April update

The branch is looking for a volunteer Treasurer

This is not an onerous position and generally requires no more than 2 hours input per month including reconciling transactions with the bank statement.  There are rarely more than 10 transactions per month and in addition the Branch undertake around 6 -10 can collections per year and 1 or 2 specific fundraising events.

The treasurer is responsible for acknowledging donations and providing the Branch with a written update of the accounts at their bi-monthly meetings.  Some ad-hoc work in support of the can collections is required mainly to ensure that the cans are uplifted after the event but Branch Members regularly take on this task as well.

The Branch itself comprises around 10  core members who meet on a bi-annual basis in East Edinburgh – Portobello area.

If you are interested please contact Ann Callaghan on 07792447436


 March update 

A big thank you to the Barclay family – Cath Barclay had MND and her husband Joe was a life member of the Edinburgh branch of MND Scotland.    At Joe’s funeral in February the family raised £400 for MND Scotland and we are all extremely grateful for their contribution.

This is a photo taken of Joe, aged 89, as the family want to remember him.

Dad at Brodick seafront










Another thank you to Jim and Janet Grant’s friend who, rather than receiving birthday gifts, asked people to donate to MND Scotland instead, a total of £500 was raised!  Thanks very much, very gratefully received.

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February Update

First of all many thanks to Liz Butchart and her local U3A Crafts group who kick started our fundraising year by sending us a cheque for £50! Thank you very much – we are truly grateful.

The branch met last month to plan an exciting year’s worth of activity and raising money for MND Scotland.  Our aim is to hold an event each month of the year and also to support the main fundraising team in the head office as they host a series of events in Edinburgh and Lothian during 2015.

If you are able to help us out on any of the events below please get in touch;

March 29th – We will be supporting the MND Scotland team of runners in the Kilomathon run

April 4th – Can collection in Asda at The Jewel

April 10th – Can collection in Tesco in Dalkeith

May 30th / 31st – Supporting the MND Scotland team of runners in the Edinburgh Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay races

June 21st / 22nd – Supporting the MND Scotland team of cyclists in the Edinburgh Night Ride

July 11th – Bric-a-brac sale at Dalkeith Agricultural Show (to be confirmed)

August 8th – Raffle at the North Berwick Highland Games

September 19th – Supporting MND Scotland’s team of runners in the Scottish half marathon

September 20th – MND Scotland’s own Fun Run at Holyrood Park

October – We are hoping to host a Christmas sale at a central venue (to be confirmed)

November – currently blank – please send any ideas through to us

December – relax and enjoy our Christmas lunch

If you are planning to host an event in the Edinburgh and Lothian’s area in 2015 – please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.

The best way to contact us is through

Facebook: Edinburgh & Lothian Fundraising Branch

Twitter: @money4MNDS

Alternative contact details are:

Laura Stephenson, lstephenson1402 [at] gmail [dot] com,07500 872782