WWSF newsletter – Summer 2024

Happy Summer from the WWSF Board

It may not have felt like it over the last few weeks but Summer is upon us and that can only mean one thing! Yes, our annual events calendar is ramping up with our EH32 live at Cockenzie House family day, Golf day and our famous Annual Walk all on the horizon – details on these below. 

Thanks to your fundraising efforts we continue to help and support those who need us around East Lothian; we have made several awards over the last few months (details below) and expect to be making several more in the months to come. If you see or hear of anything that we could and should be helping with, please let us know. 

Events update and dates for your diary

We are looking forward to the following events, which are now well established in the WWSF calendar.  Not only are these fun and friendly events, they are also the source of much of our funding, so need your support. 

We are delighted to announce that our annual walk will be raising funds for The Haven. This is currently based on Tranent and run by the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital focusing on supporting families living in the area struggling with mental health related issues. The aim is to expand these ‘Haven’ services to other parts of East Lothian. WWSF believes this is an exciting prospect and one that we are happy to support.  Watch our ‘socials’ for more details on this.

Please mark the following dates for your diary for 2024:

  • Saturday 17 August for the WWSF EH32 live at Cockenzie House family day
  • Saturday 31 August for the WWSF annual walk – Walk 12
  • Friday 6 September for the WWSF ‘Weegie Budgie’ Golf day 

Please click on the link below to register for the walk and learn more about the golf day. 

Awards update – WWSF continues to step up to help

We are delighted to report number of funding awards made by the Foundation over the last few weeks coming hot on the heels of our awards to ‘Keep The Heid’ Mental Health Cafe; the Bridges Project’s Listening Peers’; Home Start; Recharge & The Pennypit Trust (and related community kitchens).

WWSF has awarded £5,000 to Beyond Boundaries East Lothian to help fund the purchase of two minibuses. These will be used to allow BBEL to continue to provide adventurous outdoor activities to adults and children with disabilities and / or mental health challenges.

WWSF has also awarded Dad’s Work/Men’s Shed £4,000 to assist in the relocation of the East Lothian shed, currently based on Musselburgh to larger premises in Prestonpans. This will hugely increase the number of users and the productivity of the shed as well as providing a social space for safe conversations and learning. 

Finally, WWSF continues to support the great work done by The Pennypitt Trust, this time to support the Summer Lunch Clubs that are essential to families in need in East Lothian.  

WWSF remains 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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