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Any RBS employees

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For any RBS employees or if you know someone who works at RBS.

RBS are doing Do Good, Feel Good Challenges for their staff and they can support a charity at the same time. The employees can choose their own charity and we would love anyone to support It’s Good 2 Give.

Here are a few challenges coming up –

Event Date Location
Abseil Tuesday 18 June Falkirk Wheel
Kiltwalks Sunday 2 June Aberdeen
Kiltwalks Sunday 18 August Dundee
Kiltwalks Sunday 15 September Edinburgh

Trek in Transylvania this October

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Transylvania Trek (4th – 7th October 2019)
£100 discount on registration fee till end January 2019

Perhaps you always wanted to join one of our Treks but couldn’t take the time off work or from the family, well here is one suitable for all.

Discover Romania on this amazing weekend trekking challenge

On this unique trekking challenge, we will discover some of the hidden sights of Transylvania, and step back in time to experience rural life, Romanian style. Feast your eyes on majestic castles such as the famous Count Dracula’s ‘Bran Castle’, pass through traditional villages and hike through the stunning untouched scenery.

Our two-day trekking challenge, takes us along craggy mountain ridges, through indigenous forests and flower-strewn meadows and farmland, a fascinating glimpse of rural life in an almost medieval corner of Europe.

To take part you need to pay your non-refundable registration fee of £125, pay the costs of £1,200 tens weeks before departure, and raise the minimum sponsorship of £1,000 for It’s Good 2 Give.

What is included
– International return flights from Scotland to Bucharest
– Transfers upon arrival and departure and local transfers
– Head English speaking guide
– Local guides
– Twin-share accommodation (3* Guesthouse)
– Full board throughout
– Celebration dinner
– UTC Expedition doctor

What is not included
– Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
– Single supplement
– Entrance to castles
– Gratuities
– Personal expenses
– Personal travel insurance

For more information click this link
https://www.ultimatechallenges.co.uk/challenges/europe/its-good-2-give-transylvania-trek/

or contact Shonagh@itsgood2give.co.uk
Another option is to join our private facebook group of interested trekkers and see the presentation there.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1803612383041881/

Trek – Vietnam, Pu Luong

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Vietnam, Pu Luong Trek (28th March – 6th April 2020)

Why not join us for this fantastic opportunity to explore the traditional charm and rare beauty of this untouched part of Asia. Trek through the valleys and paddy fields of northern Vietnam to the breath-taking mountains of the Hoa Binh province.  A trek not to be missed whilst raising vital funds for It’s Good 2 Give.

To take part you need to pay your non-refundable registration fee of £350, pay the costs of £1,645 tens weeks before departure, and raise the minimum sponsorship of £1,500 for It’s Good 2 Give or raise £3200 for It’s Good 2 Give.

What is included
– Return flights from Scotland to Hanoi, Vietnam
– Fuel surcharges
– Airport transfers in the UK and Vietnam
– Full board in Vietnam (except lunch and dinner on departure day)
– Celebratory dinner at the end of the trip
– Professional qualified local guides
– Shared accommodation (hotel in Hanoi, dorm style in local village houses on trek)
– UK Doctor

What is not included
– Vaccinations
– Single room supplement
– Gratuities
– Personal expenses
– Lunch day 9
– Personal travel insurance
– Optional tours and activities

Futher details on the itinerary for the trip can be viewed via this link
https://www.ultimatechallenges.co.uk/challenges/asia/its-good-2-give-vietnam-trek/

For more information or to book a place please contact
Shonagh@itsgood2give.co.uk

Our brave Skydivers

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Huge congratulations to all our brave Skydivers, Helen, James, Maggie and Rory.

It was a little frosty and cold but lovely blue skies for great photos.

They raised a wonderful £2058 for us which is hugely appreciated.

As you know every penny makes such a difference to help us support all the families.

Here are a few photos from the day.

Zumba Fundraiser

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When?  

Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 10:30-12:00

Where?

St Stephen’s Centre, Stockbridge

What?

