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November 2014

Vein Finder Presentation at Victoria Hospital

Thanks to the fantastic work of the pupils and staff of Inverkeithing High School we are delighted to announce that we have officially presented a Vein Finder to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. The guys at Inverkeithing came up with some fantastic fundraising ideas and have really helped us both as a family and a [...]

Comedy Night 31st July 2014

The Social Committee of Wood Mackenzie based in Semple Street Edinburgh, held a charity comedy night. Entertainment came in the form of Susan Morrison, Jimeoin, Daniel Sloss, Glen Wool and Axis of Awesome, a great night was had by all and raised £1,475.07 for the Cookie Jar Foundation.

National Cycle Route 77 – The Salmon Run Dundee Thursday 17th – Friday 18th July 2014

Thursday early morning saw an eager group of 20 cyclists meet at Inverkeithing train station. Their bikes were loaded into a van and transported to our starting point, Dundee for the start of a two adventure. Day 1 - Dundee to Pitlochry 50 miles 1st water stop at Errol - Lunch at Jubilee car park/forest walk [...]

Dalgety Fish Bar, Dalgety Bay 14th July 2014

Our local award winning fish and chip shop held a discounted supper night. The owner Antonio, asked his suppliers to donate potatoes, fish, sausages, king ribs and pizza. The staff cooked and served special priced suppers all day Monday 14th July raising £1008.98!

Steven & Fiona’s Race Night 4th July 2014

Steven and Fiona had already raised funds by participating in the Edinburgh Half Marathon, but they wanted to top it up by hosting a Race Night. This took part in our local pub The Forester Arms, where owner Johnny became the bookie for the evening...a great night was had by all and an amazing £660.15 [...]

2nd Vein Finder received 3rd June 2014

Due to our fundraisers amazing efforts we were able to order our 2nd unit. This is now in use in Ward 34 at The Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Christopher spent six months in this ward either receiving chemotherapy treatments or undergoing blood count check-ups. We chose this as our second site and invited the Head [...]

Musical Steps Dunfermline & West Fife week beginning 3rd June 2014

Inga Jack’s son was one of Christopher’s friends at high school, she runs sing-a-long groups in our local area. The youngsters held a week long sponsored sing-a-long fundraiser, at the end of each session the children were given a balloon and one of our signature cupcakes as a thank you for their efforts. The classes [...]

A Huge Milestone Reached 25th June 2014

We received delivery of our first vein finder today . This will be donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust Ward at The Western General in Edinburgh, this unit opened a month after losing Christopher, although his treatment was carried out in ward 1 and 8 at The Western General we felt it would more fitting [...]

The Long Road to Home 2014

Tom came up with this challenge a few months after we lost Christopher, he wanted to do something to show just exactly what Chris meant to him and how he always found him to be such an inspiration. We have depicted Tom's story as best we could through some of his photographs taken along the [...]

SRUC Elmwood College Cupar 23rd May 2014

A class of students chose to raise money for us as part of their course work which involved organising a 4 ball charity golf event at the colleges' own golf course in Cupar. The group set up their own e-bay page auctioning off signed memorabilia, held raffles and did collections around fellow students, along with [...]