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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.

News
Founders4Schools aims to help pupils improve their chances in the world of work. Picture: Michael Gillen

Double win for Stirling in Founders4Schools awards

Efforts to improve the job prospects of young people and encourage more children to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects have seen representatives of Stirling Council pick up two accolades.

Tech
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.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
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.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 3
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
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.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Social Bite is among Scotland's raft of social enterprises. Picture: Greg Macvean

Scotland sees jump in social enterprises as sector booms

The number of social enterprises operating in Scotland has leapt over the past year but some parts of the sector remain “fragile”, a key study has revealed.

Companies
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.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
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.

Aberdeen & North East
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
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Byte Night in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Rhona Hutchon: Taking a bite out of disadvantaged beginnings

Fortunately, most of us are lucky enough to have had a safe and stable family home. Can you imagine how your life may have turned out completely differently without that foundation?

Management
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.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan from Outlander.

Outlander stars support Gairloch Heritage Museum crowdfunder

STARS of the TV hit Outlander are lending lent their support to a Highland museum’s fundraising efforts.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Scott MacDonald, left, with Brewgooder co-founder Alan Mahon. Picture: Contributed

Ethical beer brand Brewgooder appoints ‘chief well digger’

Beer brand Brewgooder has named Scott MacDonald as its commercial director and “chief well digger” as it sets its sights on increased distribution across the on and off trades.

Retail
The apprentices who helped Gorgie Farm. Picture: Supplied

Edinburgh urban farm spruced up for 40th anniversary

GORGIE City Farm in Edinburgh has undergone a makeover in time for its 40th anniversary this weekend - thanks to apprentices from Aberdeen Standard Investments who have taken the animal farm under their collective wing.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Mike Welch. Picture: Stewart Attwood/Contributed

Kids benefit from Blackcircles donation to Children 1st

VULNERABLE children and their families will get support to prevent and protect them from trauma thanks to a £141k donation by online tyre business Blackcircles.com to Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, Children 1st.

News
Christopher and Scot. Picture: Supplied

Dad to cycle 90 miles for hospital charity in memory of son

THE father of a young man who tragically died unexpectedly is to cycle over 90 miles to help an Edinburgh charity close to his family’s heart.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
BrewDog staff and investors will choose which charities will benefit from its Unicorn Fund. Picture: Contributed

BrewDog pledges to give staff and charities 20% of profits

Staff at Aberdeenshire craft beer producer BrewDog could be in line for a £22,500 windfall each over the next five years after the firm pledged to give away a fifth of its annual profits.

Companies
Ryan Mackie joins Hugh Aitken and Angus Coull in kicking off the Homeless World Cup with the specially designed balls. Picture: Supplied

Donation helps football-makers supplying Homeless World Cup

AS the Homeless World Cup kicks off today, the Edinburgh charity which organises the life-changing event has announced a unique partnership which will benefit struggling Pakistani workers who make millions of footballs for tournaments across the globe.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
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