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Scotland Roundup

Keri Wyatt
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01 Dec 2015

The past couple of months have been busy with a huge range of events and activities taking place throughout Scotland and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their incredible support.

The past couple of months have been busy with a huge range of events and activities taking place throughout Scotland and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their incredible support. It has been fantastic to see so many activities taking place and each event  provided us with fantastic  opportunities to talk to people about our new name, raising awareness of Bloodwise in Scotland. Here’s are some of the highlights:

Glasgow Walk to Beat Blood Cancer

The Glasgow Branch hosted their annual Walk to Beat Blood Cancer on Sunday 30 August 2015 in the beautiful Pollok Country Park in Glasgow and raised a truly brilliant amount of over £11,000.

Small Change Big Impact

Our Small Change Big Impact Campaign in September saw collections and bag packs taking place in stations, theatres and supermarkets across the country. We had fantastic support from longstanding and new Bloodwise supporters and we raised nearly £7000 over the month.

Zip Slide the Clyde

Alongside Small Change Big Impact in September we had five very brave participants zip sliding across the River Clyde in Glasgow raising nearly £2000 to help beat blood cancer. We were very impressed by their bravery!

Great Glasgow Run

We had a number of teams taking part in the Great Glasgow run in October pounding the pavements to raise vital funds for Bloodwise while showing off our brilliant new running t-shirts with pride. To get your running top, head here.

Glasgow Research Day

We had the pleasure of inviting supporters along to an open day in November at one of our research centres in Glasgow. Supporters had had the opportunity to find out more about the incredible work taking place right here on our doorstep in Scotland.

Festive times ahead

This December we have many exciting festive events taking place including our Bloodwise Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday 8th December at St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Christmas Charities Festival of Walking and Running on Sunday 6th December.

Looking ahead

Looking ahead to 2016 we will be focusing on building relationships with Scottish business and companies. If your workplace has a corporate social responsibility policy or a local charity partner we would be delighted if you would get in touch with us so that we can discuss how you could nominate Bloodwise as your charity partner, email Scotland@bloodwise.org.uk or call 0131 524 1325.

Keep in touch

I would love to hear from you and support any fundraising plans which you may have so please do keep in touch, drop me a line at Scotland@bloodwise.org.uk or call 0131 524 1325.