A massive thank you to the individuals, business/ companies and community groups who help the SBCC with donations, fundraising activities and in-kind support. We receive no central funding and therefore without this support and generosity we could not continue to help make life that little bit better for the children and their families each year.
The children and volunteers would like to thank everyone who has supported the SBCC over the years.
We would like to acknowledge receipt of and thank everyone for their support and generosity
[To view a personal message from the children, put together at summer camp in 2014, please click here]
Below are details of donations received & fundraising events over the last 12 months
[The list is not prioritised in any way]
Corryvreckan Swim, 9th August 2017 – A massive thank you to Fabienne Thompson, Jenny Waring, Andrea Gellan and Paul Freeman who swam across the Gulf during slack tide when the whirlpool is dormant, finishing under the imposing 400-foot cliffs of Scarba. To date they have raised £270 – their fundraising page is still available for donations at My Donate – available here.
Further information is available here.
The Rotary Club of Glasgow – A massive thank you to Naill Loakman and colleagues that took part in this years annual Dublin walk in aid of the SBCC, the donation of £2549 is gratefully received, the money will help the charity enormously.
Benarty Gala Day, Lochore Country Park – A big thank you to the employers from Arnold Clark, Newbridge who came along and helped, Mark, Claire and Gail at the gala day and of course a thank you to the organisers for inviting the charity along. As part of the charities fundraising we organised a tombola, big thank you to Mrs Murray [Mark’s mum-in-law] for donating and wrapping all the prizes and also to everyone who came along and supported the charity. On the day we raised £298.30p. THANK YOU.
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service [SFRS], Trainee Fire Fighters, Thornton – On 23rd March 2017 as part of a fundraising event the local Trainee Fighters who were receiving their basic training at the SFRS College at Thornton, Fife, carried out a charity walk across the Forth Road bridge. This saw them start from the South side at the control building crossing to the North, going under the bridge at the North stairs and returning back over using the pedestrian access paths. They wear wearing their full personal protective equipment and in addition wore breathing apparatus set, each breathing compressed air as the crossed. The SBCC would like to thank the trainees for choosing our charity, the donation of £1274.50 is gratefully received.
EE Greenock – A massive thank you to the staff at EE Greenock for choosing the SBCC as their nominated charity for 2017, your support is very much appreciated and will help to support the funding of the events in 2017 enormously.
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy – A massive thank you to the staff and to everyone who supported the fundraiser in Dec 2016 and for choosing the SBCC as the recipients of the £532 raised, the funds are gratefully received.
Christmas Hamper Raffle – Thank you to the staff and customers of the Criterion Bar, St Andrews, for supporting the Christmas Hamper Raffle, £202 is gratefully received.
Donations received via Virgin Money Giving – A massive thank you to everyone who has made a direct donation via the Virgin Money Giving site. All donations large or small are so very much appreciated. Without the continual support we would be unable to continue supporting the children and their family.
Glasgow Clyde College – Thank you to the students of the NQ Playwork and Childcare class for arranging the bake sale and for everyone for their support and for raising the £163, gratefully received
Milngavie Primary School Christmas Fair – A big thank you to everyone who donated the raffle prizes and to everyone who came along and bought a ticket – A massive thank you to Cheryl Findlay and friends for organising – £458 was raised on the day and is gratefully received.
Findlay Family Colour Run – Thank you to everyone who supported the Findlay family – the £290 is very much appreciated
Mr David Hill – Thank you for your continual support, your monthly donation [& Gift Aid received] and recent donation for £150 is so very much appreciated
Kevin McLaughlin – Thank you for supporting the SBCC. Kevin, is the uncle of one of ur special children – Grace – He took part in a sponsored walk on 11th July in aid of the SBCC. You can still give your support online at – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamoddbodscaleychallenge2016. To date 15 Dec 2016 £187.50 [including gift aid donations] has been gratefully received – Thank you to everyone who gave their support.
Michelle Wright – Thank you for the £38 donation – raised at you ‘Slient Sparkles’ evening
Ceilidh – Thank you to everyone in Udny, the £300 donation/ raised at your Ceilidh in October is gratefully received.
Whelan & Co Solicitors – Thank you for choosing the SBCC and for the kind donation of £367.98.
Spartan Challenge: A massive thank you to the team that took part in the Edinburgh Spartan Challenge – £1197.25
Pagan Osbourne – A massive thank you for your continual support, the donation of £3000 is gratefully received and will directly support our Families weekend/ Summer Camp in 2017.
Simon MacDonald – Simon is the father of one of our special children. Simon took part in a charity boxing event with ‘Ultimate White Collar Boxing’ in Aberdeen on 11th June 2016 in aid of the SBCC. Simon chose to take part in a fight as he has always had an interest in boxing but had never competed. He also wished to show that he has just a fraction of the fight in him that his little boy has, and continues to show. You can still donate online at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonMacdonald. To date [17 July] Simon has raised a MASSIVE £4019 [online, including Gift Aid].…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation.
Anne Thomson – Thank you for the donation of £205.50, gratefully received
Mrs Mary Munro – Thank you for the kind donation of £100, gratefully received.
