Amount Raised: £10,000.
In 2005 we supported Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity that helps terminally ill patients achieve the best quality of life.
To recognise 65 years since the Club was registered, a larger than usual event lasting 24hrs was organised.
Following discussions with Members and taking into account suggestions made from a questionnaire, the Committee agreed to dedicate this year’s Charity Day to the Marie Curie Hospice “Fairmile”, who needed £5,000 for the development of a Quiet Room, “a room which could be used by patients and families alike for quiet reflection”. Marie Curie Cancer Care “provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families.”
Following months of planning and preparation the event was officially opened at 12.00pm by The City of Edinburgh Council’s Executive Member for Sport, Culture and Leisure; Councillor Ricky Henderson.
To help reach the £5,000 target an array of money raising events were put in place: We had Tenpin and Skittles Competitions – Junior Bowling 6hr Marathon (12.00pm – 6.00pm) – Adult Bowling 6hr Marathon (12.00am – 6.00am) - The Wheel of Fortune - Raffle – Prize Bingo hosted by Radio Forth’s DJ of the day Scott Wilson – Break the Bottle by Hearts Legend Gary McKay and a massive Charity Day Auction.
The Club remained open for well in excess of 36hrs Saturday through Sunday and if you were here to experience it, then you will have a story to tell or a special memory to keep…of that I am sure.
Once the dust settled and the cobwebs were blown from the heads it was clear that the event had managed to raise more than the £5,000 target.
A week or so later the Club was privileged to be able to present a cheque to Marie Curie Cancer Care for a whopping £10,000