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Surge in vinyl sales helps boost charity shop profits

In this world of music downloads and streaming, it seems the allure of the hard copy still endures. And one charity shop in the west end of Glasgow has proved there is life yet in the charitable giving of vinyl and CDs.

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Shoppers in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. A charity is calling for donations to support refugees in the city. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow charity Refuweegee launches Christmas gift appeal

A charity which supports refugees arriving in Scotland’s biggest city has launched a public appeal to ensure every family is offered a gift this Christmas.

Georgia Hillman from Dundee is joined by British professional figure skater, Frankie Seaman on the ice at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink, London.

Cancer survivor’s dream comes true as she skates with star

A 10-year-old cancer survivor has helped launch a charity’s new campaign in spectacular fashion by perfoming with a Dancing on Ice star.

Sir Andy Murray flanked by his brother Jamie, right, and Roger Federer. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray Live charity event doubles money raised in second year

Andy Murray Live, the tennis event set up by the British No.1, has doubled the amount of money it has raised for charity in its second year.

Carey Lander (top left) with the Glasgow indiepop group Camera Obscura. The keyboard player died in 2015. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Japanese artist pays tribute to late Glasgow musician Carey Lander

It began as a labour of love by a young Japanese artist who became infatuated with Glasgow’s thriving indie music scene.

The 2,000 donated places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Picture: Contributed

2,000 Sleep in the Park places donated by philanthropists

FOUR of Scotland’s top philanthropists have dug deep and each donated £25,000 to fund places for the nation’s young people to take up the Social Bite Sleep in the Park fundraising challenge.

Vittoria restaurant donates mass pizza delivery to Edinburgh homeless

Vittoria restaurant donates mass pizza delivery to Edinburgh homeless

An Italian restaurant chain has organised a mass pizza delivery to homeless people across Edinburgh.

Social Investment Scotland chief executive Alastair Davis. Picture: Greg Macvean

Asda community schemes fund hits £1m loans milestone

A tie-up between supermarket giant Asda and Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has now lent more than £1 million to community schemes across Scotland.


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.

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.

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
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.

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, Bruce's wife and Jack's mum, Michelle Milne, CHAS key-worker for the Edmond's. 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 children's 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?

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