‘Wee Jamie’s Snack Wagon’ – Thank you to everyone who made a donation – £105 is gratefully received from the collection tin
Dunfermline Fire Station – A big thank you to the Fire Fighters, staff and especially the families who came along to the open day. The SBCC received £727, thank you.
Fife Historic Vehicle Club – Thank you for your continual support – The donation for £400 is gratefully appreciated
Caledonian Challenge 11-12 June 2016 – A massive thank you to Team Od Bodds – Audra Edgar -David Hill-Graham Barclay-Megan Taylor- Julie Small -Tom McFarlane- Haley Croutear–Gordon Milne- -Gillian Kelly-Rosalyn Johnstone- -Nicola Philp-Susan Kerr-Paul Cunningham-Michael Albat-Liza MacKenzie-Mike Jenkins-Victoria Masney-Sylvia McGoldrick. THANK YOU for once again taking on this challenge to raise funds for the SBCC & Foundation Scotland. A massive thank you from everyone at the SBCC.
Information about the Caledonian Challenge is available here. 54 miles in 24 hours !!!!!!!!!! – Give your support to the Odd bods Caley Challenge Team – You can still make a donation online at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamoddbodscaleyhallenge2016 – overall £4,187.80, including gift aid has be raised to date [16 Feb 2017] , thank you].
To the Kinnoch Family thank you for your continual support, the recent donation for £100 is so gratefully appreciated
Milngavie School – To the pupils, thank you for choosing the SBCC, we very much appreciate your kind donation of £100
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Dunfermline: Festival of transport – Open Day 19th June 2016 [http://www.svbm.online/index.php/events] – Thank you to the museum for the very kind invitation to attend their open day. We would like to thank everyone who bought tickets for the tombola, on the day we raised £143.
Mr Cyril J Samuel – Thank you for your online donation of £100
Brian Herron – Thank you for the kind donation of £50.
Link Cables Assemblies Ltd – The donation of £160 is gratefully received. Thank you
Endura – Thank you for choosing the SBCC, your kind donation of £142.49 is very much appreciated
Nexan Petroleum, Aberdeen – Thank you for choosing our charity to be recipients of the donation from The Book People, the donation of £117.20 is gratefully appreciated.
HR Network Awards – A massive thank you for choosing the SBCC as the nominated charity for the evening and congratulations to everyone who won an award. We would like to thank everyone who kindly donated to the charity, a fantastic £8787.02 was received on the night. We would also like to thank everyone who kindly completed the Gift Aid declarations, once received this could potentially increase the total to just below the £10,000 point.
Ladies Gitterball – Thank you to Kirsteen Taylor, her family & friends for organising the fundraising evening on 30th October – £3100.00 was donated to the SBCC. Thank you for all your hard work support
Fife Historic Vehicle Club – Thank you for the kind donation of £150 and your continual support, it is so very much appreciated.
‘Wee Jamies’ Snack wagon [outside Dunfermiline Fire Station] – Thank you to the staff and customers for the kind donation of £106.96, received with thanks from the charity collection tin.
Pagan Osbourne, Cupar – Thank you for your continual support and for the further donation of £3000. This will go directly to supporting the familiy weekend in December.
Castaway Claire – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CalderClaire1
A massive thank you to Claire for completing her challenge and for everyone who supported this fundraising challenge. For details on Claire’s adventure, further information is available here.
Thank you to everyone who supported Claire, her challenge raised a fantastic £2,686.74 [includes Gift Aid from online donations] and a massive thank you to everyone who made a donation.
B.E.A.U [Burns Elsie And Us] – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/gemmadrysdale
A massive thank you to the family of little Elsie Drysdale, one of the special SBCC children. On the 7th June 2015 the Drysdale family climbed Ben Vrackie the biggest mountain that their little legs could manage – Mum, Dad, Charlotte Joe and Elsie – to raise funds for the SBCC. To date they have raised a fantastic £1765.25 [including Gift Aid from the online donations].
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum – Festival of Historic Transport – A massive thank you to the Fife Historic Vehicle club for inviting the SBCC along to their event on 21st June 2015. Mark, Claire and Lisa represented the charity at this family event. Thank you to everyone who bought a tombola ticket or made a donation, on the day the charity raised a fantastic £273.
Cetco Ythan Challenge – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyTraill
Andy Traill from Newtonhill took part in the Cetco Ythan Challenge in Ellon, Aberdeenshire on the 14th June to raise funds for the charity. This annual event is gruesome/ challenging 11K multi terrain obstacle course. [Information about the event is available on Facebook]. Andy raised £811.25 [including Gift Aid from the online donations], which is fantastic. A massive THANK YOU Andy for your support.
In Memory of a colleague of Mark Stevenson and employee at Edinburgh Airport– We would like to thank the family and friends of Charlie for their very kind donations, total of £1976, has been received to date. We are so sorry for your loss.
Give A Car – A not-for-profit scheme that encourages car owners to scrap or sell their old, unwanted cars, giving the proceeds to the charity of their choice. We would like to thank Mr MacDonald from Glasgow for choosing the SBCC, £454.44 is gratefully received.
Beanfeast Café – Charity for Children, Paisley Sheriff Court – Thank you for your continual support and the very kind donation of £2,500 which is gratefully received