Category Archives: Fundraisers

Sleep in the Park Fundraiser

Lorraine and Caroline would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored them to Sleep in the Park on Saturday night. They survived the temperatures of -6C and raised more than £1500. Lorraine’s nursing colleagues raised about the same again. Robin Bellamy and Conal McGregor from Garvald also participated and raised money.

The BBC reported on the fundraising event which was held last Saturday night. This mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland is being driven by the inspirational Josh Littlejohn and his company Social Bite. His story is definitely worth a read.

Garvald Christmas Fair Sunday 26th November, 3-5pm.

We’ve been spoilt with fabulous Christmas fairs in East Lothian this year and here’s our own one to join them. Come and shop local for your Christmas gifts! And to get you in the spirit we’ll be selling mulled wine, sausage rolls, tea, coffee, biscuits and mince pies!!
There will be cards, candles and jewellery, crochet jewellery, upcycled gifts, Crafty Tin Company, Beech and Birch Scandi homewares, Silver Tangle jewellery, Festive Dog Collars, Save The Children stall and a tombola.
See you there!

Sleep in the Park Fundraiser

Lorraine Hay and Caroline McGregor are taking part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park. It’s on 9th December and they will be spending the whole night sleeping out in Princes Street Gardens. The aim of the project is to eradicate homelessness in Scotland and the target is £4 million pounds. They would be very honoured if any citizens of Garvald and Morham would sponsor them, which you can do via either of the following pages:

Thank you for your support.

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.


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