Sunday, 14 October 2007 00:00

Would you like a bonus ball
Hello, all our Calum’s Cabin followers, another busy October week. This week saw the draw of the quiz and there were three lucky winners: Mrs Marion McLean Dunoon R Robson Chirnside, Berwickshire Lynette Connor Rothesay Well done to those three people and also to the hundred and odd others who returned completed quizzes, much better than us, who only managed 6 of the answers. Thanks to all who helped raise money through the sale of quizzes. As I mentioned last week, Port Bannatyne golf club are having a quiz night on Saturday 20th October at 8pm at the club house, and a golf tournment on the Sunday, anyone who is free should go along and enjoy. A bonus ball in aid of Calum’s Cabin is being organsied in Print Point and anyone interested should go and put their name into print point as soon as possible, and pick their number of course. What will happen for those of you (a bit like me) who didn’t know what happened. You pay £1 per week, or at lease £1 per number you pick, you can pick as many as you like!!!, and each week when the bonus ball comes out on National Lottery ,if that is your number then you win £25!!!! The best bit about it…

Sunday, 07 October 2007 00:00

Quizzes are in the air
Thank you to all this week who seem to be having quizzes, whether in hotels, pubs or village halls, thank you all very much. Most of these quizzes have been organsied on the mainland and are thanks to local people spreading the word, so thanks to those who organsied the events and also to all who have been passing on the word, we are really grateful. Talking of quizzes Port Bannantyne Golf Club are having a Quiz a week on Saturday - 20th October, followed on the Sunday by a golf tournment, please all go along if you can - both events will be great I am sure. We are being asked lately about our Christmas night out, it is Saturday 15th December, and it will be tickets only, tickets will be on sale shortly, from various outlets, more information and details really soon!!!!!! Thank you all for your hard work, and committment, we will help so many wee people soon. Today total stands at £133,357.68

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

Just a wee extra this week, we were all organized last night, with all ribbons made and helpers knowing times etc and then boom, Greenock Morton phoned today to say that could we possibly change our slot because they had been asked by someone else (a wee boys football team) to do a collection on Saturday and that they really needed the money right away. So what could we say. So we are postponed until Saturday 3rd November. Sorry to all who had made arrangements, we will see you on the 3rd as long as you can make it. As for the notice in the programme and broadcastings on Radio Clyde and Real Radio, we can’t do anything about that, only just hope that they will do it all again in the week coming up to the 3rd November, and wish the wee boys football team all the best for Saturday.

Monday, 01 October 2007 00:00

Monday night again, I really don’t know where the weeks go. We are kept so busy that the time seems to fly by, it is October already and so much money has been raised, which is fab, but on the other hand it seems so long ago that we started the fund and then again it only seems like yesterday, really hard to explain. Anyway, this Saturday we are away to Greenock Morton to sell our ribbons and our stickers to the away supporters, because I don’t suppose that they would pay for blue and white ribbons!!! Anyone who is interested in helping or will be at the game and would like to help, please let me know so as I can add your names to the list of helpers, the more the merrier!! Even although we have been quiet on the land issue, we are still working away behind the scenes and I promise that once we know anything, you all will be the first to know. Thank you all again for all your support, every little penny counts and they are all fair adding up - £132,455.25 how marvellous is that. Thank you all so much again.

Monday, 24 September 2007 00:00

Pudsey is some Bear!!!!!!
First of all, I must apoligise this week, for last weeks belated update. I wrote it on Monday night as usual, and thought I had pressed the publish button, but low and behold, it was just sitting there awaiting publishing, it was only when Jenna said on Sunday, “Mum, what happened to last weeks update?”, that I realised. So sorry to all of you who have been checking daily. Duncan and I were at the official opening last week of the new BBC building, it was lovely and the building is huge and very impressive. Anyway, less of that and more of the important information this week, Children in Need have awarded us a grant of £40,000. Calum and Jenna’s birthday falls on the weekend of Children in Need and the two of them were always keen supporters, little did we realise that one day the roles would be reversed. Thank you Pudsey. Next year, they will come and make a small film about Calum’s Cabins to be shown on Children in Need and see all the wee faces that we are trying to help Thank you this week, again to all clubs and societies whose generosity is tremendous, together with that of individuals and businesses, thank you everyone. This weekend, is quite quiet on…

Sunday, 23 September 2007 00:00

We are over £90,000!!!!!
This week again, we have been busy making yet more bows, that is us up to about 1400, so only another 1600 to go!!!! The big news this week is us hitting the £90,000 mark, absolutely amazing, thank you all so much for all your hard work and committment, it really has paid off, thank you. This week also sees us having meetings with the BBC, we have been invited to the opening of their new building at Pacific Quay, so hopefully we will have some news to report next week, on what happens there. The sale of the calanders seems to be going well, thank you to all who are purchasing them, they are now also on sale at Printpoint, and as I said last week, a bargain at just £2!!!! The collecting cans in a variety of shops are doing extremely well, it is amazing how all the pennies add up, thank you all who put their loose change in on a daily basis, this is wonderful, because when the cabins are up and running, this will help to meet the daily/weekly/monthly costs. Thank you all again, this weeks total stands at £90,454.25