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East of Scotland Branch of Ataxia UK

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Fund Raising

We raise funds for many purposes, including the following:

We regularly send funds to Ataxia UK Head Office for the research effort, usually £1,000 or £2,000 annually. For example in 2004, we sent 2,000 to Head Office and also hosted a Research Conference in Edinburgh (July 2004) which was attended by over 70 people. Our contributions to the conference costs of approx. £2,600 were the result of many years' fundraising and donations from the Bank of Scotland (now HBOS) plus many other generous donors; corporate and individual.

Branch members are invited to make a donation, £5 per family suggested, to cover the costs of mailing reports and holding Branch meetings. If you'd like to make a donation, please print off the form and post it to us. All our committee members are voluntary and no one receives any payment for their services.

If you cannot access the form, you need to download Adobe® Reader®, free software which enables you to read many documents on the web.

Current Fund Raising

Louise Hunter of the West of Scotland Branch has written a book: Hey! I'm Alive! about how to survive being in a wheelchair. It's only £4 a copy and raises funds for Ataxia and the Make a Wish Foundation. Contact Louise at 37 Samson Avenue, Kilmarnock, KA1 3EB if you would like to buy a copy - or two!

Anne-Marie Thomson has been making some wonderful knitted toys and Christmas gift tags. See the current fund raising page for some pictures, you canmail to: to place an order.

The Blackhall Framing Gallery in Edinburgh donated £1 to Ataxia UK for every picture framed in 2005 - telephone 0131 343 6264.

Pete Case donated his earnings from playing the pipes at weddings etc in the Edinburgh area last year to Ataxia UK - a wonderful total of £580, matched with another £500 from HBOS, making £1,080 in total. He is still donating all his earnings from playing the pipes to Ataxia - you can contact him on 0131 467 3208.

We have Ataxia UK sweatshirts for sale at £10 each plus postage and packing (a picture will be provided later) - contact for details.

In the future, we'll be developing more web pages on Past Fund Raising Events, such as the Great Scottish Walk, an annual event in Edinburgh.

enjoying doughnuts after the Great Scottish Walk 2004

This page was last updated on March 29, 2010

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