Yesterday was a great day – we seem to be having a fair few of these kinds of days recently! Most folk look forward to fridays because it signals the end of the week- me, I looked forward to yesterday for all the amazing people I knew I was going to meet.
Let me start at the beginning.
Started my day at Currie High School – where I met their Charities Committee and the Head Teacher, Mrs MacKinnon. The school pupils have been doing fundraising for us for past eight months. Many of the pupils knew Paul Davies who went to school at Currie HS and lost his fight with cancer nearly three years ago. We are proud to have our Pedal for Scotland team named Pedal for Paul. The money the school raised will go into our Paul Davies fund – when we have our house up and running one of the rooms will be named after Paul.
Katherine McFarlane is Head Girl at Currie and volunteers with us one day a week – I had asked her how much they raised and she was coy about it – obviously wanting me to get a nice surprise – which I most certainly did.
I was presented with a cheque for almost £2000. How utterly fabulous
After that I scooted over to see one of our trekkers – we were discussing all things It’s Good 2 Give over a cuppa and cake – and her dog, Archie tried staring me down as I had the cake!! Quite right too, Archie.
Moving on to an afternoon tea event organised by two of our trekkers, Adrienne and Nancee – super prizes in their raffle and lots of wonderful helpers putting together a plentiful cake stand filled with sandwiches, cakes and treats. mmmmm
The next bit was for me but I mention it because the person I visited next is one of my fairy godmothers – Jacqui – friend and hairdresser – does my hair every month and for all my major events. I love it when she does my hair – only time I am ever hair smart!
And so, with gorgeous hair I set off for for the ITM ball at the Edinburgh Marriott – met up there with co-trustee, Susan Stewart and her two nieces Lucy and Sophy – we set up our table in the function room, laid out our leaflets on the tables and got ready to raise some more funds! Did my wee talk, had dinner, (very nice it was too), a great roll the pound at the whisky bottle game, incredible raffle (like airline tickets to USA!) and then a disco.
And did we get good funds in? You can believe it!!! almost £4000.
At the same time, co-trustee Marlyn Minto was attending a Lashes and Tashes fundraising party organised by trekker Aileen. I have yet to find out whether Marlyn wore lashes or tashes!! I do know that Aileen raised around £1200. Just fantastic. I will add more photos of the event soon. Here is a wee photo of the raffle table.
When I put my head on the pillow around midnight last night it was with an immense sense of gratitude to all who help us achieve our goal……
Thank you each and every one.