Category Archives: Fundraisers

A Successful Sale & Coffee Afternoon

A very big thank you to all who took part in organising and attending the Village Hall Table Sale and Coffee Afternoon on Sunday afternoon.  It was great to see the hall so busy with many people turning up to browse the great variety of items for sale and sample the tasty bakes.

The event was a big success and raised just under £380 for the hall!  We’re sure there will be more of these events to come in the future.


Garvald Village Hall Coffee Afternoon & Table Top Sale

Following the success of the fundraising coffee afternoon a few months back, Isla has decided to host a second on Sunday 8th October, 2-4pm. 

We have decided to combine it with a table top sale.  So, if you have some unwanted items that you have been looking to sell on, why not book a table?  Tables will cost £10 with the proceeds going to the Village Hall funds.  Takings from the sale itself will be kept by the seller.


Baking donations for the coffee afternoon would be very much welcomed.  Please contact Shirley on 830270 if you would like to donate.

Tables for the sale can be booked by calling Sarah on 830334.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Marathon Runners – justgiving link

A little note below from Laura Edmonds who will be running the Edinburgh Marathon, along with her husband Tom, on Sunday 28th May.  Wishing you both the best of luck!!

Laura Edmonds is fundraising for St Columba’s Hospice Care (

Just popping this here because a few villagers have asked me to share the link.

You might know I’m running my first marathon in less that 3 weeks, and raising  money for St. Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh.  Everyone has been so unbelievably generous and it’s honestly kept me going when I’ve found getting out and running those long runs hard.  Last little push! Already had so much support from fellow villagers, means a lot, so a huge thank you, Laura xx


Harvest Food Bank

The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place in Garvald Church on Sunday 31st October at 9.30 am. We would like to collect donations for the Food Bank from anyone in the Church or Village who would like to help. There is a green plastic box sitting in the bus-shelter beside the Village Green where donations of non-perishable food or toiletries may be left at any time. The box will be emptied regularly and everything transferred to the Church from where it will be taken to the Food Bank after 31st October. We had a fantastic response last time we did this so please help with anything you can spare.

27th October – Thanks so much for all the donations so far – please keep them coming

Christian Aid Week 2021 – Focus on climate crisis

10 – 16 May 2021

This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.

Christian Aid Week

From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.

Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.

Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives.

Christian Aid envelopes will be delivered through your letterboxes over the next couple of days. Please donate whatever you can.  Due to Covid 19 it has been decided that volunteers will not be knocking on your door to collect the envelopes but you can either deliver them yourself to The Old Schoolhouse, Garvald – there will be a collection bucket at the door.

Or you can donate on-line.

Or you can complete the form below asking for your donation envelope to be collected.

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    £456 raised – and guitar lessons

    The children and young people of Garvald did us proud on Saturday night. A fantastic concert raised £456 (!!!) which will be put towards the repair of the church. Thanks to everyone that came along – all ideas for future concerts welcome!

    If you felt inspired to learn an instrument here’s your chance – one of the performers Daniel Cole is offering guitar lessons over the summer. Children and adults, £8 per half-hour lesson, beginners welcome. If interested please get in touch using the contact form. Contact Us


    Christian Aid Week 2019

    This week is Christian Aid week so envelopes will appear through your letter-boxes and our collectors will be calling round later to collect any donations.

    This video tells you a bit about the work Christian Aid does in some of the poorest countries in the world: Christian Aid video Tenneh’s Story – Christian Aid Week 2019. A short film featuring Nurse Judith and mum Tenneh in Sierra Leone.

    Please be as generous as you have in the past, so that collectively we can send some help to those so much less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you.

    Bob-a-job new date: Sun 28th Apr 2-5pm

    Bob-a-job is rescheduled to this Sunday – 2-5pm.

    Some of the primary 7s at Yester Primary School will be knocking on doors in Garvald on Sunday afternoon seeking tidying up tasks, in return for a small donation. This is part of fundraising towards the whole class residential trip away in June. They will be going to the Benmore outdoor learning centre in Argyll, where they will do lots of exciting, adventurous things away from parents and devices. Pupils are doing a variety of fundraising tasks in small groups to contribute to the overall fund. They will be under (loose) parental supervision – the idea being that the kids are doing the task themselves!  All donations very gratefully received.

    Any questions – get in touch with Jo or Kathleen via the contact form.