Our awareness stand at Asda in Tain
Our awareness stand at Tesco Dingwall
Michelle Mackay Community Champion at Tesco in Dingwall plus Nicola, Fraser & Gaye helping me to receive our 2nd place Community Grant
Wendy & Rodney at Foulis Castle Evanton’s Daffodil day
Community Champion June Ross of Morrison’s Alness
Margi Campbell’s 2 year 100lb weight loss challenge & lifestyle change Raised £2500!
Jodie Mullery & Maru Fraser’s ‘let’s cut Muru’s hair’ raised almost £1000!
The talented Helen Bowie has made this slate heart for us to be raffled & drawn before Christmas. She will add the family name to the bottom.
Tickets are £1 each & are available at Jalidor, Cromarty Post Office where you can view it & by request via messenger.
Estelle with Rainbow in Cromarty Post Office. Guessing Rainbows birthday raised £88!
Katie’s 30 Munro Challenge
In memory of her brother Calum, Katie has climbed 30 Munros, originally she wanted to finish this year, but managed to complete the 30th actually on Calum’s birthday. What a great achievement. Five charities are named to benefit from her efforts, and the Just Giving page will remain open until February 2022.
June’s Mental Health Awareness Month
June Ross is Morrisons Alness Customer Champion, she is non stop making a difference & raising funds for many charities. This year’s Mental Health Awareness Month was James Support Group’s turn. Wendy has been busy making all sorts of things, which June & the ladies sold throughout October raising an unbelievable £690.93! Still can’t quite believe it.
10 miles for Frazer
10 weeks ago Hollie Morris came up with the idea of doing a charity walk in memory of our Frazer for his birthday. Hollie Morris and Gillian Mackenzie have done so very well in setting up the JustGiving Page and distributing money tubs to Scotsburn Garden Centre, The St Duthus Hotel and Platform 1864 in Tain. Thank you so much girls!Last Saturday (16th October) 42 walkers set off from Tain to Portmahomack covering 10 miles. It was a great day with Frazer’s friends and family and we are so grateful to each and everyone who attended and donated soup, sandwiches and cake. The total amount raised on the JustGiving page was £10,040.00 which is amazing!! This is going to JAMES SUPPORT GROUP.
“Patrick Mullery and the group have been a constant support to us and attending the meetings etc has helped us a lot. We are unable to individually thank everyone as several donations were anonymous but we want you all to know we are quite overwhelmed by the amount, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts . The charity money tubs raised £324.32 and this is going to Mikeysline in Inverness. The more we talk, the more we reduce the stigma. There is help available and alternatives to ending life. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem We so appreciate everyone’s help, kindness and support over these past few months. FRAZEREileen, Alan, Lewis and RhiannonXxxx”.
Many thanks to the wonderful Sophie who ran this years River Ness 5k in Inverness along with her mum, brother and uncle dedicating a fundraiser to James Support Group and raised £365! This isn’t the first time she has raised money for charity, having had her hair cut for a cancer charity last year! Sophie was a guitar student of Wendy for some years, and very much linked to Cromarty through her family. Well done Sophie xx
Seonag’s Cake Boxes
We have received a super donation from the fabulous Seonag Anderson, hers and her fellow bakers efforts have put a smile on many faces this year with tasty treats in a box, and we are extremely grateful for being blessed with this much needed donation. As a charity, we rely on such kindness to expand our support services across The Highlands, thank you.
Lisa’s Face Masks
We have received a donation from Lisa Sharon Mackay from Church Street Cafe from the sale of face masks of £181.75. To say we are gobsmacked is an understatement. Thank you Lisa and Lorna & all staff at The Church Street Cafe.
Running a Marathon!
Wendy and I would like to share a huge thank you to Ian, Hamish and Stuart for raising an incredible £1460 for James Support Group by running a marathon! The boys trained hard in the lead up the marathon so we thank them for their time, effort and of course their friends and family who supported them in their fundraising. Thank you!
A massive thank you to Campbell for your books, cd & dvd sale in Cromarty. We raised a huge £256.57 for James Support Group. It was a lovely day to hold a sale, and there were many generous people about. Wendy and I thank you all.
Wendy and I would like to thank Neens for arranging a fund-raising raffle to benefit our group. She managed to have some fabulous prizes which lead to lots of tickets being sold. We would also like to thank everyone who bought tickets & congratulate the prize-winners. Thank you all, you raised over £700 for our cause, every penny is really appreciated xxxx
Bushy Beard Competition
Bob the Barbarian won the Bushy Beard Competition handsomely (perhaps that’s not the correct word). For those of you who missed the competition and want to watch it you can download the file (which expires on 2nd January). We’ve raised over £1400 for James Support Group and I would like to thank the team very much for putting it all together within all the restrictions. We had originally planned to have it at the Slaughterhouse (more thanks) but it became a great fun Zoom event. “Just to note that I (Nige) won the “Overall Masculine Image”!!! Tremendous thanks to all those who participated and those who donated and are still donating! It was great fun. Nige (with the hat!)”
Clinging to the Wreckage does Country
Wendy and I would like to thank Paula Bremner for the donation of funds raised from an evening at Cromarty Victoria Hall with the fabulous band ‘Clinging to the Wreckage’. It was a while ago now & a great night, and raised over £1500 all to benefit a very good cause. Thank you x From left to right: Laura, Leah, Barbara, Jeremy, Wendy, Patrick, Matt & Scott
Registered Charity number SC050519