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Raise funds – fathers day

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Make some new memories with Dad this Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June.
From stadium tours to driving days, you can both enjoy experiences he’ll never forget. Raise FREE funds for us when you purchase the perfect experience gift via @GiveasyouLive

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/itsgood2give?utm_source=GAYLCharitySocial&utm_medium=Post

Businesses – you can help too

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Shop online for office supplies and book business travel via @Give as you Live at Viking, Staples, Trainline + many more and you’ll raise free funds for us!

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/itsgood2give?utm_source=GAYLCharitySocial&utm_medium=Post

St Cuthbert’s Way successfully completed

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A huge well done to Neil Hughes and his friends who managed to completed their walk of St Cuthbert’s Way last week.

Over the 5 days they walked a total of 64 miles.

Monday from Melrose to Harestanes with Colin Stewart Tuesday from Harestanes to Kirk Yetholm with Colin Dumma Wednesday from Kirk Yetholm to Wooler with Karl Fearnley & Gareth Hughes Thursday from Wooler to Fenwick with Andrew Williamson Friday fromFenwick to Holy Island with Tom Menzies Raising an amazing £3683 for It’s Good to Give which is hugely appreciated.

Here are a few photos of Neil – arriving at Holy Island and a view from the Cheviots.

Glasgow Zipslide

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Huge thank you to Euan Connor, Lynne Hislop, Rachael Johnston and Sandra Finlayson for braving the weather and doing the Zipslide in Glasgow today.

Few comments from the zipsliders…

“It truly was an unforgetable moment and privilege remembering your team member Joanna as I zipped accross the River Clyde”

” It was brilliant, apart from the weather! I’d do it over and over again …”

Overseas Treks 2020

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We love overseas treks and so do our followers. We have 3 planned for next year, 2020. One is to go and see the beauty of this World Heritage Site and climb to the Roof of Africa with Breaking Strain Events. You’ll be guided up the Machame Route over 6 days (also known as Whiskey Route), where you will ‘walk high, sleep low’ in tents allowing your body to acclimatise to the altitude before you summit Uhuru Peak at 5895m (19,000ft).

Another trek is one we first did in 2015 with Breaking Strain Events. It is a challenging trek due to the cold temperatures of Rovaniemi in Finland. You will spend 3 days trekking approximately 65km into the Arctic Circle pulling all your own kit on a pulk and sleeping on frozen river beds and lakes in tents. Finishing with a night in the Ice Hotel with a high probability off seeing the Northern Lights ( Aurora Borealis).

And we also plan a Vietnam trek. 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.

Please get in touch if you are interested in any of our treks

Come and join us for the Kiltwalk 2019

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2019 is our tenth year as a Charity – our goal is to raise funds to continue our support of families who have a child or teen with cancer.

In 2018 we had an amazing 340 people supporting us by doing the Edinburgh kiltwalk. Thanks to the support of these wonderful people and the Hunter Foundation we raised an incredible £150,000.

It is totally astonishing and very gratifying to know that everyone who participated did so well with their fundraising and that the wonderful Hunter Foundation topped up the money by 40%.

Also our very own Kiltwalker, Kirsty White, won the Arnold Clark car as well. Kirsty did the full 24 mile walk in Edinburgh and we are delighted for her. Every Kiltwalker is in with a chance to win a car at each of the walks and in 2019, it could be YOU!

The 2019 Kiltwalk dates are now out and available to book. You can choose 6, 11 or 25 miles at any location, more details below.

Please do support us if you can by joining our walkers. How about making up a work / school / friends / family team?

To sign up click on links below

For Glasgow click here

For Aberdeen click here

For Dundee click here and last but not least

For Edinburgh click here

Once signed up, do join our private Kiltwalk facebook group to get updates from us!

CK

Very special Christmas Cards

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Bringing the real meaning of Christmas to cards.

What do I mean?  Well, let’s see.  How about the fact that two cards were designed by a long time supporter Kate Holliday – a card designer.  She did so as she has done every year for ten years as a gift to us.  Exclusive designs at no cost.

The third card was designed by one of our Young Ambassadors – Tabby is 13 and went through treatment for cancer from age 6 to age 9.  She too designed the ‘Angels over the Stable’ card as a gift to us.

Or how about the fact that the cards, envelopes and packaging were donated meaning that, for the 8th year in a row, we an say that we get 100% of card sales.   We aren’t unique in doing this but we are in the minority!

Our cards are still good quality and good value.

Here are the three designs.  All are A6 size so that means it is an ordinary stamp for postage.  All are packed in 10’s.  One design per pack.  £4 per pack.  We can post to you for £1 per pack (UK only).  If you would like to buy any, please do get in touch.  And if you can help us sell out, we would welcome that help too!

Meet our Edinburgh Kiltwalkers – Susie B’s team

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Hello, my name is Susie Bradley and I am so privileged to be a trustee for It’s Good 2 Give.
I became involved with the charity after they supported my family when our daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia at 9 years old. I love everything they stand for and after experiencing their support personally, I know what a difference our fundraising can make to families going through the most awful diagnosis and subsequent treatment for a sick child.
That is why I am walking all four Kiltwalks this year, with the most amazing team of friends…Andy Simpson, Lee and Laura Fisher, Gary Sutherland, Lana Schofield and Martin Kennedy….together we are “The Caley Crew”!
We all work together in our ‘day jobs’ and we are all avid supporters of the charity…..we have been doing car boot sales, cake & candy stalls, tombolas, etc, to raise funds for our Kiltwalk efforts…..all this fundraising and our numerous training walks have kept the team very busy this year!
The banter on our walks is fantastic. I even put up with the football chat!
On the 4th walk this weekend, we will be joined by a few more pals and we can’t wait to share our Kiltwalk banter with them.
Andy is already working on what we are going to be doing next year!

Susie’s inspiration – her amazing daughter Sammi (now 18 and super healthy!)

Meet our Edinburgh Kiltwalkers – our speediest walker – Elaine!

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Hi I’m Elaine a long time supporter and trustee for it’s good 2 give charity.

The reason I signed up to walk 4 kiltwalks in 2018 is for a few reasons, firstly let’s be honest when Lynne asks who fancies a challenge who can actually resist, as she is such a caring and inspirational lady who founded the charity and works endlessly to run it, can any of us actually say NO!!

Secondly I became involved after meeting Lynne when my son Aaron was undergoing over 3 years of treatment for Leukaemia, the help we received from charities made a huge difference to our difficult time and I always vowed after Aaron got the all clear I would go that extra mile to raise whatever money I could to help others in the same situation so I thought why not walk 100 miles, 4 kiltwalks and admire some of Scotland famous cities.

Thirdly we know how lucky we are that Aaron is well today 23 years old and in March he will be 10 years off treatment and all the steps I walk for charity is nothing compared with the steps the children take whilst going through treatment.

The charity does amazing work providing practical support and has a beautiful ripple retreat where families can enjoy a break , so go ahead join us, cheer us , sponsor us, get involved, it certainly gives you great satisfaction knowing your helping make a difference. ( keeps you fit too 😉).

(ps from Lynne – you will have to be fast if you want to see Elaine – def our speediest walker! Awesome lady with awesome family – love them to bits)