This page provides us with the opportunity to highlight all of the fantastic fundraising events that our amazing supporters have planned, what they have already achieved and most importantly, our chance to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone involved.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Bonnach Challenge - We are delighted to be nominated as one of the recipient charities that will benefit from this event on 31st August 2019. Get your walking boots on and give it a go!
Classic Car Rally - Fortrose and Rosemarkie Classic Car Group are holding a classic car rally in Fortrose on 31st August. They have donated a fantastic £200 in advance of the event. Please go along and enjoy the day.
Bucket Collection - Ross County Football Club have kindly given us permission to bring our collection buckets along to the ground for their home game on 5th October 2019. Why don't you come along and support the Staggies and pop your loose change into our buckets.
Completed Fundraising Events
Race Night - The Bank of Scotland held a race night and donated over £6000 to our fundraising effort. A huge thank you to all involved.
Aigas Golf Club - Held a Ladies Day on Tuesday, 2nd July and raised a magnificent £470. Thanks all involved and hope that it went with a swing!
Highland Cross - THis annual event took place on 22nd June and we are delighted to have been identified as one of the major recipients from funds raised this year. Our Board members and Pool Staff were delighted to volunteer on the day to help support this amazing event and we will post the donation as soon as it is known. In the meantime here are a couple of pictures from the post-run catering! Well done to all who took part and a huge THANK YOU to the organisers.
The calm before the storm Full house of hungry participants Safe in their hands!!
Raffle - At their recent concert at the National Hotel, Dingwall on Saturday, 25th May, “Voiceworks” held a raffle which generated £100. They have kindly donated this money to the Puffin Pool. We are extremely grateful to them for their support.
Guess Dolly's birthday - Dolly has now been found a new home. Congratulations to Jennifer Brown who correctly guessed the 14th June as Dolly's birthday.
Cup Cake Month - We are delighted that Harry Gow's Bakery identified us as the recipients of this year's cup-cake month. The proceeds for May sales for the cup-cakes has meant a whopping £4000 donation from Harry Gow. Hope you enjoyed lots of these cup-cakes with the knowledge that you were supporting a great cause.
Wade Walk - We were delighted to be named as one of the benificiaries of this Dingwall Rotary Club annual event for a second year. Lots of us took part on the day, which thankfully stayed dry, and the cup of tea, sandwiches and home baking waiting at the finish was greatly appreciated. We will update this notice once our donation is known. Here are 2 of our Board members and a few friends on the 15 mile walk enjoying the scenery.
Concert - Was held in Cromarty which has resulted in a donation of £500. Thank you.
Soup and Sandwich Lunch - Took place in Kilmorack Hall on Saturday 11th of May and raised a fantastic £1547.66.
Hen Walk - We were delighted to have been identified as a recipient of funds raised from this third year of Johnny's Hen Walk which took place Saturday 20th April. An amazing £3,355.67 was raised. Our Board Chairwoman, Helen Charley, met the family to collect the cheque and said "What a privilege to meet such a lovely family. On Johnny Hen’s stone it simply says “No Problem” He was a man who was always doing so much for others, and his family still is. Thank you so much from all who use the Puffin Pool"
Open Garden - Helen opened her spring garden to allcomers at The Old Mill, Rosemarkie on 13th and 14th April, raising a staggering sum of over £1000. Helen wants to thank to all who attended in the sunshine and especially the Cromarty band "Clinging to the Wreckage".
Soup Lunch - Many thanks to all those who contributed to the £163 raised at the Free Church Hall, Muir of Ord.
Puffin Walk – The Puffin Pool Staff walked, cycled and ran from Tain to Dingwall (22.8 miles) on 3rd March 2019. Thanks to everyone who has supported this fantastic effort through sponsorship and donation and helped this event raise and amazing £2,195.
Race Night - Oscar's Bar, Dingwall kindly hosted a Race Night on the 2nd March to help in our fundraising campaign. They raised over £1000! What an amazing donation.
Swim - Fiona McLean, who works at the Spa Pharmacy, Strathpeffer, swam 22 miles during February 2019. This is the equivalent of the English Channel! Fiona undertook this mammoth effort in the Dingwall Leisure Pool and so far has raised over £500 and counting.
Tap Dance Classes - Carol Ann Fleming held tap dancing classes over the past few months and raised a "show-stopping" £320 towards our target.
Quiz night - Nina Campbell held a fun quiz night in Strathpeffer Community Hall on 15th February and raised an amazing £1,120. Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winning team!