Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:00

Nearly at £70,000!!!

Today’s total stands at £69,682.38, we are nearly at £70,000, that is truely wonderful. This week again has been busy, we have attended many events, all of which have been wonderful, thank you to all who organsied, attended and donated. We have been back on our travels to Tiree and collected £1500, and then their local RBS are going to match fund, great work, thank you all in Tiree. Again, we are receiving encouraging replies to our charity letters, so I will carry on writing some more!! This week sees the RBS Moon Walk, donations can be made direct into the branch or handed to any member of staff. Hopefully they will finish the walk before it gets too dark, or at lease be in a part of the island where there are street lights!!! Good luck to all!!! Next week, in conjunction with Print Point there is the release of the final Harry Potter book in the Castle, Friday 20th July, tickets and raffle tickets are available from Print Point, it should be a great and fun night and I would encourage as many as possible to attend. We again would like to thank everyone for all their support and help in everyway. It is truely amazing what each and every person has achieved,…
Monday, 02 July 2007 00:00

Erin’s CD

What a wonderful week again, thank you all so much for your generosity and support, it is all wonderful and it is that support, that keeps Duncan, Jenna and I going each day. This week the fund stands at £67,174.79, nearing £70,000 each time I put pen to paper. This week has seen some nice and hopeful responses from some of my charity letters, this is very encouraging. Also this week, Calum’s friend and fellow cancer sufferer, Erin Geddes and her friend Brogan have released their CD called “What dreams are made of”, the CD costs £5 and all proceeds will come striaght to Calum’s Cabin. This is a wonderful gesture and I hope that as many people as possible will purchase one, to support Calum’s Cabin but also to show how grateful we are to Erin. Cd’s will be on sale in the Tourist Board, Print point, Musicker and Ettrick Bay. We got the 1st delivery of 200 on Saturday, so please get buying. Wednesday, sees an afternoon tea at St Ninians Church,please all come along, great cakes to be had and all proceeds coming to Calum’s Cabin. This weekend, the raffle at Big Dougie’s family dance will all be coming to Calum’s Cabin, thank you to all who donated and will buy and…
Monday, 18 June 2007 00:00

Can anyone match fund?

Hi, another really busy week. Thank you to all who helped, donated, purchased ,ran and organised yesterdays Fun Run. The weather was absolutely wonderful and a wonderful day was had by all. Our friend “dunno” made a surprise visit on Friday, it was great to see him and he brought with him Erin’s Cd ,with her and her friend singing Hiliary Duff’s song “what dreams are made of”, Cd’s are £5 and anyone wanting to buy one, please just let me know by email or in person. They are lovely and I would recommend them. We have also been asked this week, where people can donate direct, so the details are, The Royal Bank of Scotland,37 Victoria Street, Rothesay, or direct to ourselves at “Calenna”,61 Mountstuart Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. PA20 9LD We also this week, would like to thank all individuals who have arranged match funding. This is a wonderful idea that large companies get involved in. If an individual or group of employees are part of a fundraising event, then the employer will match them pound for pound. So if anyone reading this,works for a large company then please ask about match funding. We can help with any details that are required once the event that they have taken place in has…
Monday, 11 June 2007 00:00

£60,000 barrier!!!!

Well, the title says it all, how wonderful is that, and it’s all thanks to you all. Thank you so much to each and every person, today’s total stands at £60,550.28!!! Isn’t that just amazing. We had a wonderful concert in musica on Sunday night, all the local artists were superb.Thanks to everyone who supported this event together with the other concerts and events that were happening this weekend also. Thanks also to all who did sponsor walks and climbs this weekend together with all who ran on Sunday at a variety of locations, and those who took part in sponsored swims, just think thanks to Calum you are all now much healthier and fitter!!! I wrote last week about a CD that is being released on 18th November, by Billy McIssac, these are christmas songs for children and are all written by Billy himself, we heard them for the first time today and they are really short and beautiful, so as I said before, a wee thing for all your Christmas stockings. Talking of CD’s, a fellow Yorkhill warrier, a very good friend of Calums, Erin Geddes has released a CD of Hilary Duff songs, with all proceeds coming to Calums Cabin. Erin is 10 years old, and was diagnosed at the same time…
Monday, 28 May 2007 00:00

Legal work

Another busy week, and as I say every week, where does the time go between updating each week. Thank you all again so much for your time and effort in everything that you do, either fundraising or donating or just reading the web to keep updated you are all great. Last week saw all the legal work getting started for the hopeful purchase of Calum’s Cabin. We need to make sure that all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted, before we agree to anything, so that is out of our hands now and being looked after by our Solicitor. Even although we are still a bit away from the purchase of the cabin, we thought it was a good idea to get plans and sites looked at in advance. When we are dealing with someone elses money then we have to make doubly sure everything is hunky doorey!! The fundraising events are still happening and still being organsied, thank you all who are hardworking behind the scenes, it takes a lot of organising, to pull events off,so thank you very much, as well as a thank you to all who support events and sponsor people. We are standing at £57,127.79,amazing, hopefully before we know it, it will be a new headline on…
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