Category Archives: Fundraisers

Pop-Up Concert Raises over £1200!

Enormous thanks to everyone who supported the pop-up concert last Friday night. Together we raised an amazing £1202, which will be distributed to East Lothian Aid for Refugees and East Lothian Welcomes Refugees. People were very generous with their donations of wine and baking – so many people came along that the church was packed full! Thanks to Jane Burns who told us a little about the work of ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.

And to set the record straight – it was all Hazel’s idea in the first place, so well done to her!

The young musicians Danill, Martin, Hugo, Tai, Finlay, Gorka and Tianyou were brilliant, inspiring and enthralling. Many thanks to them for their fantastic performances. We wish them well in their musical careers and look forward to following their successes in the future.

Yester Primary Summer Fair

We’ve got loads of things to keep everyone happy at this year’s Summer Fair!
Pop down to grab a bargain at the plant stall, tombolas and kids toys, clothes and books, then enjoy a tasty burger and treat yourself to a cake or ice-cream, before getting rid of all that sugary energy at the bouncy castle and outside games.

How can you help?

  • Offer just half an hour of your time to help sell things on a stall
  • Anytime Friday or Saturday morning, drop off potted plants, baking and bikes (to be sold on your behalf with a percentage going to the school)
  • COME ALONG!!! Bring your family and friends on the day – everyone is welcome! It’s a great school and community atmosphere, and loads of fun for kids and adults.

Pop-Up Concert Friday 2nd

A reminder that Finlay Hay and friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School will be performing at Garvald Church on Friday, 7pm.

Contributions of bottles of red or white wine for after-concert refreshments would be most welcome! Please drop off at Lorraine’s (The Beehive), or to Anne at Honeysuckle Cottage.

Tickets are £5 on the door, or from Caroline McGregor. All proceeds will go to two charities doing wonderful work to support refugees in East Lothian: ‘East Lothian Aid for Refugees’, and ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.

 

Pop-up Concert Friday 2nd June

Join us for a summer night of wonderful music in the beautiful and historic setting of Garvald Church. Students from the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, including Garvald’s very own Finlay Hay, will perform a variety of pieces.

Tickets will be priced at £5 on the door, or are available to purchase ahead of time from Caroline McGregor. All proceeds will go to two charities doing wonderful work to support refugees in East Lothian: ‘East Lothian Aid for Refugees’, and ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.

Refreshments will be served afterwards, including a tasty variety of home baking.
We hope to see you there!

Charity Fundraiser Concert 2nd June

Our very own Finlay Hay from Garvald is bringing home 6 friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School and they are all going to play for us at a pop-up concert on 2nd June at the Church. Please put the date in your diary, come along to hear some fabulous music and help us raise some money for refugees.

Thanks,
Caroline

PS If anyone would like to do some baking for the post-concert gathering, please let me know!!

Jumble Sale

The Return of the Great Garvald Jumble Sale!!

To be held on Sunday 23rd April

Save the date and save your jumble… either deliver it to Caroline McGregor at The Old Schoolhouse anytime, if you want rid of it, or bring it round to the Village Hall on Saturday 22nd April.

Details to follow…

Local garden open as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Garvald Grange garden is open as part of the national open gardens scheme. The owners have transformed this garden over the last 24 years from a bare landscape into a haven for wildlife. Beehives feature in the orchard and vegetables, shrubs, roses and herbaceous plants grow in the small walled garden beside the house, under a huge walnut tree. There are two ponds with a resident population of mallard and several new woods plus mature oak coppice and other hardwoods.  For more information, see the Scotland’s Gardens website.

 

 

Happy New Year

A big thank you to everyone involved in the Garvald Hogmanay Hoolie, including the organisers, the band and those who came along and danced the night away. Thanks also for your roll-the-£1-coin donations which raised over £60 for the refugee crisis and thanks for the fireworks at The Garvald Inn. All helping our community to bring in the New Year. Best wishes to all for a wonderful 2016!

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Photograph courtesy of Graham Barnes, 2016.