WWSF newsletter – November 2023

Early festive greetings from your WWSF Board

As the nights start drawing in and we look ahead to the festive season, the WWSF Board would like to wish fellow ‘Scotters’ and our followers all the best. We hope the next few weeks are filled with joy, happiness and peace with your nearest and dearest. 

We also acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many people. Thanks to your fundraising efforts we are ready and waiting to help those who need us around East Lothian. If you see or hear of anything that we could and should be helping with, please let us know. 

RIP Stoorie Glynn 

WWSF was saddened to learn of the passing of Stuart ‘Stoorie’ Glynn, a much loved ‘Scotter’ and of course, brother of our Founder and Honorary Chairman Scott Glynn. RIP Stoorie. 

Events update and dates for your diary

Over August and September, WWSF ran a number of events – our ‘Weegie Budgie Golf Open’, our annual Walk and the WWSF charity day at Cockenzie House. We welcomed many new people to these events and we sincerely hope to see you again.  Raising money, having fun and making friends is the essence and ethos of WWSF. 

Our thanks go to all who participated in these successful and fun events. Particularly to the EH32 venue at Cockenzie House, Cockenzie Legion, Royal Musselburgh and Alex Brown at Ideal Flooring. Not to forget our walk T shirt sponsors – Quatro Consulting, East Coast Carpets, Royal Mackintosh Hotel and Seton Gardens.  

Cumulatively these events raised almost £9k for the Foundation; money that will go a long way to helping people across the County (see below). 

Please mark the following dates for your diary for 2024:

  • Sunday 7 April for the WWSF Big Boys Breakfast
  • Saturday 31 August for the WWSF annual walk
  • Friday 6 September for the WWSF ‘Weegie Budgie’ Golf day

Activity update – Keep the Heid!

We are delighted to report number of funding awards made by the Foundation over the last few weeks. 

‘Keep The Heid’ Mental Health Cafe is an informal but structured discussion group for people living with mental health problems in and around Tranent, North Berwick and Haddington. After discussions with Chair, Iain Gray, WWSF agreed to commit several thousand pounds to support this very worthy initiative. Further funding is required to maintain this vital support group over the longer term. We wish them luck and look forward to hearing more about its future plans. 

Subject to the success of pending applications, WWSF has also agreed to support ‘Listening Peers’ which is a support group run by the Bridges Project in Musselburgh. This is a peer mentoring service for young people affected by family alcohol and substance use. 

Finally, WWSF has agreed to make a donation to the First Steps Community Project to help fund a new outdoor play area. This is a vital community service for families in the Musselburgh and surrounding areas. 

We have a number of other possible awards in the pipeline, so watch this space for updates!

With funds in the bank from our recent events, 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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