WWSF newsletter – October 2022

Autumnal best wishes from the Board! 

We hope all our followers and our Scotters are well and enjoying some beautiful Autumnal walks as we prepare for the colder weather and the festive season to come.  Where has the year gone?!

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.

Scotters Ball that’s not a Ball – 12 November 

After consulting with our Scotter family and reflecting the pressure that everyone is feeling at the moment we have decided to ‘downgrade’ our annual Ball to a less formal, less expensive, but no less fun Band night. Tickets are £15 including a light supper. We’re expecting a good crowd on the night and we’re very much looking forward to seeing you all there. We are happy to welcome latecomers, but please let us know if you would like to come ASAP!

Big thanks in advance to David Cribbes for agreeing to be our photographer on the night and to all those who have donated a raffle or auction prize for the night. Special mention to the good folks at Pickering’s Gin for their continued support. 

Fundraising update – thank you Fish

A quieter couple of months on the fundraising side, but a special thanks to our much valued supporter Mark ‘Fish’ Fisher who has made a donation to the Foundation ahead of our 12 November event.  In typical ‘Fish’ style, he has donated the cost of a couple of tables to the cause, even though he is unable to make it along. 

Please keep WWSF in mind if you are planning any fundraising events. Our commitment to you is that every penny you raise will be used to support great causes for great people across East Lothian.  

Awards update – WWSF stepping up to the plate again!

It may have been a quiet couple of months on the fundraising side, but not on the award side.  We are delighted and very proud to announce a few very significant awards over the last few weeks.

WWSF recognises the amazing work our local food banks and community kitchens are doing day after day. Following our £6,000 award to a number of community kitchens earlier this year, we have awarded East Lothian Foodbank £5,000 to allow it to continue to do great work supporting vulnerable people across the county. 

In recognition of it receiving the prestigious queens award for voluntary service, WWSF has awarded Home Start £3,000.  This is a hugely important organisation providing vital support to families across East Lothian and WWSF is delighted to support it again this year.

Dad’s work is another local charity that we love to support.  WWSF has awarded £1,500 to support the development of a ‘Livingroom’ project where Dads and male carers can come to enjoy hot drinks and food in a warm environment over the winter. 

Finally, after a break in which left equipment badly damaged and stolen, WWSF has awarded £1,000 to Ross High Hockey to ensure the team can continue to function and carry out the great community work they do. 

With a potentially challenging Winter ahead, 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/

Save the date – Walk 10!

Walk 10 will take place on Saturday 29 April 2023.  This will be a very special year and a very special walk, so please put it in your diary!

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