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Donations

October 2018

Dr Steve McCabe
Many thanks indeed to Steve for his very much appreciated donation of £105 which was raised through sale of his childhood collection of postcards for the benefit of young carers. This funding will be used to support the annual respite programme which provides so much fun whilst also supporting life skills development.

Portree Parish Church of Scotland
Our most sincere thanks and appreciation go to the congregation of the Portree Parish Church of Scotland for their very generous donation of £883.90 collected during their Harvest Thanksgiving Service. These funds will be used to support our annual respite programme which helps to build resilience and create positive memories to tap into during more difficult times.

September 2018

Misty Isle Curry Cruise
Thank you for the additional donations of £20 and £10 which will be used to support the young carers hobbies and interests including musical instruments.  

Inner Wheel Club of the Isle of Skye
Our sincere thanks to the Inner Wheel Club who donated £100 toward the Great Wilderness Challenge sponsorship fund which will be used to support the Young Carers' annual respite programme.

Personal Donations
Many thanks to some of our loyal supporters who have donated £45 to fund the young carers hobbies and interests including art materials and sports equipment.

Church of Scotland Parish of Strath & Sleat
Our most sincere thanks goes to the congregation of the Skye and Lochalsh Churches joint service who have donated a total of £275.71.  This money will be used to support Young Carer respite outings which have such a positive benefit for all participating.  They have valuable breaks to look forward to, some time out from responsibilities and worries at home and opportunities to try new things and develop skills while creating very positive memories to hold onto during harder times.

Open Door Café
Huge thanks to our incredible friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for the latest generous donation of £150.00.  This money will be used to support the Young Carers' annual respite programme which continues to be one of the elements of support they value most highly.

Uig Gala
Thank you so much to everyone involved in the Uig Gala for their loyal support and very much appreciated donation of £200.00.  This money will be used to support our vital annual respite programme where young carers have a chance to spend precious time with like minded friends and having new experiences and memories to hold onto.

South Skye Practice Patient Participation Group
Thank you so much for the very generous sum of £1,000 donated from the South Skye Practice Patient Participation Group funds.  This very much appreciated donation will be used to purchase healthy foods and new activity materials for the 60 plus young carers we are presently supporting in our community. We are very grateful for this thoughtful and generous support of Young Carers.

St Columba's Scottish Episcopal Church, Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, Portree
Our sincere thanks goes to the Bread Basket volunteers and lunch club guests who donated a total of £51.00 to Young Carers.  This much appreciated donation will be used to help purchase healthy snacks for the 5 group sessions we run each week.

August 2018

Stall at Agricultural Show
Many thanks indeed to our volunteers and everyone who visited and supported the stall.  A grand total of £277.56 was raised; this money will support young carers' transport costs, we make sure no young carer misses out on support due to the need for transport.

Open Door Coffee
Our sincere thanks goes to all our friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for latest much appreciated donation of £150.00.  This money will be used to support our additional respite transport costs, we ensure young carers can take part in the respite activities by providing all necessary transport to pick them up and return them home.

Dr Steve McCabe
Huge thanks to Steve for his latest very generous donation of £248.00 which was raised through sale of his childhood collection of postcards at the Portree Market.  The money will be used to support individual young carer talents, skills and interests to help them maximise their potential.

Skeabost Hall Market
Many thanks indeed to Ian Williams and everyone who supported the Young Carers' Service at Skeabost Hall Market recently.  The much appreciated £279.55 total will be used to support the Young Carers' annual respite programme which gives much needed opportunities to have a break and have fun.

Skye Highland Games Committee & Willie Gordon
Our most sincere thanks go to the committee for working in partnership with us again this year.  The £50.00 donation from Willie Gordon for tartan hire along with the grand total of £900.00 received from the committee and parking donations will be used to support the young carers' transport costs to and from group sessions and respite activities.  Without transport provision young carers from more isolated areas of Skye and Lochalsh would really struggle to access much needed support.

