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.

Sunday, 11 May 2008 00:00

Duncan and I went on Saturday to East Kilbride, what an amazing day, the Holiday Inn was full of people trying to donate blood to save Katie and lots of other wee people, God willing a match will be fund. Anyone who didn’t make it, or would still like to donate, simply go to your GP and they should be able to organise it for you, or go onto the Anthony Nolan web site. We heard from Karen Dunbar’s assistant this week, unfortunately she is having to go on tour earlier than anticipated, so it looks that it will be in the Autumn, maybe August or September that she will be doing her show on Bute. Les Hoey, a fundraiser for Yorkhill, and a gentleman that does a lot of work, for children, making their dreams come true, is having a fun day and celeb football match at King George V Park, in Wishaw on Sunday 25th May between 11 - 3.30 pm. He has dedicated the football trophy to Calum, so anyone who fancies a good day out please go along, adults £2, children £1,there will also be Clowns there, Marvin the Magician and Bouncy Castles and much more. There has been some work done this week, at the site, really just digging, to…

Monday, 05 May 2008 00:00

Holiday Inn, East Kilbride, Saturday 10th May 11 - 3pm
Just a reminder that anyone who can, please go to the Holiday Inn, East Kilbride on Saturday between 11 and 3pm to give a drop of blood to help save Katie and other childrens lives. Many of you perhaps read Katie’s story yesterday in the Sunday Mail, this is Katie’s only chance, she needs a transplant, and perhaps you reading this are the one that can help. We surely can do our bit to help leukaemia sufferers. Ideal donors are males between the age of 18-40, however anyone between that age can give a sample, if reading this, you like me are too old!!!!, then that doesn’t stop us still helping, we all know people under the age of 40, so please pass on the message and encourage them to attend on Saturday. I know that Siobhan and Neil, Katie’s mum and dad will be eternally grateful. Thanks. Thanks to everyone, this week,who donated at various events over the Jazz weekend, and those that helped pass on the message. Really just thank you to everyone.

Monday, 28 April 2008 00:00

Our First Wedding!!!!!!!!!!!
Another busy week, spreading the message. Friday sees collections on the ferries, this being jazz festival weekend, the Island is really busy, so our message and what we are achieving can be spread even further, thank you to all who are taking part and thank you in advance to all who donate. Friday also sees our first, Calums Cabin Wedding!!!! Strange you might think, but what a lovely idea. Emma is getting married and instead of having favours at her wedding, she donated the monies to Calums Cabin, and will give each guest a card instead of a favour, she has also made posters and has a collecting can on the bar at her reception. Thank you Emma. We did not know Emma, her future husband and daughter before she emailed us, so Thank you so much, and have a lovely day. The date for Karen Dunbar is nearly organsied, and we should know for sure by next week,please remember the fun run on Sunday 15th June, more details to follow, plus so much more. Thanks again to everyone.

Monday, 21 April 2008 00:00

Thank you
A large amount of thank you’s this week. Thank you to the Lord Provost and all his staff who welcomed us to the City Chambers last Monday for the presentation of funds from The Burns Supper in January. The Evening Times were also present, so that should mean more coverage for Calums Cabin. Thank you. Thank you to all who managed to go to St Andrews School on Thursday evening to be tested for The Anthony Nolan Trust, Katie’s mum and dad and lots of other families are most grateful I am sure. Thanks. Next weekend, the weekend of the Jazz, Cal Mac have allowed us to do a collection on the ferries, thank you to all who are taking part, and you never know, someone that you speak to might be needing to use Calums Cabin, or might know of a child/family that we can help. Thanks. Good luck this week and thank you to all who have sponsorship forms for various sponsored walks, runs, any activities at all. Thank you. It looks as if the date for Karen Dunbar is to be either Sat 24th May or Sat 7th June, thanks to all you said that they would come, more details in the coming weeks. Just again to reiterate, if it wasn’t for…

Monday, 14 April 2008 00:00

Rotary Young Citizen
What a busy week again, but that’s the way we like it. We left for Blackpool on Thursday as Jenna had been awarded a Rotary Young Citizen award. This was held in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool with around 2500 rotarians present. Jenna along with another 2 individuals and 2 groups were each given an award, £500 for their chosen charity and the opportunity to be interviewed live for news 24. Thank you to all who were involved, Jenna had a lovely day and as we always say the reason that we do these things, is to increase the awareness and spread the word about Calums Cabin and Jenna sure did that at the weekend. Thank you. Last week, we were also in talks with entertainer and comedian Karen Dunbar, Duncan had had the pleasure of sitting beside her at the Lord Provosts Burns Supper in Glasgow, in January and had a throughly entertaining evening, anyway, we asked if she could perhaps come and do a one woman show for us, just like the one that she has been performing all over the country and in Austraila recently. This hopefully will be a great way for us to gain funds for Calums Cabin. We are hoping that she will be coming at the end of…