Coast to Coast Team
Thirty friends from Newcastle and Lanark recently participated in a 145 mile Coast to Coast cycle route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth to raise money for the Beatson Pebble Appeal and the Bobby Robson Foundation. In true Coast to Coast tradition, the group began by dipping the back wheel of their bikes in the Irish Sea at Whitehaven and only finished when their front wheel entered the North Sea at Tynemouth! The cycle was a three day endurance test in which they reached heights of over 2000 feet! The group raised over £7,000 and would like to thank everyone that was involved in the event for their brilliant support and kind donations.
Charity Recipe Book
The Think Pink Scotland ladies are well known to our supporters and have raised over £150k for breast cancer research at the University. Their latest venture, a collection of recipes, has been selling well and has raised £xxxx so far. Fantastic Recipes for a Fantastic Cause features over 100 recipes from celebrity contributors such as Gordon Ramsay, Loyd Grossman, Andy Murray and Lorraine Kelly. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister commented, "I am pleased to contribute my favourite recipe 'Cullen Skink' to the Think Pink Scotland Recipe Book. This is a fantastic project which demonstrates the commitment of everyone involved in this very worthwhile cause".
Darren and Coco support the Appeal
When Darren Heeps was diagnosed with testicular cancer in March 2010 he decided he wanted to get involved supporting the Beatson Pebble Appeal. So on a wet and windy October day Darren took on the Falkirk Wheel abseil with his cousin Jemma Simon and friend William Kane and raised over £650 for the appeal. Darren’s dog, Coco, also came along to support him! Darren commented, “My sister spotted a poster promoting the abseil at the Falkirk Wheel in aid of the Beatson Pebble Appeal and I thought this was a great opportunity to help give something back. I am aiming to take on another abseil in 2011 to continue my support.”
Borden Road Ladies
Five ladies from Jordanhill have been working hard raising funds for the Beatson Pebble Appeal. The ladies have organised a variety of events including a wine tasting evening, a book sale, a cookery masterclass with Jacqueline O’Donnell, owner of the Sisters restaurant, and a flower based quiz. They have raised almost £3000 and show no signs of stopping! Jean Brown said “The five 'Borden Road Ladies' have been friends for many years and we were prompted to raise funds for the Beatson Pebble Appeal when two of our number developed breast cancer. We have had a lot of fun fundraising and have had great support from family, friends and neighbours”.