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the-main-man-cookieThe work that The Cookie Jar carries out represents the personality of Christopher “Cookie” Coutts. Christopher was taken from us at the age of 19 after a valiant fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. 

Christopher acted as an inspiration to all who knew him; not only with his fight against cancer but with other mental and learning disabilities he faced in his day-to-day life. The role of the Cookie Jar is to continue Christopher’s legacy and to help provide the necessary tools to those who are in need.
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2 months ago

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It was Patricks first presentation as our newest trustee to hand over our 24th vein finder to the Day Surgery unit based at the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. The unit supports breast cancer patients and their journey pre and post surgery, this involves the patients having bloods taken quite often and some patients have very difficult access due to previous chemotherapy treatments. The vein finder will support the nursing staff to obtain blood samples with minimal upset to patients. Thanks as always to David Wardle Photography@nhsfife Dunfermline Press #teamcookie #localcharity #dalgetybay #communitymatters #herosdontalwayswearcapes #cookiebanter #aberdour #dunfermline #NHSFife #community ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Patrick has been a friend of the family since he was in primary school and grown up together with both Steven & Chris. From participating in our first cycle event, to performing 'Capital Converse' running the Edinburgh Marathon and writing & performing 'Song for Cookie', his commitment towards both the charity and Christopher's memory has been outstanding. We are delighted that Patrick Wallace has agreed to become our newest Trustee. Welcome on board Patrick can't wait to work with you on some exciting projects for next year. #teamcookie #cookiebanter #localcharity #dalgetybay #aberdour #dunfermline #herosdontalwayswearcapes #communitymatters ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks 9 years since we said goodbye to our son, brother and friend, Christopher - Cookie to his friends. Over the last 8 years we have strived to keep his memory alive and have been truly humbled by all who have joined us along this journey. You have all helped make such an impact by helping us fund 25 vein finders and other medical equipment across local hospitals and GP surgeries in Fife, Edinburgh & Lothians. £30,000 funding went to the new hospital for sick children in Edinburgh for their family drop in centre garden, sensory courtyard & spiritual centre. Several families have benefited from funding for specialist equipment for their children, and others have been given funding enabling them to take their sick child abroad for medical treatment. We have also helped other small charities such as Maggie's Edinburgh, LoveOliver & Jak's Journey with funding for their projects. I think what I'm trying to say is look at everything we as a collective have managed to achieve in Christopher's memory, and thank you for all that you have done and continue to do in our Cookies name. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, EdinburghEdinburgh Children's Hospital CharityQ Medical Technologies LimitedDunfermline PressRotary Club of Inverkeithing and Dalgety BayInverkeithing High SchoolNHS FifeNHS Lothian ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Fife Housing Group nominated us back in July 2019 as their localcharity of the year. They had so many plans in the pipeline and were geared up to knock their fundraising out the park, then just as they were getting into the swing of things Covid hit. The guys did an amazing job with their car boot sale,Great British 🍪 Cookie off, a 🏔Ben Nevis walk, along with various other activities, however they never managed to do their race night after all the plans they had put in place, the local restrictions stopped them in their tracks. They still raised an amazing £4,000 🙌🏻which went towards one of the vein finders and the other was funded through various individual donations made to the charity.To date we have covered quite a few different areas with the mainhospital at the Vic, therefore we thought it was time we approached the Maternity unit to see if they had any use for vein finders, to my surprise after speaking to Interim Inpatient Clinical Midwifery Manager, Pamela Higgins, it transpired that she was looking into placing two of these devices into two wards within her department. Both her and her team are delighted to have received the vein finders.Pamela added; We are extremely pleased and grateful for thedonation of 2 vein finders from the Cookie Jar foundation. We will utilise these primarily for pvc insertion in neonates within the intra partum floor and our postnatal ward for newborn babies requiring iv medication within their first hours of life. For any parent having your child unwell and requiring IV medicationis extremely stressful. The vein finders will assist staff in undertaking an extremely difficult skill and will make the process easier and more accurate. Aiding in administering IV medication as soon as possible. The vein finders are a welcome addition to the equipment and processes we have in place to provide neonates the care they need whilst remaining with their parents throughout.Presentation; Left-right Pamela Higgins, Louise Licznerski, Kerry Gallager,Caroline Gibbs, Chloe Byers, Heather McElroy, Wayne Drewer and DebbieCoutts. Group photo copyright David Wardle #localcharity #teamcookie #cookiebanter #communitymatters #NHSFife #herosdontalwayswearcapes #dunfermline #dalgetybay ... See MoreSee Less
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A message from the team:

We would like to thank each and every one of our followers for supporting us. Either by sharing statuses, engaging with us or raising money with all the fantastic activities that you do! We have now donated significant sum to the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity. Whilst we didn’t hit our charity target we are truly thankful to all of our supporters and it is a truly significant amount that will go towards a range of areas and resources at the new Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh, which will help provide support for families at their most difficult times. ? ?

In 2018 we are fully committed to now focus solely on a range of local causes and working within local communities. We are thankful for your continued support. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for updates on our local causes or alternately if you would like to speak to us about a local cause please visit our contact section and we will get back to you ASAP.


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AIMS & AMBITIONS

The Cookie Jar is a not-for profit foundation established to help meet funding requirements for a wide range of notable beneficiaries. We are a bespoke foundation, with ability to recognise notable niches that need to be filled within funding..

rainbow-sky-cloudsOur main aim is to provide support to both children and those in need of help, whether it be in hospital, educational or community based environment.

rainbow-sky-cloudsWe as a foundation look to work in partnership with other charities and notable organisations that have the same principles as the cookie jar. Charities and other established not for profit organisations may also request funding from The Cookie Jar.

balloonsThe shortfall of funding within the education system for certain resources is something that The Cookie Jar Foundation will look at providing assistance. Young people who have additional educational support needs can often suffer from a lack of support from the educational system due to inadequate budgets.  We want to be able to assist in providing such aid to ensure the young person can achieve to the best of their individual abilities.

balloonsThe Cookie jar is not all about funding however. The foundation looks to work closely with those who are in need of our help. We currently have a track car that will be used at a Fife based racing circuit. It is hoped that this track car will provide the opportunity for young adults to fulfil ambitions, or indeed to motivate young adults to stay clear of trouble and find an ambition that compliments their dreams.

balloonsDuring his fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Christopher had to overcome many hurdles in order to come to terms with his many weeks of hospitalisation.  One of those hurdles would be his phobia against needles, especially when there was great difficulty in trying to find veins….. on the plus side he was always delighted to be visited by Moira,  the Holistic Therapist who works at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

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We will be guided by our memory of Christopher as to what he spoke about improving during his time in hospital, and will be looking at providing funds for such things holistic treatments for patients and their families, helping the Young Persons Group based in the Maggie’s Centre Edinburgh enjoy their activities and of course looking at ways to ease the suffering of trying to find a working veins by sourcing and funding new technology.