Donations

Donations

June 2019

ComRes on behalf of Rhoda Grant MSP

Many thanks to Rhoda Grant MSP and ComRes for their very generous donation of £75. This donation will go towards buying snacks an drinks for the young carers during our summer respite trips. Many thanks for you continued generosity. 

Open Doors Café 

Many thanks to everyone at the Open Doors Café for their continued support and donation of £200 to the Young Carers. This donation will be put towards the Summer Respite Trips organised for the young carers, including Go-Karting in Inverness, which the young carers are really looking forward to. Your continued kindness and support is truly appreciated.

April 2019

The Open Doors Café 

Many thanks to everyone at Open-Door Café Friends for their generous donation of £250. This donation will help go towards our Summer Respite trips which the young carers really look forward to. Many thanks for your continued kindness and generosity.

Helping Hands

We are very thankful to Allison and everyone at Helping Hands for their donation of £500 to buy much needed clothes for some of the young carers. This donation allowed us to help 3 young carers get some much needed school clothing as well as out of school clothing to help them fit in with their peers and build their confidence. We are very grateful for your wonderfully kind donation.

SPAR Balmacara staff & customers 

We would like to send our thanks to everyone at SPAR Balmacara for raising £266 for Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers through their raffle. This donation will be used to purchase more activity resources, such as craft materials, for the young carers group sessions. We are very grateful for your kind generosity. 

Soul Train Group 

We would like to send our heartfelt thanks for everyone at the Soul Train Group for their kind donation of £260 raised by the groups fundraising activities. This donation will go towards activities for the young carers workshops. These workshops help build the young carers confidence as well as support their social skill development. We are very grateful for all your efforts, thank you! 

March 2019

Jewson Ltd Portree
A big thank you to the staff at Jewson's for kindly donating materials to us for making drawing boards. The drawing boards will be used during weekly group sessions where the young carers really enjoy doing Art's and Crafts activities.

Church of Scotland Ladies Bible Study
Many thanks to the Ladies Bible Study group for there much appreciated donation of £50. This money will help to buy tasty snacks and juice for the young carers while travelling longer distances to their away respite trips which will include a trip to Landmark Forest Adventure Park or Shopping and Go-karting in Inverness. 

John Casson Foundation
A huge thank you goes to The John Casson Foundation for awarding us £1,500 to cover the cost of six young carer's much needed local residential respite break. We are currently working on the activity programmes that the young carers will be participating in during the respite break which will build on the activities that they have been working on in weekly group sessions. Thank you so much for your kindness and support. 

 

February 2019

 

Ian Williams
Huge thanks to Ian for his much appreciated donation of £100 from his Fundraiser at Skeabost Hall. This money will go towards the Young Carer's Easter respite programme to make sure all young carers can get a regular break from caring responsibilities and have fun with their supportive young carer friends.  

Portree High School
Many thanks to the pupils, parents and staff at Portree High School for there generous donation of £303.66 raised from there recent Dress Down Day. This money will help us to cover the costs of our local respite activity programme during the Easter break - a trip to Whitewave Outdoor Centre and Kyle Swimming pool are in the planning! 

 

January 2019

Laura Shirley & All residents of Harlosh Community
Our sincere thanks to Laura and all the residents of Harlosh community for their generous donations of food, treats, toiletries and hygiene products. We were able to fill our food bank shelves at Young Carers and deliver 16 very large food hampers to some Young Carers families that were in need this Christmas.

Marion MacGregor & All the Pupils, Parents and Staff at Dunvegan Primary School
Huge thanks to all at Dunvegan Primary School for their generous donations of food, treats, toiletries and hygiene products. We were able to fill our food bank shelves at Young Carers and deliver 16 very large food hampers to some Young Carers families that were in need this Christmas.

Magda Healey
Our sincere thanks to Magda Healey for the generous and thoughtful donation of £70 received in memoriam of Alex Healey. The donation will be used to help purchase more activity resource materials ao that we can deliver high quality Young Carer workshops. 

All the Pupils, Parents and Staff at Portree Primary School
Huge thanks to all at Portree Primary School for their much appreciated donation of £230 which was raised from their Christmas service and Christmas concert hamper raffle. The donation will help purchase more activity resource materials that can be used during group sessions, such as craft materials, for the 69 young carers that we currently support. 

Open Door Café
Many thanks to the Open Door Café for their continued support and for their latest donation of £100. This money will be used to help purchase healthy snacks of fruit and vegetables along with fruit juices for the young carers to enjoy during group sessions.

December 2018

The Vallely Family
Huge thanks to the Vallely Family for their greatly appreciated donation of £100. This donation will be used towards the Christmas respite parties for the 68 young carers that we currently support. It means so much that people in the community show such generous and thoughtful support, particularly at this time of year.

