whiskey? Find the best gifts and raise free funds for us when you order online via @GiveasyouLive http://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/itsgood2give

Summer travel

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Where are you planning on going this year? Cruise?

UK staycation or a luxury getaway? Take a look at the offers online via @GiveasyouLive & you’ll raise HUGE donations for us https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/itsgood2give/_travel/summer

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?)

 

Tiernan’s fundraiser for Ripple Retreat

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Tiernan Kerr does us proud.

Young Tiernan has just done a superb fundraiser for us at his school – Newcastle Primary.

Raising an amazing £344.89 he had many stalls selling cakes, sweets, soft toys, knitted toys, pocket money toys and a tombola.

Tiernan knows all about cancer treatment having gone through it himself. He and his family were the first family to stay at the Ripple Retreat rating it five star!
Here are a couple photos of Tiernan and his friends at the fundraiser.
Well done Tiernan – we love our young supporters.

Are you an Asda shopper? You can help us…..

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We are always looking for new ways to help fundraise for our charity.

The Asda foundation supports local causes and donates £1 million a year to causes throughout the UK.

Anyone can nominate a cause.  Nominating It’s Good 2 Give! is really easy.

Here is quick step guide –

 

(1) Enter website www.storelocator.asda.com/#!/

(2) Store locator “Search” – enter your local store name or town

(3) Select your nearest store

(4) Under Asda community section there is a “Nominate” blue button- click on button

(5) This opens a pop up box – Simply answer the questions below

– Who are you nominating? = It’s Good 2 Give!

– Why do they need our help?

You could say something about our Ripple Retreat and the fact that we need to fundraise to maintain it so that families of young cancer patients can stay for a short break at no cost to them. We also provide snacks to patients and parents in the local oncology ward at the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh, provide parent packs to parents staying in hospital with their child, organise workshops for the whole family and provide families with ironing vouchers

– Their Contact details (name & tel no) = Lynne McNicoll OBE, Chair and Co-founder, It’s Good 2 Give  (07901555352)

– To help us find out more about your nomination, please provide your name, email or telephone number

– Submit

We would appreciate if anyone has the time to nominate us and hopefully we can raise more money for the charity.

Thank you for supporting us!

NHBC awards lunch

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NHBC lunch

We were delighted to be the benefitting charity for the NHBC Pride in the Job awards lunch in September. Their guests were very generous with the donations in envelopes and we received over £6000 – money we will use to maintain the Ripple Retreat allowing families to stay at no cost to them.
Thank you to NHBC Scotland for choosing us and to the NHBC events team for looking after us so well.

Scottish Gin and Scottish Beer Awards 2017

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Scottish Gin Awards and Scottish Beer Awards

Well, who wouldn’t be chuffed to be part of these awards? We were delighted to be one of the benefitting charities from donations guests made at these dinners. KDMedia are the organisers of the awards and have supported us for many years. This was first year of the gin awards and it was very well attended. At the Beer awards we got extra fortunate as one of the hosts, Hardeep Singh Kholi, donated two dinners – he will cook for two guests in their homes raising a wonderful and much appreciated £3000 for us!

Thanks to Kirsten and her team at KDMedia for such tremendous support and also to our teams of volunteers giving up their time to help at these events.  We need you and appreciate you very much.

Angus heads for the high seas

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Angus heads for the high seas

New supporter Angus Kirk wanted to celebrate his milestone birthday in a very special way. Although he had no experience of sailing (other than being a passenger) he has signed up for two legs of the Round the World Clipper race. This is no mean feat and Angus will cover 8000 miles! I have seen a film of the boat’s conditions – it is cramped to say the least. I am in awe of his determination and we all wish him the best of luck and hope he doesn’t suffer at all from seasickness. He has already raised over £4500 for us and aims to increase that.
If you would like to sponsor him, the link to his fundraising page is here. I will keep you up to date with his progress.

Articles about his trip

Linlithgow Gazette

Edinburgh Evening News