Focus on Fundraisers
The Mighty Deer Stalker Challenge, Innerleithen 16th March 2013
Five members of staff from Jedburgh Medical Practice accepted 'The Mighty Deerstalker Challenge' on Saturday 16th March 2013. The event was advertised as a 5k adventurous run over the rugged hills and valleys of the Scottish Borders. However in snowy and muddy conditions the course turned out to be more like 5 miles of a turbocharged roller coaster run including many natural and man made obstacles. They all survived 'The Rack', 'The Scree', 'The Tunnel' and numerous crossings of the river and returned home very wet, muddy and exhausted. Some are even considering doing it all again next year!
Pictured are Alison Mabon (Practice Nurse), Sheila Stenhouse (District Nurse), Kerry Woolfendon (Phlebotomist), Dr Ruth Dorward and Dr Morag Robertson along with friends and family who also completed the course.
Kerry raised over £500 in sponsorship for the Margaret Kerr Unit at the BGH
The Co-op Raises £5,500 for Margaret Kerr
The Co-operative food stores of the Borders District have been fundraising for The Margaret Kerr Unit and presented Clare Oliver, Fundraising Manager with a cheque for £5,500. We would like to thank every at the Co-op for suppoting our appeal.
Minto Golf Club Donation to Margaret Kerr
Thank you to everyone at Mnto Golf Club who raised £205.50 for the Margaret Kerr Unit.
Kelso High School Pupils Raise Funds For Margaret Kerr
Thank you to Lottie, Craig, William, David and Daniel from Kelso High School S4 ASDAN who raised £51 for The Margaret Kerr Unit from their sponsored bike run.
Mr Jimmy Wilson, Chair of Maxton 21 presented NHS Borders fundraising team with a cheque for £600 to benefit The Margaret Kerr Unit. Maxton 21 is a community group which holds parish events throughout the year. Now in it's 11th year we were pleased members have chosen us as this year's charity.
St Boswells Brownies Raise £627
Well done to St Boswells Brownies who raised the fantastic amount of £627 from a sponsored swim. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part and to those who sponsored the girls.
Fundraising Reaches £900,000
A donation of £26,500 by the Order of St John's has taken us over the £900,000 mark! For more information please follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-20244217
Ian, Joanna, Jane & Wayne Complete the Great North Run for Margaret Kerr!
Thank you to Ian & Joanna Stewart, Jane Woodcock and Wayne Lawrence who raised over £2,000 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal by running the Great North Run!!
Andy Bennett Jumps for SCBU
Andy Bennett pictured here with his son Kris donated £1362 to SCBU, gratefully received by Shirley Syme. Andy raised this fantastic amount by jumping out of a plane!!!!
The Great Edinburgh 10k Run
Well done to everyone who completed the Great Edinburgh Run in aid of The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal. It was fantastic to see so many orange t-shirts!
S W R I Coffee Morning
The ladies of the Coldstream Branch of the SWRI held a most successful coffee morning on Saturday 22nd September. The excellent sum of £553.21 was raised for the Margaret Kerr Unit at the BGH. This was made up of the profit from the Coffee morning of £313.80 and also the proceeds from the Link Word Quiz which was organised by Mrs Ella Purves and which made the sum of £239.41. To show how well travelled these quizzes are the winner was a lady in Glenrothes! A big thank you to Ella for all her hard work and to everyone who donated raffle prizes and home baking, helped behind the scenes or attended the Coffee Morning. We couldn’t do it without you!
Rudi, Bailey & Niamh Car Wash for Margaret Kerr
Thank you to Rudi & Bailey Brown & Niamh Ridley who raised £100 with a sponsored car wash.
Mary, Gillian & Andrew Climb Ben Nevis for Margaret Kerr
On a rainy Sunday in September Mary Begg & Gillian & Andrew Sutherland climbed Ben Nevis for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal. Despite the poor weather they were able to complete the climb in just under 6 hours and raised over £300!
Gala Ladies Lunch for Margaret Kerr
Well done to Gala rugby Ladies who raised over £350 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal, at their first ladies lunch of the season on 8th September 2012. Thank you to everyone involved.
'Dudes Climb The Ben' for Margaret Kerr!
On Saturday 4th August a group of 10 gents from Hawick set off to conquer Britain's tallest peak, Ben Nevis. The walk was organised by Wully Potts (seen here in this amazing photograph).
Wully started fundraising for us after his daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and has already raised over £6000 for various cancer charities after completing a sponsored walk last year.
Thank you 'dudes' for making such a fabulous difference.
Lauderdale Community Choir Raise £1125 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal
Lauderdale Community Choir raised the brilliant sum of £1125 at their recent concert in aid of The Margaret Kerr Unit.
Ward 11 Staff Raise £975 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal
Ward 11 staff at Borders General Hospital have donated £975 to The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal raised from their recent sponsored walk. Thank you to all those who supported this fundraiser, including S&S Snacks and The Station Bar who provided food and drinks for this event.
Borders Voluntary Community Care Forum Raise £427.84 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal
After a successful 70's Night Borders Voluntary Community Care Forum staff were able to present Clare Oliver, Fundraising Manager with a cheque for £427.84 in aid of The Margaret Kerr Unit for Appeal.
Charity Golf Day Raises £1322 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal
Well done to Albert Thompson who organised a Palliative care Charity Golf Competition on Friday 4th May 2012, raising the fantatic sum of £1322 for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal. Thank you to all that took part.
Borders Vintage Automobile Association Donate £2,303 to The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal
The sun was shining on 20th May 2012 when members of the Borders Vintage Automobile Association handed over a cheque for £2,303 to benefit the Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal. Visitors to the event also donated a further £342.24 into our collecting buckets.
Friends of BGH Handover £35,000 to The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal
At their Annual General Meeting on 8th May 2012, Chairman of The Friends of BGH, Jennifer Croall handed over a cheque for £35,000 to Clare Oliver, Fundraising Manager for The Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal. The pledge from the Friends totals £70,000, with the balance due to be handed over at the end of the year, after a number of additional fundraising events have taken place, including the Great North Run.
Kris Bennett and Family Donate £1,000 to The Special Care Baby Unit
Kris Bennett, pictured with his mum and dad, handed a cheque to Jane Kennedy, Senior Charge Nurse, SCBU. Kris's dad Andy fundraised to give something back to the unit after they cared for Kris when he was born and was very poorly.
Employees At Plexus Kelso Raise Over £6000 For Children's Ward
Employees of Plexus in Kelso have raised an incredible £6405 for the Children’s Ward at the Borders General Hospital. Following a successful years fundraising which included raffles at a summer barbeque and at the Christmas party, Fundraising Manager Clare Oliver gratefully accepted a cheque from Willie MacKinnon, Vice-President Customer Management, EMEA. Commenting on the donation Willie said; “Each year employees are asked to nominate a charity and we were delighted when the children’s ward was selected as the beneficiary of our fundraising efforts for 2011. Plexus matched pound for pound every penny that was raised by employees and we are delighted to be handing over such a significant sum of money”.
Libby and Heather Run 5K!
Congratulations to Libby Kennedy and her daughter Heather who ran the Edinburgh 5k on 4th December 2011 to support the Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal and raised the fantastic sum of £481.50!
Well Done R P Adam Fundraisers!
Well done to R P Adam's fundraisers who have raised the fantastic sum of £2175.70 for The Margaret Kerr Unit by a group of walkers walking from Cauldshiels Loch to Selkirk and a team cycling 26 miles around the borders, which was particularly challenging due to the windy condition. Thankfully everyone made it back safely, arriving at Selkirk Football Club where a fun day was held for friends and family.