Fundraising Zumba class by Suzanne

Read what she says:

Please come along and help me to raise some money for this local charity. It’s Good 2 Give does tremendous work in Ward 2 of Edinburgh Sick Kids to help bring the ‘extras’ that make a long hospital stay slightly less horrid for kids and parents alike. Now they also have the Ripple Retreat on Loch Venacher, a house where children and their families, from across Scotland, can go to be ‘normal’ and enjoy time together.

FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL!

How much and how to get tickets?

Tickets are £8, buy in class or email Suzanne on  hoppi@postmaster.co.uk for payment details via PayPal.

Charity Skydive

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CHARITY SKYDIVE

Any daredevils fancy doing a skydive whilst fundraising for It’s Good 2 Give?

Tandem parachuting uses a dual harness,  you are securely attached to one of the fully qualified and experienced instructors who will guide you through the whole jump from the exit, through freefall, piloting the canopy and finally the landing.

Exiting the aircraft from up to 10,000ft above the ground, you’ll experience approximately 30 seconds of free-fall – diving through the air at up to 120 miles per hour – before the instructor deploys the parachute at around 5,000ft.

Our Charity Skydive will be on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Fife Airport, Glenrothes.

 

Requirements for being eligible to do the sky dive

– Maximum weight of 14 stone

– Minimum age 16 years (those 16-18 years need parental supervision)

– Minimum fundraising requirement of £500 which includes cost for the sky dive

 

If you would like to book a space please email carla@itsgood2give.co.uk

Be quick though as we only have a few places available.

Kiltwalk update

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Dundee (19th August)
Edinburgh (16th September)

There is still time to sign up for either of the two upcoming Kiltwalks!
This is going to be the biggest Edinburgh Kiltwalk – in fact the biggest Kiltwalk that It’s Good 2 Give will have been part of!
It’s a very special one too, as one of the charity’s trustees, Joanna Lamb is leading out all three walks! (24miles, 15 miles and 5miles)
The Tom Hunter Foundation and Michelle Obama dinner have secured an extra 40% to give to the charity on top of your fundraising and it’s an amazing opportunity to raise as much money as we can for It’s Good 2 Give. This means that it is a really important fundraising opportunity for us and we are encouraging as many people to participate or volunteer at this event.  We have a pitstop at Silverknowes and need dozens of volunteers to help us on the day – Sunday 16th September.
We also need sponsors for our walkers and for treats for the walkers. If you could help or know a business who might be able to help point them our way! There is an opportunity for advertising on our tent too.

Summing up – what are we hoping for?

  • More walkers!
  • More volunteers to help at our pitstop
  • A business or businesses who might help provide treats (sweets, tablet, fudge,) for all the walkers who will walk by our pitstop
  • A business or businesses who might sponsor our tent.

If you can help with any of the above, we would LOVE to hear from you.

Ripple Ball 2018 sponsors welcomed!

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We are looking for businesses to take a half/full page ad in our A5 Ripple Ball programme in exchange for a donation of £250/500.

Each guest – and there are 400 of them – will receive a programme and this is a great way to advertise your business to them.

As volunteers, we organise the Ball ourselves so you can rest assure that your donation will go towards our fundraising projects.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be – do get in touch – we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to sponsor any other part of our event then do let us know.  (Entertainment, table centrepieces, table prizes, reception drink, raffle prizes )

Fundraising bowling competition

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CHARITY bowling event- Sunday 10th June 2018
 
Huge thank you to the Kerr family who held a fundraising event to raise funds for our charity again.
 
This time they did a fundraising bowling competition.  Looks like everyone had a great time and congratulations to all the prize winners. 
 
As their fundraising is going into towards their kiltwalk fund and the generosity of the Hunter Foundation it means they raised an amazing …..
£2120

Kerr family golf fundraiser

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CHARITY STABLEFORD GOLF COMPETITION – Friday 25th May 2018
 
Huge thank you to the Kerr family who held a fundraising event to raise funds for our charity.
 
They had a fundraising golf day at Leven Links Golf Club yesterday.
Great to see the support from everyone who participated in the event and huge congratulations to all the prize winners. 
 
As their fundraising is going into towards their kiltwalk fund and the generosity of the Hunter Foundation it means they raised an amazing …..
£1911