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Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #23

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If you don't actually want to give someone a present they may not like anyway then why not give to a charity?Edinburgh based charity Sick Kids Friends Foundation is calling out to communities around...

Andrew Dickson’s Canadian adventure continues

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Andrew Dickson’s Canadian adventure continues although it almost turned into an American adventure, and apparently he has been seen at Selkirk College?So far he has encountered ospreys, bald-eagles and small critters but as yet...

Andrew Dickson’s charity bicycle ride across Canada

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Just over three years ago, The Edinburgh Reporter covered Baberton man Andrew Dickson's two month cycle trip between Perth on the west coast of Australia and Brisbane on the east coast of Queensland which raised much needed funds...

Sick Kids Friends says thanks!

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Tomorrow the Edinburgh-based charity Sick Kids' Friends Foundation will say thank you to anyone who has helped them raise £1.7m last year. The 11 members of the team will man the phones, send emails,...

Liam Fontaine raises over £2,000 for Sick Kids Friends Foundation

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Hibs' defender Liam Fontaine has raised over £2,000 for charity after he shaved off his beard for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, double the original target and today he expressed his gratitude to the...

Hibs’ players open newly refurbed space-themed play room at St John’s

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Two Hibs' players joined staff and patients at St John’s Hospital in Livingston to officially launch the newly refurbed space-themed play room within the hospital’s children’s ward.Club Captain David Gray and player Liam Fontaine were...

Sick Kids fundraiser Tom is on a charity countdown

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The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) are calling on big-hearted Scots to help their oldest and most esteemed volunteer reach another fundraising milestone by the end of this year. 94-year-old Tom Gilzean collects for the...

Concert for Sick Kids on 6 May

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Some of the finest vocal talent in Scotland is set to unite for a one-off concert in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) this month.Edinburgh’s ‘Voice of the Town’ singing group will...

Young student saves the day for Sick Kids

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An 18-year-old is wearing his favourite superhero costume for a whole month to raise money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) after his brother received treatment at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children...

Dorin’s first haircut raises money for Sick Kids

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Girl’s first haircut donates waist-long hair to sick children Ten-year-old Dorin Rogers – whose hair was so long she could sit on it – has had her hair cut for the first time in her...

Edinburgh Bowling Club raise funds for Sick Kids

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Sick Kids say they are 'bowled over' by Edinburgh charity effort A BIG-hearted bowling group is in a league of its own after announcing a year-long fundraising drive for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF)...

Cash raised for Sick Kids Friends Foundation

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ATOS AND LIVINGSTON ROUND TABLE RAISE FUNDS FOR SKFFTWO generous Livingston organisations have donated almost £6,500 to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) to help fund a new sensory room at NHS Lothian’s Sunndach...

Trekking for Sick Kids

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Trekker encourages others to do summit charitable for SKFF A LOCAL woman who climbed Scotland’s largest Munro to raise funds for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation is now encouraging others to do the same. Finance team...

Roll up for the Circus!

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This Easter a Circus with a difference is rolling into Edinburgh - a one day only circus extravaganzaLooking for something to do as a family this Easter? Why not go to a circus with twist?...

Barclays supports art sale for Sick Kids Friends Foundation

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Barclays was recently a proud sponsor of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation’s Postcards 2012 event which took place on 1 November 2012. The event was held at Lyon & Turnbull’s show room in Edinburgh...

Craig Gowans Memorial Fund provide second charity minibus

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Over the past few months, The Edinburgh Reporter has featured articles on the fundraising activities of the Craig Gowans’ Memorial Fund. This week, the generosity of those taking part and the hard work of...

The Gypsy Queens made a video for us….

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We interviewed the Gypsy Queens yesterday and had a lot of fun watching them busk in the sun to raise funds for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation at the National Gallery. Then we found...

Gypsy Queens busk for Sick Kids in Edinburgh

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Usually their audience is made up of celebrities. They have played at many glittery parties on the French Riviera where they all live, entertaining many famous entertainers and actors, some of whom get up...

Fundraiser for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Corstorphine

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AN Edinburgh mum-of-three who has raised more than £8,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation has organised yet another fundraising event next weekend. Gilly Herbert, of Corstorphine, is hosting a Baby Blossom Fair at St...

Olympic Torch arrives at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids’ Hospital

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Youngsters at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital received an unexpected treat today when former patient Katie Ford arrived with her Olympic Torch which she carried in London on the penultimate day of the festivities. The 26...

Fundraising diary – Skydiving for Sick Kids

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A generous group of fundraisers raised a staggering £10,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) by launching themselves from a plane thousands of metres above the ground.A total of 29 people signed up...

Fundraising for SKFF at Raceland in May

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Whether you think of yourself as the next Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton or David Coulthard, the Sick Kids Friends Foundation urges you to take the wheel to lap up some cash at Raceland’s 24-hour...

India’s Running for the Sick Kids

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An Edinburgh student is set to push herself to the limit to raise money for the city’s sickest children – and she wants others to do the same. Twenty-three-year-old India Dodgson, a volunteer with the...

Calling all Ladies who lunch!

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All you 'Ladies Who Lunch'…Here is a date for your diaries, and it is for a great cause. What's better than a good natter with ‘the girls’ over a spot of lunch? Great chat, great...

Cycle for the Sick Kids

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Keen cyclists across Midlothian are being encouraged to get on their bikes and pedal to success to raise funds for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).And it doesn’t matter whether you fancy yourself as...

Jack Henderson shortlisted for Fundraising award

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Pint-sized fundraiser Jack Henderson is in the running to add yet another prestigious award to his already overflowing trophy cabinet.The big-hearted seven-year-old from Prestonpans in East Lothian is up for the honour of Young...

SSsshhh! There’s a Silent auction at the Balmoral

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Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral will this year be holding a month long silent auction in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) - a charity which provides much needed funds for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children...

Stars Singing Carols for Sick Kids

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CFC Poster 2011 - With Writing Comp Details (3)(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script"); s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();Celebrities will gather for a...

£7,700 raised for Sick Kids

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Volunteers have presented the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) with a staggering cheque for £7,700 after courageously scaling the dizzying heights of Britain’s highest mountain. The group of 29 climbers battled the steep peaks and...

Jack drew the lot

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Six-year-old internet sensation Jack Henderson of Prestonpans finished his 536th and final commissioned drawing to raise funds for charity this week, marking the end of what his father Ed calls “a mad year”. Web developer,...
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