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.
Check out our fantastic festive fundraising pack! Full of great ideas for fundraising at home, work or school - find out how to share your Christmas wish and play Countdown to Christmas!
Don't forget your local Make-A-Wish contact is always there to help - just call 0131 535 1037 or 07740 161988.
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Inaugural West Coast Ball
The West Coast Ball will take place on Saturday 7 June 2014 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. If you would like to attend, please contact Pauline McLeish or Christine Arundel on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Granite City Ball
The Ball will take place on Friday 29 August 2014 at the beautiful Marcliffe Hotel & Spa in Aberdeen. Tables of 10 cost £1,000. If you would like further information please email email@example.com, or if you would like to book a table please download the Booking Form.
Hotels Trust helps grant magical wishes
We are delighted to announce that Crerar Hotels Trust, a charitable trust funded by the Crerar Hotel Group Ltd which has hotels in Scotland and Yorkshire, has donated £12,000 to help us grant magical wishes. Giving back to local communities to improve the quality of everyday lives is at the heart of Crerar Hotel Group, and each year the Group entrusts almost half of its distributable profits to the Crerar Hotels Trust for distribution to local community, sport, medical, educational and children's charities. Make-A-Wish is delighted to be a beneficiary of the trust and we greatly appreciate its continued support.
If you or anyone you know is connected with a trust, please let Karen Dawson know, either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01276 40 50 48. Every grant will help us to provide wishes for some very special children.
A huge thank you to Creative Oceanic, who have once again chosen
Make-A-Wish as their Charity Partner at not one event but four in Scotland.
Pictured here are our wonderful volunteers, Phillip, Christine, Zoe and Pauline, who attended the Scottish Wedding Awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow earlier this year. Other 2013 events Make-A-Wish is involved with include the What’s On Awards, the Scottish Independent Retail Awards and the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards.
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.