Sleep in the Park hits £500,000 target in less than a month

Over 2,000 people have signed up to sleep rough in Edinburgh this December as part of Sleep in the Park, raising £500,000 In just three weeks since launching the event on August 30.


Winemaker gives profits from bottles created in memory of parents to charity

SOME people might run a marathon or host a coffee morning to raise money for good causes.

Thousands took part in today's event.

In pictures: 3,000 take part in Kiltwalk in Edinburgh

Today, around 3,000 people took to the streets of Edinburgh for this year’s final Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk to raise funds for walkers’ chosen charities.

George Michael donated money for IVF treatment to Lynette Gillard. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Woman who was given £9k George Michael IVF gift gives birth

A woman who was gifted £9,000 for IVF treatment by late singer George Michael has given birth nine months after his death.

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Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scotland’s political elite come together to fight breast cancer

They are normally at loggerheads but today Scotland’s political leaders looked Pretty in Pink.

Audrey McJimpsey, training manager at RSBi, and RSBi staff hold up a cheque for �2,300 raised by the sports fun day. Picture: Contributed

RSBi sports day scores over £2,300 for local charities

A sports fun day held by Glasgow manufacturing firm RSBi, where more than half of staff have a disability, raised over £2,300 for local charities.

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Torridon Mountain Rescue Team member Richard Cockburn accepts cheque from Hans Bunting, Chief Operating Officer, Renewables innogy SE, in the Grudie Hydro Electric scheme power station. Picture: Iain Ferguson/contributed

New hydro scheme awards Torridon mountain rescue team £50k

THE operators of the latest run-of-river hydro scheme in Scotland has donated £50,000 to Torridon Mountain Rescue Team.

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Open water swimmer Calum Macleod. Picture: Contributed

Highland open water swimmers promote marine environments

AN intrepid swimming duo plan to take on an ambitious long distance swim in the cold waters of the Northwest Highlands to raise awareness for a marine environmental project.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Connor had a lifechanging experience in the Highlands. Picture: VisitScotland

Photography changes life of boy who witnessed domestic abuse

SCOTS charity HopScotch has provided a major boost to a 11-year-old boy whose life was affected by domestic abuse.

Aberdeen & North East
Cyclists have tyres burst in Glasgow-Edinburgh charity race

Cyclists have tyres burst in Glasgow-Edinburgh charity race

Hundreds of riders taking part in a charity race had their tyres burst in what is believed to be an attempt to sabotage Scotland’s biggest cycling event.

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Elsa Yates, on the right, on her last set of Munros on A'Mhaighdean with a friend.

‘Supergran’, 76, bags every Munro - for the third time

A super-fit gran has climbed all 282 of Scotland’s highest hills at the age of 76 – for the third time.

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Blair Alston St Johnstone FC footballer, Brogan the Beagle St Johnstone FC mascot, Criona Knight Corporate Fundraising Manager at CHAS, Steve Brown St Johnstone FC Chairman, Debbie Mooney Head of Campaigns at CHAS.  Picture: Angus Findlay/Contributed

St Johnstone teams up with Children’s Hospices charity

ST Johnstone FC, one of Scotland’s oldest football teams, has picked Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) as it’s charity of the year.

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Ian with his family. Picture: Contributed

Airman’s monster swim on Loch Ness in memory of mum

FLIGHT Lieutenant Ian Smith, the media and communications Officer at RAF Lossiemouth, has completed a monster of a challenge when he swam the 23 mile length of Loch Ness.

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Corporal Jon Ward after completing his 80th marathon in Perth. Picture: Contributed

Corporal’s 100 marathon effort for RAF welfare charity

AN air force corporal aiming to do 100 marathons to raise cash for the RAF’s leading welfare charity has now completed number 80 in Perth.

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Bruce Edmond, guest speaker and CHAS bereaved parent of Jack, event host Michelle McManus, Nicola Edmond, Bruces wife and Jacks mum, Michelle Milne, CHAS key-worker for the Edmonds. Picture: Contribued

Aberdeen Ladies Lunch raises £57k for children’s hospices

LADIES of Aberdeen dug deep to raise an incredible £56,971 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) at the city’s annual Ladies Lunch.

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New ARCHIE chair Mary Nimmo and outgoing chairman David Sutherland launch the new Fresh Air Project at Raigmore Hospital with the help of childrens unit patient Ella Rose Sinclair, three. Picture: Contributed

Campaign will see Inverness sick kids play outdoors all year

A HIGHLAND charity which helps sick children has launched a £100,000 appeal to improve the outside space at the Highland Children’s Unit.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
A competitors takes part in the Prime Four Beast Race  at  Loch Ness. Picture: Contributed

Hundreds get muddy at biggest ever Beast Race at Loch Ness

SCOTLAND’S most brutal obstacle course race, the Prime Four Beast Race, saw hundreds of participants get down, dirty, wet and muddy at Loch Ness at the weekend, raising over £128,000 for charity.

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Fettes College in Edinburgh. Photograph: Scott Louden

Liz Smith: The case for charitable status in education

The publication of the Barclay Review of Business Rates last month has reignited the debate about charitable status in education. This is because the report recommended that the eligibility for charity relief should be removed from all independent schools in order to ensure there is equity between the independent sector and the state sector.

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Calluna the hen harrier. Picture: NTS

NTS staff ‘deeply saddened’ by hen harrier disappearance

CONSERVATIONISTS have expressed their sadness at the unexplained disappearance of a protected female hen harrier in the Highlands.

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Tom Weir statue. Picture: submitted

Loch Lomond’s Tom Weir statue to benefit from £4k donation

A MASSSIVE £4,000 has been made in tribute iconic Scottish broadcaster and mountaineer Tom Weir.

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