I wasn’t the only member of Team Ig2g working yesterday – Trustee Susie B was working on her Ben Nevis climb and the fundraising for it. Parent Ambassador and our Workshop Champion Shonagh B was busy at our first workshop of the year. I asked her if she might write a wee bit about it and so let me hand over to Shonagh!
Hi everyone! I am Shonagh, a Parent Ambassador for It’s Good 2 Give!
I help organise the fun and interactive workshops for patients and their siblings every couple of months. So far we have had Stampin’ Up! Christmas Decorations workshop, ran by a wonderful lady called Ruth, and most recently, the kids were learning to rock climb at Alien Rock in Leith.
12 kids aged from 5 up to 9, with all different abilities, donned on their climbing shoes, harnesses and safety helmets and scrambled their way up the wall.
Some made it right to the roof (I couldn’t look, she was so tiny but so confident!) and other reached heights they could only have imagined. Very proud of them all.
The kids who attend are either on or off treatment, have siblings who are, or have lost their brother or sister to childhood cancer. The workshops bring these kids together, to see friends they made on the ward again, and a chance for the parents to catch up with old, and meet new friends.
The workshops always provide some sort of skill, craft or learning. The charity’s kind and generous supporters allow It’s Good 2 Give to run these workshops, and in the future I have lined up with the local Dobbies their own Little Seedlings workshop, and hopefully organising a ceramics day, a tour of a museum and a dodgeball experience!!