childrens cancer charity scotland

It’s Good 2 Give and Hobbs fashion event

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Calling all fashionistas and shopping aficionados!

Shonagh is throwing an exclusive event in the beautiful Hobbs store on George Street to raise money for us.
Guests will view the latest fashion from Hobbs whilst sipping on prosecco, sampling tasty nibbles and enjoying a huge 20% discount on full price purchases!

They will also be in with a chance of winning some wonderful raffle prizes, including  two £50 Hobbs Vouchers.

Go on our guest list for a donation of £10 (or more!)
Contact Shonagh Byrne shonagh@itsgood2give.co.uk to book your space at this wonderful event.

Date of Event – Wednesday 21 March 2018

Time of Event – 6-8pm

Cost – £10 per person payable on booking

Venue – Hobbs store, 47 George Street, Edinburgh

 

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.

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.

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.

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

Anyone want an ad in our Ripple Ball Programme?

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

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.