Monday, 07 January 2008 00:00

Here we are in January. As I said previously, we are coming to our first years end. Our accounts are now with our accountant, and therefore I will be unable to keep a running total just now. Thank you to all who are continuing to support “Calum’s Cabin”, whether it be by monthly standing order, match funding, collection cans, or by organising/attending events. Thank you all. Our first family is coming at the beginning of February, they will stay in a holiday let, which has been kindly donated until the start of the holiday season. Thank you. In that regard, could we ask any business/resturaunt/cafe/hotel wishing to donate vouchers etc please let us know before the end of January. This would be a lovely gesture, as we know how strapped for cash some of these families might be. Thank you all once again. Events are being organised now, and we will have more details in the coming weeks. Thanks again.

Thursday, 27 December 2007 00:00

Good afternoon to you all. Sorry that we haven’t updated on our weekly way, but this week, Jenna and I have been struck down with flu, so here we are a few days late. We wish you all a very happy Christmas, and hope that you all had a good time. We didn’t send any cards this year, however, thank you to all who sent us good wishes. May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and everything that everyone has done for us over the past 10 months. You have all been truely amazing. What I would have said is this week’s total is £152,303.01, however that was last weeks. when I didn’t update!!!!!!! So this weeks is £153,945.58. Wishing you all a good 2008 and here’s to our first family coming soon hopefully. The events are getting orgainised already for more fundraising events, so keep your diaries to the ready, and as the old song says “The show must go on”, so here we go. Take care. Will update again in 2008.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007 00:00

Thank you this week to everyone who came to our party night on Saturday and supported us. A great night was had and thanks to all who bought and donated raffle prizes and also those who bought items at the auction. Also all those who helped and performed on Saturday night. Our accountant has asked that anyone who has any monies outstanding, i.e. from events held, or sponsored events, could they please give them to us or pay them directly into The Royal Bank of Scotland by 31st December so he can complete the end of year return for the charities commission. Thanks. We haven’t sent any Christmas cards this year, however, we wish you all a merry christmas and thank you all for all your kind wishes and gestures over this period. The total this week stands at £151,301.02.

Monday, 10 December 2007 00:00

Party Nite!!!!
Thanks this week to all who have given in any way, I can’t name all the ways, but thanks so much, whether it’s having events, paying by standing order, giving in a collecting can daily, giving instead of Christmas or Birthday pressies, getting match funding, anyway thanks. Thank you to all who have bought tickets already for Saturday night, there are still tickets left to be had and I would urge anyone who is still thinking about coming to please come along and support us and have a great night out, make it a party night, make it a friends night, make it a family get together night, make it whatever you want, just enjoy please, that’s the name of the game. Thanks to all who have put Calum’s Cabin stickers on their Christmas cards, this is great and really spreads the word. Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday - this weeks total stands at £148,973.83.

Monday, 03 December 2007 00:00

Advent - the days until the party are ticking!!!
Good Evening, all you Calum’s Cabin followers. We have had another really busy and very productive week at Calum’s Cabin. Thanks this week must go to all who made, collected,sold and purchased items at the weekend at our two Christmas Fair’s. Sunday was a really busy day, but it was great and we got to blether to so many people, thank you all so much. Thank you also to those of you who have donated to Calum’s Cabin instead of purchasing Christmas Cards and stamps, it is really amazing when you add up what all that costs. Thank you all so much. Also to those people who have given instead of Christmas presents to some relatives (those who like us all have everything that we could possibly need). What a lovely and very rewarding idea. Thank you. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we have a meeting with the BBC, regarding the film that they are proposing to make of “Calum’s Cabin” for Children in Need next year. This is a huge thing for us, and Calum would have been fair chuffed I am sure. The tickets for the “Party Nite” are still going, remember any of you who haven’t purchased yet, they are still available from Musicka, Print Point, Maison Gina, Pokey Hat, Stewart and Lisa’s Newsagents, The…

Monday, 26 November 2007 00:00

Christmas Fare’s
Thanks to everyone this week who have purchased calanders or any other Calum’s Cabin merchandise. It is very kind of you all to keep purchasing and all the amounts fair add up. Calanders especially are great for posting over the festive period. Calanders and CD’s are now on sale in the Co-op at £2 and £5 respectively. We have a sale this Sunday at the United Church of Bute after the service and then a stall at Mount Stuart House on Sunday between 12 - 4pm, selling all our merchandise and much more. So I think Jenna and I will need to cut ourselves in half this weekend, either that or you might see a cardboard cut-out of us!!! So if you speak and we don’t answer, then maybe it’s because it looks like us but infact it is just a cardboard cut-out!!!! (p.s. just incase you think Duncan is getting of lightly, he has been making the magic tricks and is working this Sunday). Tickets for “Calum’s Cabin, Christmas Party” will also be on sale at Mount Stuart. Just to remind everyone, Billy McIssac and his band will be playing and so will “Big Dougie” be entertaining us throughout the evening. So the date in your diary is Saturday 15th December, from 8pm onwards,…