WWSF newsletter – March 2023

Looking forward to a special year

The nights are fair drawing out! As Spring approaches WWSF is looking forward to a very special year as we mark our 10th birthday. As you know Scott Glynn MBE decided to mark his 50th birthday by embarking on a marathon walk around East Lothian to raise money for charity; the rest is history. As we mark our 10 years and what would have been Scott’s 60th birthday we reflect with sadness that he’s no longer with us, but also with great pride that we continue to carry his name and his ethos in the work that the Foundation does. Thank you to everyone for allowing that to happen.

We’re always on the look out for deserving causes across East Lothian that may benefit from our support. With the cost of living crisis, we all need to be alert to what is happening around us and to look after each other as best we can. We need you Scotters to be our eyes and ears, so if you hear or see things in our community that you think we can help with, please let us know.

Tom Shearer joins the board of WWSF

WWSF held its AGM on Monday 27 February and we are delighted to report that Colin McGinn will continue as vice-Chair of the Foundation and that Karen Kidd, Alan Bell and Blair Stewart have agreed to continue as Board members. Tom Shearer MBE, who has served as an ambassador has agreed to join the Board. WWSF is naturally delighted to have someone of Tom’s calibre and experience join us. 

We hope to make further announcements in the coming months as we seek to further expand our Board; watch this space for news!

Events update – full suite of WWSF events confirmed for 2023 – mark your diaries!

The Big Boys Brunch will take place on Sunday 2 April at Cockenzie Legion.  This will be a very special event and we are very much looking forward to ‘An afternoon with Tam Cowan, hosted by Raymond Mearns’. Tables of 10 are available for £250 and these are selling fast!

The WWSF golf day ‘Weegie Budgie Open’ will take place on Friday 1 September at the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club.

Our annual WWSF Walk has been moved from the traditional May date to Saturday 9 September. The walk will start and finish at Cockenzie Legion and will be designed this year to make it suitable for everyone to be able to participate. 

On Saturday 12 August we plan to host a WWSF afternoon of live music and fun in the gardens at Cockenzie House. 

Our end of year Scotter dance is pencilled in for November time. 

Awards update – applications welcome

WWSF continues to work behind the scenes helping those in our community.  Amongst the awards we have made over the winter was to help fund a warm space with our friends from Dad’s Work. We are pleased to learn that this has been extremely well received and well used over the winter. 

Topping up the donations made to mark Scott’s 60h birthday, WWSF was delighted to make an award to STAND East Lothian. STAND is a charity set up by parents with children who suffer from autism and other neuro-diverse conditions.

WWSF is well positioned to help those in need across our community who may be in need of assistance. WWSF welcomes applications for funding.  Please see our website for details of how to apply. https://walkwithscottfoundation.co.uk/apply/

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