Sleat Whist
Thank you so much to everyone from the Sleat Whist group who donated a very much appreciated £192.00 to the Young Carers' Service.  This money will be used to support the Young Carers' invaluable respite activities which give them much needed breaks to look forward to and skill development opportunities to capitalise on.

Personal Donations
Many thanks indeed for the personal donations totalling £160 which will be used to support young carers' skills and interests.

Ardvasar Charity Café
A massive thank you to everyone involved in setting up and supporting the Ardvasar Charity Café, an amazing total of £1260.18 was raised on the day!  This money will be used to support the Young Carers' respite break activities so they they can put aside worry and responsibility for a short time.  They will have some much needed fun together and opportunities to make positive memories to help support them during more difficult times.

The Robert MacDonald Memorial Trust
Our sincere thanks goes to the Trustees for the thoughtful and very much appreciated donation of £111.05 received from the closing of the account. This money in memory of Robert MacDonald will be used to support young carers' sports, talents and interests.

Misty Isle Boat Trips - Cruise and Curry night
A massive thank you to our dream machine cooks Donald and Ann, the fabulously talented musicians Sandy, Roxy, Rachel & Calum and the amazingly loyal and supportive Shea, Anne, James and crew who all made the night such a memorable one. We even managed a walk ashore to the beautiful Loch Coruisk! Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on the trip, your support and incredible generosity has raised a brilliant total of £935.00 for Young Carers.

 

July 2018

Open Door Café, Kyle
A very big thank you to all our friends and supporters for the latest generous donation of £200.00.  This money will be used to support the young carers' summer respite programme which is so important as it allows them to put aside worries and have some fun time with their peers.

Portree Co-op
Our sincere thanks to the Co-op and everyone who donated or purchased books from the stall.  You have raised a very much appreciated £119.26 which will be used to provide drinks and snacks for young carers during their summer programme activities.

Skye Bible Church
Many thanks indeed to the Coffee Pot Group members and customers for raising a total of £125.00 for young carers.  With agreement, this money will provide sponsorship for our volunteer Great Wilderness Challenge team next month so that the donation is maximised for the benefit of the young carers.  The final funds will then be used to help us deliver the life skills activities young carers benefit so much from.

Dr Steve McCabe
A massive thank you to Steve for the latest generous donation of £124.00 raised through the sale of his childhood collection of postcards at the Portree Market.  This money will be used to support young carers' interests, hobbies and skills.  We will be very sorry to see you leave the area as you and Catherine have been very loyal and committed supporters of the service and the young carers in our area.  We wish you all the very best for the future xx

Sir Tom & the Kiltwalk Team
Our most sincere thanks and appreciation go to our 2 hardy Glasgow Kiltwalkers who raised an impressive total of £745.00.  This was topped up by the Kiltwalk so we received a grand total of £1,043.00!  This money will be used to help us deliver our planned programme of activities throughout the year without cost barriers to the young people and their families.

 

June 2018

Open Door Café
Sincere thanks to our loyal friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for the latest £175.00 donation which will be used to support the planned summer respite trips for young carers.  They are busy making their choices at the moment and options will include local trips and away days as far away as Aviemore this year!

Go Cocoa
Huge thank you to Kenna and helper Irene for running a complementary chocolate workshop for young carers and for donating £25.00 from proceeds raised from the Chocolate Tots workshops based at Victoria Cottage on the 16th of June.  The results were enjoyed by everyone!

Skylark
Many thanks indeed for the generous donation total of £36.94 received from the counter collection tin.  The money will be used to provide much needed travel snacks while on our respite away trips over the summer holiday period.

 

May 2018

Open Door Café, Kyle
Many thanks indeed to all our friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for your latest donation of £75.00. This money will be used to purchase healthy snacks of fruit and vegetables along with fruit juices.  The young carers really enjoy the snacks offered and they are an important part of their session plans as sitting and eating together helps them to relax while also supporting their social skills development.

