Following on from her last blog, Team SSBA's Fundraising Mum, Gill Currie, is now 3 miles fitter...
Gill Currie - SSBA Marathon Blog - Part 1
We are excited to launch our new Legal Aid Campaign in partnership with Carr Berman Crichton (CBC) Solicitors.
Sunny February, just the right mixture of rain, snow and ice to make you think of warmer climates off in exotic locations.
Continuing a 25 year run of exceptional Burns Suppers with the finest of Burns speakers and the most sumptuous of Scottish Fayre, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association are now launching our new incarnation of the event, ‘A Question of Burns’ on Thursday 22nd January 2015.
Weir Engineering Services Alloa attended a charity Golf Day held by SSE Fiddlers Ferry Power Station on Thursday 3rd July and unfortunately they came last. However their failure on the course led to a victory in the dining room as the losing team were awarded a generous cheque for a charity of their choosing. This surprise twist in their day led to a £4,000 donation being made to Weir’s nominated charity, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association (SSBA).
The SSBA is very grateful to be one of the chosen charities of the Gordon Ramsay Foundation; Gordon has supported us for almost 10 years now after meeting our Chairperson Dr Margo Whiteford at the Great North Run. Over the years he has hosted many fundraising Gala Dinners in aid of the Association and has helped to raise awareness of our charity and the conditions of spina bifida and hydrocephalus worldwide.
With World Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus day taking place on Saturday 25th October 2014 the time for spreading the message far and wide is fast approaching!
We had a fantastic turn out of supporters at the recent Color Me Rad run on Saturday 23rd of August 2014 at the Glasgow/Livingston run!
We were all shocked and saddened to hear that Dan Young passed away on Sunday after a long illness. The Association owes a huge debt to Dan over many years. He will be greatly missed by his very special family at the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.
Despite yesterday's news regarding the CharityGiving website, which has been now been suspended by the Charity Commission, we wanted to reassure all our supporters that the online donations sites which the Scottish Spina Bifida Association is affiliated to (Justgiving.com, workwithus.org, virginmoneygiving and Charity Choice) have not been affected and they assure us, won't be affected.
2 New Projects just launching with the Scottish Spina Bifida Association are providing important support for young people and carers.
On 6th April 2013 – Allan Conry, a supporter of the Association took part in what was a physically and mentally demanding 56 mile ultra marathon race from Glasgow to Edinburgh to raise funds for the Association.
The Scottish Spina Bifida Association have become the nominated charity for the Inter Office Sports Challenge run by Broomhill Camps. As the name suggests, this is an opportunity for Office Workers to compete against one another in a competitive and professionally organised inter sports league.
Please note that the walk we had scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) has had to be CANCELLED as many of you are working. We will now take a walk on Sunday 5th May in Callendar Park Falkirk instead. Meet us at the front of Callender House at2PM. There is ample free parking available, but the disabled parking is not great.
Kevin Hutton is one of the Community
Ambassadors for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and as part of his volunteer role with the Association he is organising a series of healthy activities for you, our service users to take part in. This group is called 'Get Moving'.
As part of the Get Moving Group, which is a special walk, roll and stroll group aimed at promoting health and wellbeing in all those affected by Spina Bifida and/or hydrocephalus, Kevin will be working with you, our service users on activities that you would like to take part in.
We've seen the Dragon's Den with brave entrepreneurs pitching their, sometimes sublime, sometimes ridiculous, business ideas. And we've enjoyed watching them being put through their paces by the Dragons. But have you ever thought you had what it takes to make a business idea come to life?
The Great Big Property Gig is being held at The Ferry, Glasgow on Thursday 13th June and all funds raised on the evening will go to the two nominated charities - Cancer Research UK and the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.
The Scottish Spina Bifida Association would like to thank En Croute Catering Ltd as they have just become the latest sponsor for the Great Big Property Gig by providing refreshments on the night - we are thankful for their generous support!
This is the eighth year of the property gig and we're really looking forward to what's set to be another fantastic event.