Monday, 08 February 2010 00:00

Three years
This week just a wee reminder about the annual whist drive, it is on Monday 22nd February at 7.30 in the 292, tickets can be purchased from Robert McKirdy, Printpoint, Duncan or myself and are priced at £3, it is always a good night, look forward to seeing you there. Can’t quite believe that come next week the cabin will have been up and running for a year, and with the exception of a couple of weeks due to cancellations we have been full all the way through. Bookings are coming in so fast now that we only have four weeks left until the end of August, quite a sad fact that by the beginning of February we are almost full 6 months in advance, and we are now having to turn families away or having to put them on our waiting list, I just wish the cabin had expandable walls. The shop is now at the stage that I can give dates, so, many of you have said that you have items that you have been keeping for us, well on Saturday 20th February we will open the doors and receive all new and nearly new clothes, shoes, jewellery, games, books, ornaments, cd’s, handbags. We will be open from 10am that day until 4pm,…

Monday, 01 February 2010 00:00

The Shop is nearly there!!
The charity shop is well underway now, and infact nearly there. The flooring was laid last week and this week all the “putting together” is happening and then hopefully we can have an open day for everyone to bring their new and nearly new items, to stock the shop. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in any way at all to get us to this stage. Thank you to out helpers who helped at Morrisons in Greenock on Saturday and to everyone who donated, it is greatly appreciated. Just a wee reminder again about our annual Whist Drive, it is on Monday 22 February at the 292 at 7.30pm with tickets costing £3. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you again

Monday, 25 January 2010 00:00

Play your cards right!!
The date has been confirmed for the Whist Drive, it is in the 292 hall on Monday 22nd February at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at £3, this includes as usual your supper after the whist. Tickets are available from Robert and Jean McKirdy or Duncan or myself or direct from Printpoint. Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets last week for the Burns Supper at Mountstuart. the draw was taking place today (Monday) and all those who won will be contacted directly. Thank you to Mountstuart again for all their support. As many of you will see the charity shop is really beginning to take shape now, thank you to everyone who has helped to get it to this stage, and hopefully within the next few weeks we will be at a stage to accept all your donations. Thank you all again.

Monday, 18 January 2010 00:00

Bookings are dropping in daily
The bookings for spring and summer are coming in fast just now, and where possible we do our best to fulfil the families first choice of a weeks’ break, at times like this we just wish Calums Cabin had elastic walls. Thank you all for your continued support, without you all Calums Cabin wouldn’t be where it is. Just a wee final reminder that there is a raffle at Mountstuart on Friday night, tickets are priced at £1 per strip and available at Mountstuart, The Pro Golf Shop and at Printpoint. Thank you. Today Monday, we met with some of the cast from the Panto at the Palace Theatre when they came and presented us with the cheque from all the visitors to the Panto throughout November and December, it was great for them to see where the cabin was and see where all their monies were going to. Our annual whist drive is in the process of being organised, hopefully it will be in February this year, more details in the coming weeks. Thanks again

Sunday, 10 January 2010 00:00

Raffle……………..Burns Supper
Our latest raffle is being held in conjunction with the Burns Supper that is being held at Mountstuart on Friday 22nd January. Tickets for the event can be obtained by contacting Mountstuart on 503877. Raffle tickets are priced at £1 per strip, and are on sale on the night, but can be purchased in advance from Mountstuart, Printpoint and Jimmy Dougal at the Golf shop. There are some great prizes, which include, a two night stay at Auchrannie on the Isle of Arran, a top of the range bike donated by The Bike Shed, a coffee maker, an Eat Bute Hamper, a fourball at Rothesay Golf Club, a private guided tour for four at Mounstuart and a Mountstuart Family pass for 2010. Together with many other prizes, if you aren’t making it to the event it would be great if you could buy a raffle ticket. Thank you. Thank you also to Mountstuart for working with us on the raffle. Just a wee reminder again to anyone who would be willing to spare an hour on Saturday 30th January to help with a can collection at Morrisons in Greenock, thank you to everyone who has already put their names forward, we are very greatful. Calums Calum Charity shop is nearly there, we are just putting…

Monday, 04 January 2010 00:00

Thank you Santa
Happy New Year to all our Calums Cabin readers, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have a healthy and happy New Year. During the Christmas week, well actually on Christmas Eve the family staying at the cabin had problems with their water………….it was frozen. We would like to thank, thank really isn’t enough the gentleman who gave up his Christmas morning to get it fixed, thank you so much. Also to Calums Cabin neighbours who rallied round with water and to the gentleman who passed on Jennas number so the family could quickly get in touch. What a wonderful community we live in. Thanks again to all who have donated, or helped with cleaning, donating presents and in fact in any way over the Christmas and New Year period. Fundraising is back on the cards again, our next fundraiser is at Morrisons in Greenock on Saturday 30th January, we have a can collection, so if anyone can spare an hour then just contact Duncan or myself, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all again.

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