Michelle Obama to attend charity dinner in Edinburgh

Former US first lady Michelle Obama is due to attend a fundraising dinner in Edinburgh later today.

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Siobhan Cunning and Chris Sayles, both 37, walked to all 42 Scottish football stadiums, raising a whopping �15,000 for charity along the way. Picture: SWNS

Friends walk to all Scottish football stadiums in 15 days and raise thousands for charity

Two friends have completed a gruelling 856 miles trek around every football ground in Scotland -- in just 15 days

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Fundraiser football match to be held for Alesha MacPhail

A fundraising football match will be held in Airdrie next month in memory of murdered child Alesha MacPhail.

The former first lady is following in the footsteps of her husband, who also hosted a dinner with the foundation at the EICC last year. Picture: PA

Two pupils chosen to attend dinner with Michelle Obama in Edinburgh

Two school children have won a competition to attend a dinner with Michelle Obama in Edinburgh.

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All of the money raised will go to Mrs Brown's charity Theirworld. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Celebrities join Sarah Brown on Scottish charity hike

Charity campaigner Sarah Brown will be joined by celebrities on a 117-mile hike to raise money for girls’ education.


New £3.2m fund to help Malawi deal with climate change

A new £3.2 million scheme will help communities in Malawi tackle the impact of climate change.

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Dr Gary Clapton is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and a supporter of Birthlink.

Dr Gary Clapton: ‘Tiny pieces here, tiny pieces there’ – the memories of a child in care

Jim was 56 when he saw his mother for the first time. Given into care as a baby, he was in children’s homes until he was 16, and, as was written about him, ­‘discharged’ from care to a ­subsequently failed housing ­tenancy because he had no life skills or ­maturity to maintain himself.

Josh Littlejohn launches the latest Sleep in the Park event. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sleep in the Park expands horizons with more events – and £6m target

Scottish rock stars Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will perform in four cities in the one night as part of a major crusade against the blight of homelessness in Scotland.


Stars sign up to multi-city ‘Sleep in the Park’

Scottish rock stars Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will perform in four cities in the one night as part of a major crusade to curb homelessness in Scotland.

The campaign will boost scholarships for St Andrews students  like these on the traditional Pier Walk

St Andrews University reaches £100m fundraising target

A major fundraising campaign launched by Scotland’s oldest university to mark its 600th anniversary has reached its £100 million total.

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Doddie Weir charity donates six-figure sum to MND patients

A charity founded by former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has donated £100,000 to support people with motor neurone disease (MND).


Gordon Bulloch to scale equivalent of Everest to support Doddie Weir

Former Scotland captain Gordon Bulloch will today set off to scale his own Mount Everest in the latest show of support for Doddie Weir’s campaign to find a cure for motor neurone disease (MND).

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Stephen Gallacher, Doddle Weir and Gavin Hastings at Leuchie House in North Berwick. My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and Leuchie House are the official charity partners of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. Picture: Kenny Smith

Stephen Gallacher joins with Gavin Hastings to support Doddie Weir

Stephen Gallacher talked about a big run of events on the horizon and called for slow-play penalties every week. He also licked his lips at the prospect of Shinnecock Hills being a “brute” of a test in this week’s US Open. But there was no disguising what he enjoyed speaking about most during his visit to Leuchie House, near North Berwick.

Donations from Scots have surged above 1 billion pounds

Scots donations break through £1 billion mark

Scotland is punching above its weight in terms of charity donations, a report has revealed.


In pictures: Edinburgh’s MoonWalk 2018

Thousands of fundraisers “Walked the Walk of Fame” as Hollywood came to Holyrood for the the 13th MoonWalk Scotland this weekend.

Doddie Weir announced his diagnosis with motor neurone disease last year. Picture: Neil Hanna

Doddie Weir’s charity backs motor neurone disease research with £400,000

A charity founded by former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has made its first investment into motor neurone disease (MND) research.

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Helen Chambers: Inspiring stories as mentors work in tandem with troubled kids

‘I’ve noticed a huge difference in Rob recently. He is like a different boy; his body language has changed and he sits up straighter and stands tall,” says Christine, Rob’s intandem mentor.

The Scottish SPCA are appealing for cat food donations

Scottish SPCA in urgent appeal for cat food for Edinburgh rehoming centre

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers in Edinburgh to help feed hungry cats and kittens who have been rescued or born in the charity’s care.

The National Autistic Society Fiona McGreavy, Area Volunteering and Development Manager.    Photograph by Martin Shields  Tel 07572 457000 � Martin Shields

Fiona McGrevey:

It’s Volunteers’ Week, which means it’s time to recognise and celebrate the contribution and diversity of the 1.2 million people in Scotland who give up their time freely to help people in their communities.

Taking a break from lives often filled with responsibility or chaos , can help young carers develop new skills and confidence, and make new friends

Martin Davidson: Who cares for the carers? Bring them together and lives can be transformed

Imagine being 10 years old and having responsibility for a disabled parent; or being 14 and taking care of several siblings. If you can picture the impact such ­circumstances could have on a young person’s education, social life and opportunities, you can imagine how hard and isolating their lives could be.

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