Tuesday, 24 April 2007 00:00

You can raise money for us through your search engine!!!
Calums Cabin has had yet another really busy and productive week. Yet again more letters have been written and now rewritten or at least follow-ups to reiterate that we now have charitable status. We have also been chasing up and sending out Gift Aid forms to people who have requested them, and also people who are now making a monthly contribution, for all the running costs of the cabin in the future. Thanks again this week to all who have donated; clubs, businesses, societies, individuals, infact everyone, THANKYOU, you are making our dream come true, it is absolutley wonderful, we are eternally grateful. This week also saw our application to www.everyclick.com be accepted. This now means that everytime anyone who uses the internet and a search engine, Calums Cabin will receive income from you. Maybe sounds complicated, but I can guarantee you, it’s really simple and I would ask you all to please sign up and start using it.There is absolutely no cost to the user and no cost to the charity. Simply log into www.everyclick.com and then when the page comes up, it will ask for the charity that you wish to select, simply put in “Calums Cabin” and our details will come up and you agree to using them, say instead of google…

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 10:38

We are 1/3 of the way there - we have hit £30,000
A wee bit longer than a week since I updated, sorry, A lot again has been happening this week, the most exciting bit was that we hit a new mark, the £30,000 barrier - superb!! That is us now 1/3 of the way there. It is really amazing in just over 7 weeks. Jenna and I have been further afield this week, we went to Tiree on Thursday because Fiona our friend was having a family dance in aid of Calums Cabin, and Rosemary a car boot sale, there is also a sponsored walk at the beginning of May. We raised a lot of money, the full figure has still to be worked on, since all sponsored monies for the future walk are not in yet. Easter week, and weekend were very busy and with us attending a lot of events and a lot of others that we couldn’t make it to. Thankyou again to each and every person, the organisers, donators,attendees and everyone, it is all of you that are keeping Duncan, Jenna and myself going. There are a lot of more events being organised daily and please keep them going!! Anyone interested in bag packing on the weekend 4th and 5th May, please email me and your name will be willingly included, even…

Tuesday, 03 April 2007 17:20

Well, where do I start this week!!! Another hugely busy week, lots of people to meet and loads more letters to write. Oscr (the charitable status people) got back to us, to ask about our name, we had initially called ourselves as you all know Calums Caravan and then whoopee we had changed to Calums Cabin which was fantastic, but they wanted matters clarified, so we now are offically CALUMS CABIN - wonderful. We will make it we are sure. Everyone is continuing to be so generous - Duncan, Jenna and myself are totally humbled by this and again we thankyou all from the bottoms of our hearts. We know that Calum is watching closely and that his dream is quite quickly becoming a reality - thank you each and everyone. Anyway, the bit that you are all waiting for - £26,104.74!!!! There are lots of fundraising events happening over the Easter period, so please look out for them in the Buteman, I don’t want to start mentioning them incase I miss one out (even although I don’t know that many of them are happening!!). Thank you to everyone who is organising events - we are extremely grateful.

Monday, 26 March 2007 17:19

We are over £20,000!!! in just over 5 weeks
Another really busy week, lots of activities are being planned and organised, and everyone is being so supportive, it is wonderful. There are so many events happening that we don’t even know about, so again thankyou to each and every person,business,society and club. To everyone who has and is organising events,running marathons,having stalls,writing letters,sending emails,all of you,thankyou. This week also saw OSCR the charitable status body confirming that they had received our application and were looking at it. So that is a good sign. We also spent some time this week looking at all options for the Cabin,there are quite a few and we have to decide carefully when spending such a large amount of money. Today, Monday saw an article in the Greenock Telegraph,it was a lovely full page article, Calum would have been pleased with it. Today Monday 26th March 2007 we close at £20,738.51. Superb

Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:13

The retiring offering at Calum’s service started our fundraising with the wonderful amount of £3248.08. That was 10 days ago and since then donations have been coming in daily. Today the sum to date is £7437.32 (fantastic). The cabin that we aim to purchase will be approx. £100,000 (full estimates not received yet, to allow for disabled facilities) Tonight (Saturday) local young farmers are having a charity dance all proceeds going to Calum’s cabin. Venue - Shinty Pavillion, 8pm - 1am Tickets £5 available at door. Wednesday 7th March - Ettrick Bay Tearoom - all proceeds taken for that day will go to Calum’s cabin please come along if you can (hopefully Dunno the Clown will be making an appearance!!!) Other fundraising events are being talked about, we will keep you updated. If you would like to help please click on the button below. You will be directed to a PayPal page where you can use all major credit cards to make a secure donation.

Monday, 19 March 2007 17:19

Another really busy week, Sunday, we had quite an easy day, then on Monday Duncan and I went to Greenock and visited the Greenock Telegraph, article will appear within the next few weeks and then Greenock Morton Footlball Club. Susan at Morton, came up with a good few ideas, so at the next home game there will be a wee article about Calum and what we are achieving. Then next season we will be allowed to have donating buckets at the ground. Tuesday, Duncan made yet more magic tricks, and I wrote more letters. Again, the door and phone were constantly busy, we will welcome anyone bearing cash or a cheque (only kidding) Wednesday, more letters, some responses to letters with some great raffle prizes, helping some people to arrange events. Thursday, saw Duncan start to help with the t-shirt making, and Jenna and I were sending more letters and researching to get addresses. Friday, was a great day, Duncan went and collected 700 daffodils for sale on Saturday, and then we all went and helped make the t-shirts, a great day was had by all (Thankyou to all who helped). Saturday, daffodil selling and delivering, helping the boys at Montague Street Gardens (well really just getting wet, because they were doing a grand job…