Monday, 28 September 2009 00:00

Working away behind the scenes

Thank you to everyone who keeps telling us that they have new/unused items waiting for the charity shop to open. I spoke to John Amabile last week and he is working away behind the scenes, but is very busy at present with 60 minute makeover. but hopes to have the charity shop opened before the end of the year. Due to illness and circumstances outwith the persons’ control, two bonus ball numbers have become available. If anyone would like to pay £1 per week, and have the chance of winning £25, please go into see Karen at Printpoint and she will go over the details. Thanking everyone again.
Monday, 21 September 2009 00:00


I just want to take this week to thank everyone who has been involved with Calums Cabin at all. That is us nearlybeen open 7 months, 28 families have been through the door and stayed for what many of the families describe as a truely memorable week, this wouldn’t have been the case if it were not for everyone’s help. Whether you are local or from the mainland, have given personal,business, club and society donations,monthly standing orders, match funding, daily donations into collecting cans,organised events, we just want you to know the difference that Calums Cabin is making to so many lives. Thank you also to all our meeters and greeters, the families are just delighted to meet the individuals who give of their time, to take them to the cabin, show them around and offer their own knowledge of the Island, and in many cases become friends of the family and keep in touch, thank you all. Thank you also to everyone who have given so generously of their time for the families when they are staying on the Island, and allowing them to have a memorable time, through their activities, which have all been donated free of charge, we thank these individuals from the bottom of our hearts and promise you that you…
Monday, 14 September 2009 00:00


Thank you so much to all our collectors on Saturday at Greenock Morton. The sun shone for us and we had a good day, over £300 was raised, so thank you all very much, it was just a shame it wasn’t such a good day for Morton. Sunday’s football arranged by the HELP Project was a very successful day , and the trophy will remain on Bute for a second year, well done boys. We hope that maybe next year the day can be expanded and perhaps younger footballers can become involved. On Monday we met with the lady who co-ordinates advertising on the ferries. We had been in talks for several months and it has just happened to be the case that the week after last weeks letter about advertising was in the Buteman, our new posters will go on the Wemyss Bay- Bute route and the Arran - Ardrossan Route. Hopefully this will expand the message about Calums Cabin and allow everyone who visits the Island and also that of Arran know what Calums Cabin is all about. Thank you all again for all you help.
Monday, 07 September 2009 00:00

Football Crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a wee reminder to anyone who is going to the Morton Game on Saturday and wouldn’t mind helping us with a can collection prior to the game. If you could be there for 1.45, so get the 1pm ferry , that would be wonderful, because the more than can help the better. If you can help, please contact Duncan, Jenna or myself. On Sunday the annual Calum Speirs Memorial Trophy, organised by the Help Project will take place. Entry fees are £20 per adult team, unfortunately again this year it is only for over 18’s but hopefully next year something will be organised for younger children. Details are available from the Help Project in Victoria Street. The games are going to run from 11am - 2.30pm on Sunday at The Joint Campus football grond, see you all there. Thank you all again.
Monday, 31 August 2009 00:00


Thank you to all who came on the Waverley on Saturday, a total of £775 was received which is split equally between Waverley Excursions and Calums Cabin. May we take this opportunity to thank the Waverley for all their help and assistance on the two fundraising days. We look forward to next years sailings. Thank you also this week to an impromptu collection that took place on Saturday night at a friends birthday party, it was a wonderful gesture and the funds are greatly appreciated. This week we would like to remind anyone again that goes to Greenock Morton and might like to come a wee bit earlier than usual on Saturday 12th Sept and help collect funds from supporters going into the ground. If you can help that would be great, please contact Duncan or myself. For all our Charity Shop helpers, please don’t think we have forgotten about you, John Amabile has been on holiday and is just back, so hopefully soon work will start to progress on the shop front. We will be in touch. Thank you all so much again, I would just like to pass on all the thanks from the families who say the community on Bute is so supportive to them while on holiday and make them feel…
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