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Five things you need to know today Edinburgh

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RecyclingPhotographsFoster carers event on Thursday Fort Kinnaird Recruitment and Skills CentreEdinburgh Direct Aid knitathon You can watch the council's Transport and Environment Committee meeting again if you wish on the council's webcast pages.One of the items...

Macmillan bowled over by fundraisers!

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 Macmillan Cancer Support is bowled over by the fundraising efforts of Fountain Park Entertainment Centre.  Staff from the Edinburgh site, which encompasses companies such as X-Leisure Edinburgh, Securigroup, McCowans, Cineworld and Tenpin, have joined...

Charity to benefit from husband and wife Gumball Rally 3000 team

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  A husband and wife team are setting out to complete 50 Random Acts of Kindness during the Gumball 3000 event!  Garreth Wood, owner of The Speratus Group, and Nicola Wood will try to complete...

Malmaison support charity bike ride

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MALMAISON HOTELS ANNOUNCE THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS YEAR’S NICU SUPPORT FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDE.NICU Support is an Emergency Hospital Courier Service that helps premature and sick babies by collecting mother’s milk from Donors and delivering it...

Marie Curie grateful for fundraising support

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Charity thanks people in Edinburgh for supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal   Marie Curie Nurses offer their thanks to everyone in the area for helping to make the charity’s appeal a great success.Since Marie Curie Cancer...

Edinburgh College is just the treat!

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Edinburgh College opened their doors at the Granton Campus to the public and asked them to support the college's charity St Columba's Hospice by attending its free student-led food and drink festival, treat, the newest major...

Mikaeel Kular fundraising event

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 The community of North Edinburgh are raising money for a memorial tribute in honour of Mikaeel Kular who was reported missing in January, sparking a widespread search by the community.Come join in the fun...

Rock Trust challenge you to a Munro

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Former homeless teen David Middleton led a team from homeless charity the Rock Trust to launch the Rock Trust Munro Challenge in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park yesterday.David, aged 19, found himself homeless at the age...

Aaron’s ‘hair razing fundraiser’ for charity

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15 year-old school pupil Aaron Gilfillan shaved his head on Saturday to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Aaron, a pupil at Craigmount High School, was inspired to support Macmillan when his Papa, John Thomson, was diagnosed...

Kilimanjaro trip flushed with success!

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GARY SCALES NEW HEIGHTS FOR CHARITY Gary Peterson from Fountainpark casino in Edinburgh is celebrating. He scaled the peaks of Kilimanjaro and raised more than £3,500 for charity. Gary, a croupier at the casino on Dundee...

Bunny Burns Supper Charity Ceilidh Night

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Buddies Bunny Rescue  are putting on an ’alternative’ Burns Night event in aid of two local Animal Welfare Charities, the main theme being that of rabbit welfare & suitable for Vegetarians / Vegans – after-all,...

Loony Dook on New Year’s Day anyone?

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Luckily for those not quite brave enough the entries have now closed for this year's event!The Loony Dook takes place in South Queensferry on 1 January 2014 and is the first local event in...

Fancy a dip in the Forth on New Year’s Day?

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Apart from the Loony Dook in South Queensferry there are other opportunities to get cold and wet for a good cause...There are still some places left for anyone wanting to take a splash in...

Five times more families using food banks

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While some people are watching TV programmes and deciding how best to cook the feast for their family, children's charity, Barnardo's warns that more people are resorting to food banks than ever before. The report...

St Mary’s RC Primary School having a Christmas Fair

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St Mary’s (Leith) RC Primary School is holding its Christmas Fair on Friday 6 December 2013 from 9am – 1pm.Stalls will include good quality books, DVDs, toys, bric-a-brac, tombola prizes and home-baking.The Christmas Raffle...

More delights from the mystery book sculptor

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 The anonymous artist responsible for the mysterious paper book sculptures that have been gifted to various literary institutions in Edinburgh has been hard at work again, this time supporting Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)...

Edinburgh man’s epic world record attempt for charity

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Edinburgh man’s epic world record attempt to raise money for Emilie’s Charities Ultra runner Michael Nowicki may be used to running long distances but he faces his greatest challenge yet when he takes on the...

Edinburgh Rugby growing moustaches for Movember

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Edinburgh Rugby put down razors for charityEdinburgh Rugby have set off on a month-long charity event, as players will attempt to grow moustaches in aid of men’s health awareness fundraising, the so-called Movember.Movember challenges...

Rugby club raising money for cancer charity

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LOCAL COMMUNITY RUGBY CLUB IS RAISING VITAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT LEADING CHARITY BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCERBoroughmuir Rugby and Community Sports Club (BR&CSC) in Edinburgh are hosting a special breast cancer awareness match to raise vital...

Muirhouse community shop raises funds for MacMillan

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Residents came together for the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning last week.Back in August Muirhouse community shop decided to sign up to take part in the biggest coffee morning in aid for Macmillan Cancer...

Muirhouse Community Shop to host biggest coffee morning

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Muirhouse community shop on Pennywell Road will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 27 September 2013. Between 9am and 5pm our volunteers will sell a large selection of cakes, sweets, teas...

RAF Leuchars fundraising cycle at Edinburgh Airport

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Edinburgh Airport hosts RAF Leuchars charity cycleEdinburgh Airport played host to a team from RAF Leuchars today who were attempting to complete a 12-hour charity cycle.  The 10 personnel, all serving members of the...

Lothian Buses shows off to its charity partner

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Lothian Buses organise exclusive visits to its Central depot for families supported by It’s Good 2 Give It’s Good 2 Give run regular workshops for the children they support which include jewellery making, Cupcake decorating, decopatch,...

Councillors walk the walk for charity

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A team of female councillors have raised £3,000 by 'walking the walk' in June to raise funds for cancer charity.Councillors Vicki Redpath, Joanna Mowat, Deidre Brock, Cathy Fullerton, Lesley Hinds and Norma Austin-Hart got...

Sainsburys Straiton choose Cancer Research UK as charity partner

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Cancer Research UK announced as Sainsbury’s Straiton new local charity partner   CANCER research in Edinburgh is to receive a welcome boost thanks to a new local fundraising partnership between Sainsbury’s Straiton and Cancer Research UK. The partnership...

Edinburgh companies get adventurous for CHAS

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Adventurous teams from Edinburgh-based companies Pagan Osborne, RBS and Simpson & Marwick are gearing up to tackle a 12 hour multi activity challenge in the Scottish Borders at the end of this month to...

Broughton Rugby Club do a bit of fundraising during the summer break

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Unbelievable Trekkers! Rugby trio head for the hills in aid of charity They hope to be climbing their way up the league ladder this coming season however three of Broughton Rugby’s Men’s team have reached...

Special offer for all Edinburgh charities

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One of Scotland’s leading catering companies, GH Event Catering has created a special offer for those dedicated people who work tirelessly, organising fantastic charitable events.  The East Lothian-based business is offering its stunning Eskmills...

M & S Bike 24 charity challenge

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Contributed articleCYCLES AT THE READY: EDINBURGH M&S STORES PREPARE FOR £1.5M CHARITY CHALLENGE- M&S Gyle and Kinnaird employees taking part in the Britain’s largest 24 hour endurance event-Marks & Spencer is gearing up for...

Forth Road Bridge Unicycle Challenge

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Help Brianna plant a tree for every metre of the bridge! On 16 June 2013 beginning at 10:30am, 10-year old Brianna will attempt to unicycle across the entire length of the Forth Road Bridge. For...

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