Portree CO-OP
Thank you so much to all the staff and customers who supported us by raised a grand total of £313.16 from the Co-op second hand book stall.  This money will be used to support our annual respite break programme, we will purchase much needed breakfast and refreshment snacks for those travelling longer distances and will help pay for some of our activity costs.

Gill Adams
Massive thank you to Gill Adams who held her 60th birthday celebrations in support of Young Carers!  She and her well wishers raised an extremely generous total of £1,100.  This money will be used to support our up and coming summer respite programme which makes such a difference to the young carers we support.

April 2018

Jansvans
A very big thank you indeed to Jansvans customers and staff for raising a wonderful total of £98.63 from our counter collection tins!  The money will be used to support the young carers planned respite breaks.  This Easter some are going swimming and having lunch at Hector's Bothy in Kyle, others are going fishing, attending an art workshop or heading to Landmark for a much needed break.

XCEL Church
Many thanks indeed to everyone at the XCEL Church for the very generous donation of Easter Eggs for young carers and our support volunteers.  The eggs have been very much enjoyed and appreciated.

Donation of Clothing and Toys
Our most grateful thanks goes to our local family who donated 'as good as new' clothing and toys for young carers and their families.  Young carer families who are awaiting the arrival of a baby will benefit from the baby clothing and equipment and primary school age young carers will spend many happy hours playing with the high quality toys you have provided. The remaining pre-school toys have been donated to another local children's charity - Portree Nursery, they too were delighted and appreciative of the gifts they received.

Open Door Café, Kyle
Sincere thanks to all our friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for your latest donation of £200.00.  This money will be used to support the young carers' respite breaks.  Over Easter time 46 young carers benefited from a respite break organised by the Young Carer service, 27 went to Landmark for the day while others had lunch and went swimming in Kyle or went fishing or had lunch and attended an art workshop at Aros.

Arainn Fhinn (Fingal Centre)
Our thanks goes to the Fingal Centre customers and staff for collecting the sum of £28.39 in our counter collection tin.  This money will be used to buy much needed snacks and juice for the young carers while traveling longer distances to activities.

March 2018

Open Door Café
Many thanks indeed to our friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for the latest much appreciated donation of £175.00.  This money will be used to purchase some of our weekly snacks along with cooking and baking resources to give the young carer more opportunities to develop their creative and life skills in the kitchen.

Edinbane Hall Committee
Many thanks for your very much appreciated donation of £63.33 which was raised through a recent raffle.  This money will help us with our planned Spring respite breaks, we plan to have some local trips as well as an away day to Landmark in line with the wishes and ability levels of the young carers.

Personal Donation
Our most sincere thanks goes to the family who donated a very thoughtful and generous donation of £675.00 to Young Carers in memory of a loved one.  This money will be used to support our planned summer respite activity programme which will include local and away days throughout the summer holiday period and it addition we will be purchasing more healthy snacks for our young carer members.

Fasgadh Stores, Dunvegan
Grateful thanks to staff and customers at Fasgadh Stores for raising a very much appreciated total of £25.61 in the Young Carers' counter collection tin.  This money will be used to provide some tasty snacks during the planned Easter respite breaks.

 

 

February 2018

MOD BUTEC
A massive thank you goes to MOD BUTEC for their generous corporate donation of £700.00.  This money will help us purchase more activity and skill development resource materials for the 67 young carers we currently supporting in Skye and Lochalsh.

Inside Out
Huge thanks to customers and staff who raised a collection tin total of £55.90 for Young Carers.  This money will be used to support our planned Spring respite break activities, we plan to have fun filled choices between local trips or an away day.

Inga's Sweet Treats
Our sincere thanks goes to Inga for her very generous donation of German biscuits and assorted sweets.  The biscuits have been added to our Young Carers' food bank store and the sweet treats will be distributed to the children during their support group sessions.