Great Wilderness Challenge
Our sincere thanks to Great wilderness Challenge for their incredible support. The amazing total of £41000 received will provide us with the funds needed to deliver our programme of activities throughout the year without any costs to the young carers or their families. We are so thankful to the GWC for enabling us to take part in such a well organised event each year to help so many vulnerable children and their families. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by our team and we do indeed plan to take part again next year.

Open Door Café
Many thanks again to Open Door Café for their latest much appreciated donation of £200. This donation will be used towards the Christmas respite party food buffet. The young carers really enjoy the parties and having a choice of snacks as well as sitting and eating together helps them to relax while also supporting their social skills development.

Gill Adams
Thanks to Gill for her generous and loyal support and the greatly appreciation donation of £29.50 from the Waternish Craft Fair. The donation will be used towards the Christmas respite party.

Jean Saville
Many thanks to Jean for her much appreciated donation of £70.50 raised through a pub quiz. This donation will be used towards the Christmas respite party food buffet. The young carers really enjoy the parties and having a choice of snacks as well as sitting and eating together helps them to relax while also supporting their social skills development.

The Royal Caledonian Charities Trust
Our sincere thanks to The Royal Caledonian Charities Trust for their generous donation of £3000. This funding helped towards our annual residential break to Edinburgh. 12 young carers attended the trip and enjoyed it immensely. The trip gave the young carers a chance to spend precious time with like-minded friends, as well as opportunities to try new things and create really positive memories to help them during their more difficult and challenging times. The young carers took part in lots of exciting activities including cinema, shopping, virtual reality arcade, Royal Britannia Yacht, Bowling, Camera Obscura, Edinburgh Zoo, ghost bus, ghost walk, ice skating and Edinburgh dungeons.

Patricia Phillips
Thank you to Patricia for the much appreciated donation of £108 from the table top sale. This donation will be used towards the Christmas respite party. The party is a great chance for the young carers to relax and have some time out from their caring roles during the festive period.

Marianne Mackinnon
Many thanks to Marianne for the greatly appreciated donation of £75. It means so much to young carers to know that people in the community show such generous and thoughtful support, particularly at this time of year which is more stressful and worrying for many of them.

Stephen McCabe & Donald Cameron
Thank you to Stephen and Donald for their much appreciated donation of £100. This donation will be used towards the Christmas respite parties for the 68 young carers that we currently support.

Anne Wilson
Thank you to Anne for the much appreciated donation of £50. This donation will be used towards the combined local respite trip and Christmas party to help young carers build resilience and raise their self esteem as this can be a particularly difficult time for some of them and their families during the festive season.

November 2018

Dr Steve McCabe
Thank you to Steve for another very generous donation of £172. This funding will be used to support the Young Carers annual respite programme. These trips give the young carers something to look forward to and a chance to spend precious time with like-minded friends, as well as opportunities to try new things and create really positive memories to help them during their more difficult and challenging times.

PA Advocacy on behalf of Rhoda Grant MSP
Many thanks to Rhoda for the very much appreciated donation of £100. This donation will help toward the cost of the annual residential weekend to Edinburgh. This trip is for a maximum of 12 young carers who have positively demonstrated the Young Carers values of Safety, Support, Respect and Confidentiality over the last year.

Sir John & Maureen McGinn
Our most sincere thanks to John & Maureen for their kind donation of £200 for the young carers on the Edinburgh respite trip. This donation will enable them to buy hot drinks and some delicious lunch. The young carers are all so excited about the trip and will really enjoy a nice hot drink on a cold december day. Its great to see the difference in the young carers having a break from their caring roles and having so much fun. 

Ipsos MORI Scotland on behalf of Rhoda Grant MSP
Thank you to Rhoda for another generous donation of £150. This funding will be used towards some of the activities on the Edinburgh respite trip. The young carers are able to select the activities that they would like to do and this year they include cinema, shopping, virtual reality arcade, Royal Britannia Yacht, Bowling, Camera Obscura, Edinburgh Zoo, ghost bus, ghost walk, ice skating and Edinburgh dungeons.

Effie Campbell and The Network Tuesday Group
Our most sincere thanks to Effie and The Network Tuesday Group for their generous donation of £135. This donation will help toward the cost of the food for the 12 young carers on the annual residential weekend to Edinburgh. The young carers are given the opportunity to mix with their peers in a safe setting putting into practice the valuable life and social skills they have developed during their regular weekly sessions.

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.

Open Door Café
Thank you so much to all at Open Door Café for their continued wonderful support. Their very much appreciated donation of £325 will be used to support the Young Carers annual Edinburgh residential respite programme. We ensure no young carer misses out on a respite break due to geography or lack of transport, we arrange to pick them up and return them back home and cover all costs involved.

Maureen Maclean
Thank you to Maureen for the thoughtful and practical generous donation of clothes. We are currently supporting 68 young carers throughout Skye and Lochalsh by providing 2 hour weekly support sessions and regular respite breaks. The clothes donations are always very much appreciated by the young carers.

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.

 

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