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LifeCare celebrating 80 years of service

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LifeCare Edinburgh, the older people’s care charity now based in Stockbridge, celebrates its 80th anniversary this month.  Established in September 1941, the local organisation offers a range of vital care and community services which...

£21K raised by Broxburn runner for Sick Kids Hospital

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A dedicated runner from Broxburn has raised a staggering £21,404.84 for children in hospital by running a virtual marathon – on his treadmill.Graham Bow originally signed up to run the 2020 Edinburgh Marathon to...

Holding a Big Ginger Social this September?

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A call has been put out by Cancer Support UK to anyone who might hold their very own Big Ginger Social to raise money to fund Cancer Kits for people going through cancer treatment.Throughout...

Separation anxiety campaign launched by ECDH

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Pet owners are being urged by Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home to take steps to reduce the risk of separation anxiety in their animal companions as restrictions are lifted further.Separation anxiety is, much as...

SAMH to benefit from 1,000 mile End-to-End cycle ride

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Recently completing a 1,000 mile cycle from John o’Groats to Land's End, Greg McAllister - an employee at leading industrial software provider Asset Guardian Solutions Limited (AGSL) - helped the company raise over £3,000...

Eric Liddell Centre welcomes the local community back for 2021 Summer Fair

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On Saturday, 26 June, The Eric Liddell Centre is inviting everyone to join its Summer Fair.The fair is being held to celebrate the well-known charity and community hub reopen after being closed for fourteen...

Countdown is on for Linlithgow charity fitness challenge

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Cue the 'Jaws' music! In about 10 days, Grizzfit gym in Linlithgow will start their '24 in 24' Challenge as they strive to raise money for two charities close to the owners' hearts.As we...

Toolkit launched by Edinburgh Science charity to help UK businesses reach net zero carbon

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We are in a climate emergency and the scientific consensus is clear on that. To address this, necessary and ambitious targets are being set by the United Nations - net zero by 2050, UK...

5 SCOTS’ 72-hole golfing challenge in aid of prostate cancer charity

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On Wednesday 02 June 2021 four members of Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (BKA Coy, 5 SCOTS) took to Dunnikier Golf Course to participate in a 72-hole challenge wearing their...

Perfect slice of summer to be served up with new Sound Bites collaboration

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This summer, Scottish Ensemble (SE) and Social Bite are teaming up to spread the joy of shared food and live music with new collaboration 'Sound Bites'.Based on the notion that the simple pleasures of...

GrizzFit Gym in final prep for ’24 in 24′ workout challenge charity event

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This Saturday 26th of June, GrizzFit, Linlithgow’s newest state-of-the-art gym, are holding an event which will see the team and gym members take on the physical challenge of completing 24 WODS (Workout of the...

Workout challenge event in Linlithgow to raise money for charity

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On the 26th of June 2021, GrizzFit, Linlithgow’s Newest State of the Art Gym, are holding an event which will see the team take on the physical challenge of completing 24 WODS (Workout of...

Linlithgow Based Science Company raises over £1,000 for children’s charity

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Express Micro Science (EMS), completed their 1083 mile virtual challenge from Lands End to John O’Groats in just 17 days, raising more than their £1,000 target for Children’s Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS).EMS, a growing...

‘Tour de Forth’ returns with support from record breaking Josh Quigley

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Josh Quigley, the record-breaking Scottish cyclist, has thrown his support behind plans for the return of the Tour de Forth sportive, which was cancelled last year due to Covid-19. The annual event has raised...

1,083-mile challenge for Linlithgow-based science company

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The fast-growing, Linlithgow-based science company, Express Micro Science (EMS), set a target to raise £1,000 for Children’s Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS). One third of the work force signed up to be active participants in...

Lifecare has meals on wheels for the elderly

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LifeCare Edinburgh, the older people’s support charity, is urgently extending its ‘meals on wheels’ service launched last year as increased support for the elderly through the crisis.  The charity set up the new service...

‘Empty Kitchens’ celebrates the kindness of Scotland with the COOK Kindness Survey

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According to a report released today (17th Feb.), most Britons - 65% - believe we have become kinder as a nation over the last 12 months and 92% say they’ve done an act of...

Roy Laidlaw’s youngest son preparing for an “amazing challenge” for charity

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The youngest son of the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions scrum-half, Roy Laidlaw, Chris Laidlaw is a Scotland Club XV International stand-off in his own right.Chris, 30, captain of Boroughmuir Bears in...

Self catering business helps answer charity call

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MAINS OF TAYMOUTH ENJOYS SOME PILLOW TALK WITH LOCAL CHARITY The five star self catering estate in Kenmore has reached out to a Perth based charity which sets up vulnerable and disadvantaged people in their...

Church of Scotland makes significant contribution to Sarwar Foundation

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The Church of Scotland joins a number of organisations in making generous donations to a campaign providing Christmas presents for those children who are living in poverty.The church has made a £5,000 donation to...

RVS offers support to older people in Scotland to keep safe, well and warm...

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Older people will get help from Royal Voluntary Service this winter to stay safe, warm and well with advice and practical help for those lacking support.Research carried out by the national volunteering charity, and...

Capital Theatres’ work with the Children’s Hospital Charity continues with ‘Curtains Up’

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A transformation has been afoot at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children this week. Capital Theatres’ Learning and Participation Coordinator Cat Sheridan has been working with Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s (ECHC) arts team at...

Barratt help out two local charities

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Local housebuilder Barratt East Scotland has donated £1,000 to two Edinburgh charities.LOVE Gorgie Farm will use the funding to improve storage for its foodbank with a new fridge freezer for fresh produce and...

‘Incredible show of support’ applauded by Capital Theatres

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Scotland’s largest theatre charity, Capital Theatres, today thanked the public for its incredible support of the theatres through its Crowdfunder campaign, an urgent appeal for support launched last month.The Crowdfunder closed at noon today...

Socially distant litter picks aim to get Scotland’s litter in the bag

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'Zero Waste Scotland' is supporting Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Marine Conservation Society with funding to provide individuals, couples, families and small groups (in-line with Scottish Government outdoors advice) with litter-picking and survey kits...

Charity is looking for mentors now

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The mentoring charity, MCR Pathways, is looking for 150 volunteer mentors in Edinburgh to help disadvantaged young people realise their potential. The charity's mentoring programme recently expanded into nine Edinburgh schools and there is a...

More than 13,000 take part in Kiltwalk Weekend

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Over 13,000 people put on tartan and walked, skipped and ran their way to complete their individual challenges.The Kiltwalk started on Friday and ended today with everyone taking part in small groups.This...

Sense Scotland celebrate 35 year anniversary

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Disability charity, Sense Scotland, is celebrating 35 years of supporting deafblind people in Scotland with a fundraising campaign.The charity began in 1985 as a small group of families who pressed for services for their...

M&S stores helping NHS Charities Together

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M&S stores in Edinburgh have been raising funds for NHS Charities Together over the last few months and customers have raised over £121,000.All money raised for NHS Charities Together goes towards helping local communities,...

Impact of 5 years’ focus on Dementia-friendly work at Capital Theatres revealed in report

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Scotland’s largest independent theatre charity, Capital Theatres stages over 700 performances each year across the Festival Theatre, the Kings Theatre, and The Studio. Alongside this diverse programme of national and international artistic work, sits...

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