Sunday, 22 June 2008 00:00

Highly Commended
First of all, I forgot to mention last week, that the archaeological dig, went well, and thankfully nothing of any great interest was found, so it is all clear and we are now just waiting patiently for the Building Warrant. Calum’s Cabin had been nominated for Charity of the Year award by The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), and the final leg was last Thursday, after all the nominations had been considered they picked a short list of 4, and Calums Cabin was one of them, this is a great honour, and on the night we were just pipped at the post, however by coming second Calums Cabin got a highly commended, this is great and futher spreads the word of Calums Cabin. Thanking all who helped us get to this stage. This coming week, we are having a meeting with John Amabile, the designer, that you all have perhaps read about each week in the Sunday Mail, or watched on the television on 60 minute makeover. John has agreed to come on board and help with the internal design features of Calums Cabin, this will take the build a stage further, which is great. In the middle of July, the annual bikers rally is coming to Port Bannatyne and this year they have…

Monday, 16 June 2008 00:00

Lots going on…………………………..
Firstly thank you to all who took part in yesterdays 5k, the weather held out and we had a great day, from the serious runners to those who were out for a wee Sunday afternoon stroll, thank you all for supporting Calums Cabin. Thanks also to all who helped organise the day, here’s to next year. Thanks also, to each and every person, who helped in last weeks filming, either as a walk on part or as part of the crowd, thanks. Next Tuesday, June 24th, sees the Scottish National Blood transfusion unit coming to the Moat,anyone who is an existing blood donor, can ask when donating blood that they would like to go onto the bone marrow regsiter, it simply is an extra drop or two of blood that has to be given, and you could save someone’s life. Please do it, if you go along anyway. Thanks. It looks like Karen Dunbar is coming for September weekend, Saturday 27th September, tickets will be on sale quite soon, and they are on a first come, first served basis. This will be a fantastic night, and I would urge you all to buy your tickets early. Karen is coming to us after performing at the fringe in Edinburgh, during the previous week and then finishing…

Monday, 02 June 2008 00:00

Thank you this week, to everyone who gave last week in a variety of ways, I can’t name you all, but you all know who you are, and what you did, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Next week, sees filming again by the BBC for the Children in Need programme to be screened in November, so if you see film crews and microphones they are filming for Calums Cabin. The details for the 5k run are Sunday 15th June at the stadium at 1.30pm, application forms are available from the swimming pool and the Green tea cafe. Looking forward to seeing you all there, a nice Sunday afternoon, run, walk or jog!!!!! Thanks again.

Monday, 02 June 2008 00:00

Thank you to all who ran today in the Race for Life, and donated funds to Calums Cabin, and those of you who ran on behalf of Calum, with his name or his picture on your t-shirt, thank you, that means so much to us all. Wednesday sees the archaeological dig, happening at the Straad, hopefully nothing will be found, and fingers crossed that quite soon we will receive our building warrant, and the foundation will be laid. As I mentioned last week, filming is happening this week, and in advance, I would like to thank everyone who is involved, I know that it involves a lot of time and effort on everyone’s behalf, so thank you. Sunday, remember please that the 5k run, walk is on at the park, entry forms are available at the green tea cafe and the swimming pool, entry is £2 per adult and £1 per child, it is a community day, and it lets us all breathe in some fresh air , feeling good at the same time, looking forward to seeing you all. Katie, our wee friend who isn’t well again, is still in hospital, and still going through more treatment, a donor still has not been found, please keep thinking and praying for her. Thank you all.

Monday, 26 May 2008 00:00

We had a lovely day at the football game and fun day at Wishaw yesterday (Sunday), we met a lot of people that we knew from our Yorkhill days, and were able to keep spreading the message that hopefully soon, we will be up and running and able to take families on a weekly basis. A lot of money was raised, so thanks to Les and all those involved yesterday. The young boy who won Calums trophy as best player, did a grand job on the pitch and I am sure Calum would have picked him as being the deserved winner. Calum would be so honoured that the trophy was named after him, as he would be for all the trophies and events that carry his name. This Friday as I mentioned last week, is a children’s musical concert in the cafe of the Pavillion at 7.30pm, tickets £3. This evening will show the superb quality of all our musical young people on the island, please come along if you can. Sunday 15th June is the annual fun run at the park, details on time have still to follow, but it will be in the afternoon, and you can run, jog, walk, push a pram, really anything at all, it is all about being out…

Monday, 19 May 2008 00:00

Football and Music
Thanks this week to all who collected sponsor money for the various runs and walks that happened at the weekend. Well done for collecting and thanks to all who donated, I hope you all were not too sore on Monday!! This weekend is Les Hoey’s fun day at King George V Park, Wishaw, on Sunday from 11am to 1pm, adnission £2 adults and £1 per child. A fun day to be had. Next Friday (30th May) there is a children’s musical concern in the Pavilion at 7.30 in the lesser hall, the children playing are all young local artists, this should be a lovely evening and I would encourage as many of you to come along as possible and support our local young musicians. Thanks again.