Open Door Café
Our grateful thanks go to our loyal supporters at the Open Door Café for their latest donation of £75.00.  This money will help to support our Spring respite plans, each young carer will be given a much needed opportunity to attend a local respite trip or an away day trip to Inverness or Landmark.

 

January 2018

John Casson Foundation
A massive thank you to the John Casson Foundation for their extremely generous sponsorship of £2,500 which will cover the costs of an overnight residential in Inverness for 10 young carers and another local 3 night residential at Quiraing Lodge in Staffin for 6 young carers this summer.  This means we will be able to deliver another valuable Seasons for Growth programme to appropriate young carers and provide new opportunities and experiences for some of our high school age young carers.

Dr Steve McCabe and Muriel Hutchinson
A huge thank you to Steve for selling his childhood collection of postcards for the benefit of Young Carers and to Muriel for selling them for us at the Portree Market. A wonderful total of £593.00 was raised from the card sales during 2017.  This money will be used to support young carer's hobbies and interests so that they can practice and develop their skills.  Thank you again Steve for this much appreciated donation which was raised through such a personal gift to us.

A Open Door Café, Kyle
Thank you so much to all our friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for the latest donation of £150.00.  This money will be used to purchase the healthy snacks of fruit juices, fresh fruits and vegetables which young carers look forward to, in addition some of the money will allow us to purchase some more resource equipment for use at the group sessions.

Hazel Robertson & Catherine McCabe
A very big thank you to Hazel for organising and teaching her 2 fundraiser Pilates sessions during the festive seasons and to Catherine for teaching the JKZ session in Borve. Thanks to the very generous donations from those taking part a grand total of £181.87 was raised, this money will be used to support the healthy eating options we are providing at each of the 5 weekly young carer group sessions.

Residents of Shulishadder Beag
Many thanks indeed to Sophie and residents for Shulishader Beag for the very much appreciated donation of £50.00 which was collected from loose change over the year.  This money will be used to purchase some more activity materials for use at the young carer's group sessions.

Personal Donations
Thank you so much to the individuals who donated a total of £180.00 this month.  This money will be used to support the young carer's invaluable 5 weekly support group sessions for our current membership of 66 young carers in Skye and Lochalsh.

December 2017

Rhoda Grant MSP
Thank you so much Rhoda for 2 your latest donations totalling £80.00 received through You Gov and Com Res.  These donations will help support our planned Christmas party activities which the young carer thoroughly enjoy as all games and activities are non-competitive.

Open Door Café, Kyle
Thank you so much to all our loyal friends and supporters at the Open Door Café for the latest donation of £125.00.  This money will be used to support the Christmas party plans for young carers, we will have lots of nibbles, activities and games and for everyone to enjoy.

Enjoy Swift
A massive thank you goes to Enjoy Swift for their very generous donation of £700.00.  This money will be used to purchase materials and resources that support understanding and learning in order to build on existing skills and help identify and nurture new ones.

Uig Gala Committee
Our sincere thanks for your latest very much appreciated donation of £200.00.  This money will be used to help us deliver our varied annual respite programme for the 65 young carers we are currently supporting.

Xcel Church
Thank you so much for your generous donation of selection boxes - every young carer will be receiving this very welcome treat.

Aberdeen Drilling Consultants Ltd
A massive thank you to Douglas and colleagues at Aberdeen Drilling Consultants Ltd for the latest greatly appreciated donation of £500.00.  This money will help us purchase more activity and topic workshop materials so that we can provide high quality resources to support skills development and learning.

Family/Agency & Personal Donations
Our most grateful thanks goes to local families and community supporters who have so kindly and generously donated equipment, clothing and treats for young carers and their families.  This is so much appreciated and particularly at this time of year when life can be more difficult and stressful for many young carer families.

Tesco, Dingwall
A big thank you to Community Champion Tom Norton for the £15.00 voucher to purchase some food treats for the young carers' Christmas parties, they were all enjoyed and appreciated .