Make-A-Wish in Scotland
Our Scotland Volunteer and Community Fundraising Manager Carolyn Thornton is the person to contact about our fundraising operations in Scotland. She’s based at our dedicated Scotland office in Edinburgh:
Suite 7, 21 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EH
T/F: 0131 535 1037 M: 07740 161988
- If you would like to know more about becoming one of our valued Make-A-Wish volunteers, please click here.
- Would you like to fundraise for Make-A-Wish? For further details about individual and community fundraising and some great ideas for creating your own fundraising events, please follow this link.
- Are you part of a business that's seeking a charity to raise money for at work? Follow this link to find out more about becoming one of our Charity of the Year partners.
- Legacy donations are an important part of the income of Make-A-Wish and help us to continue granting our magical wishes. Please click here to find out more.
Schools in Scotland have been busy fundraising over the past few weeks. Clyde Valley High School in Wishaw raised an incredible £7,300 during their Charities Week and George Heriot's Junior School in Edinburgh raised an amazing £1559.94 at the P7 Drama performance. If your School would like to fundraise in Scotland please contact Carolyn Thornton on 0131 535 1037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big 'well don'e to S2 pupils at Trinity Academy too, who took part in a sponsored walk and raised £2100!
Granite City Ball
The second Granite City Ball took place on Friday 29 August in Aberdeen. We are delighted that the Ball raised an incredible £34,000 – the Aberdeen Committee are absolutely thrilled. 190 guests enjoyed a sparkling reception, dinner, auction and raffle, mixology cocktail bar and dancing to the Burlesque Function Band.
12 year old Eve from Aberdeen, who lives with Rett Syndrome (a rare neurological disorder), loves bagpipes! So when we asked her parents what her perfect wish would be, they said a trip to the Edinburgh Tattoo to listen to the bagpipes.
On the day of her wish, Eve was given a tour of Edinburgh Castle before taking her seat for the Tattoo, which is a parade of some top-notch military bands and display teams. Having enjoyed the show, Eve met four pipers afterwards - but her Mum, Louise, said Eve’s favourite moment was when the Edinburgh Castle guide was talking about the crown jewels. She said: “It’s hard to get a smile from Eve but she was definitely content and grinning during the castle tour.”
Eve was diagnosed in 2004, but her parents started to notice something was wrong when she was around five months old; Eve wasn’t reaching key milestones and her developmental progress was very delayed. Eve’s condition is characterised by severe Scoliosis (a curved spine), respiratory difficulties and seizures; she relies on ventilation when she is asleep and has an overnight care team. The condition also causes profound and multiple physical and learning disabilities and consequently Eve does not communicate verbally.
Louise said: “The best moment was seeing people interacting with Eve directly. People often don’t know how to communicate with Eve, or find it awkward so talk over her, but everyone spoke directly to Eve and engaged her. Make-A-Wish granted us an experience we could never have arranged ourselves. It provided us with a distraction from Eve’s condition and was a really fun, family day out.”
Below is a list of our upcoming events: click on the event you are interested in to find out more information on how to take part.