Scotter’s November Newsletter

A message from the WWSF Board

WWSF Board hopes all Scotters and their families are safe and well in these increasingly challenging times. 

As winter is upon us and the festive period approaches its important to acknowledge that stress levels can rise and mental and physical health can deteriorate. Its never been more important to make that phone call or make that ‘socially distanced’ visit.  Lets embody the spirit of the Foundation at this time by making an extra special effort to look after ourselves and those around us. We hope you will embrace ‘Scottember500’ (read on) and get yourself out and about in November. 

As ever, if you hear or see things in our community that you think we can help with, please let us know.

Fundraisers update: look out for Movember!

As we mentioned last month, Scott Thomson is walking the west highland way to raise funds for us, if you want to sponsor him here is the link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ScottThomson36.

November brings a bunch of fundraising events in the shape of Movember, so don’t be surprised to see a few dodgy moustaches kicking around this month. This ’tache growing plus a bunch of physical activities are all taking place to support men’s health. Please support and encourage those around you who are participating. 

What we have been up to: Kiddeo killed the radio star

We are (still) very excited about a larger community project that we are working on. This is a significant award that we hope will go a long way to helping young people in our community. With that little teaser, we promise to reveal details of a significant grant in the coming weeks. 

One of our charity friends approached us for help sourcing a TV for a local family in need. Within a few hours of asking, we’d received several offers (to the amazement and admiration of the charity in question). In the end we picked up several TVs and these are being put to good work across the community.  Thank you very much to those who stepped up to help. Believe us when we tell you that you are local heros. 

Meantime, we have received several applications for funding through our new website. These are worthy applications and are under active consideration by the Board. We’ll share news on these when we are able to. 

Oor Karen Kidd has been the star of the radio waves this month appearing on both East Coast FM and Radio Saltire to promote the charity and our Scottember500 initiative. Rumour has it she talked so long that they missed the news bulletin! 

Proclaiming: ‘Scottember500’

To kick-start our training for our very special Infinity Walk in 2021, we’d love our Scotter family to walk (collectively) 500 miles over the month of November. This isn’t to raise funds; instead it’s purely for us all collectively to raise awareness of the importance of getting out into the fresh air, getting back to nature and keeping both physically & mentally healthy.  Please keep a note of your miles and at the end of the month let us know how far you have walked. And of course, please share your photos and achievements on social media! https://walkwithscottfoundation.co.uk/news/walk-500-miles-in-november/

Events update: WWSF Infinity Walk, its a biggie!

Last month we announced that our postponed Infinity Walk (WWS8) will now take place over the first weekend of May 2021. We said at that time that it will be a big one and we meant it! Not only do we expect this to be the best attended walk ever, but in true WWSF spirit we intend to make up for our lost walk in 2020 and walk 58 miles over two days! Don’t worry, we plan to split the walk into stages making it easy for people to do as much or as little as possible. We’ll also make sure that as much of the walk as possible is accessible for those with disabilities. 

Our new website: share and subscribe!

Our new website www.walkwithscottfoundation.co.uk has been up and running for a couple of months now and is getting very good traction. The website has links to recent news and events, has details of how to get involved by organising your own event, how you can donate and support us, how you can apply for grant funding, and much much more! 

If you have not already done so, please check it out and please share, share, share! If you have not done so, subscribe to receive regular updates from us. 

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