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  • I was invited to Livingston Rotary Club dinner at the Mercure to accept a cheque for £460. It is heartwarming when local organisations put lots of energy and effort into holding events throughout the year which the community contribute to and then it comes full circle when the funds are shared amongst
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  • A wonderful story as we approach Father's Day.Kitch Lewis held a concert in Currie Kirk on Friday playing keyboard and sax and put on a wonderful evening for everyone. He raised an incredible £980 pounds donating £600 to SANDS Lothians and £380 to Currie Kirk. We are so grateful to Kitch
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  • A positive first meeting with ARC (ante natal results and choices) and SANDS Lothians for families who have faced making a difficult decision in pregnancy following the results of a detailed scan, amniocentisis, CVS or blood test. We are going to make this a regular group meeting every 2 to 3
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  • I had the pleasure of having a big cheque picture taken with Anne Wilson yesterday to recognise the amazing fundraising she has done for us over the year. Anne lost her daughter many years ago but intense feelings and hurt were stirred up again as her baby was one of
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  • We had a great night at West Lothian College fundraiser last night. Lynsey and her colleagues have finished their final year of SVQ level 3 hairdressing course and decided to hold a charity evening in memory of little Bella who was Lynsey's first baby sadly stillborn on 31st March 2015.
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  • What a weekend for SANDS Lothians heroes!  Andrew Galbraith and his family were running in the Mull of Kintyre 10K yesterday in memory of his perfect firstborn Ellie who was sadly stillborn last year.  Andrew went for the target of £500 initially which was exceeded in a few hours so
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  • They ran, we cheered, we hugged and cried!It is difficult to put into words how utterly proud we are of everyone who participated in the EMF this weekend. We had over 100 runners participating and we feel so in awe of you all. What an incredible atmosphere and it was
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  • The sun is out and some of you might feel like getting more exercise! We already have a number of supporters taking part in the Great Scottish Events. You can walk 10k or 20k and there is also a section for toddlers to take part in. We had lots of
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  •             We did it!! We smashed our ladies night total. We raised over £1700 and can't thank everyone enough for coming along and donating so generously - can't put into words how grateful and touched we are. What a wonderful group of women. Big thanks to our volunteers Lianne, Cathie, Claire
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  • We love these ladies! Another 2 large boxes of knitting has arrived full of beautiful Moses baskets, Angel sleeves and little beds. We cry every time we open the boxes and read the thoughtful letter from Carole Lomas on behalf of Knutty Knitters at SQA International Edinburgh. The last time
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  • Tickets are now on sale for an evening of uplifting music by Kitch Lewis. There will be a pre-concert Cafe open from 6.30pm so why not come along early for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking. There is no set charge for this but all donations will
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  • A massive well done to Ryan's Ramblers who completed the Kiltwalk today for SANDS Lothians. Ryan's Ramblers consisted of Becca, Anna, Elspeth, Eilidh, Alana, Annie, Emma and Chaka the wonder dog.  They have also raised an incredible £1,370 and donations are still coming in. Becca and Niall's first baby Ryanwas stillborn in September
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  • Raised Voices kick started their fundraising ahead of next week's event with a coffee morning. It looks to be a fantastic night next week and anyone and everyone is welcome. We are so touched they would consider doing an event for us when the work they do needs support and recognition also.
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  • Charity night album launch for SANDS Lothians in the Station Hotel, Shotts. Friday 29th April. Free entry. All donations on the night will go to SANDS. There will be a wee raffle too. The lead singer/bass player and his family found SANDS Lothians to be a great support when they
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  • Not long to go now till our SANDS Lothians ladies night. We have already reserved tickets for 61 women so if you are interested then please get a ticket soon before they are all gone. We have around 80 places available so you will need to be fast! Please feel
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  • We are over the moon to be nominated as Marks and Spencer - Livingston Almondvale charity of the year. We can't wait to work together and help with all your fundraising ideas.  Huge thanks to all the staff who voted for us!
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  • As well as wanting to see as many runners at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in SANDS Lothians vests we would love to see 6-8 and 9-12 year olds running for us in the Junior Races. Spaces are at a premium - we've just been told they will probably close entries to
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  • This looks set to be a fantastic day. This event is being organised and ran by a group of HND Events Management Students from Milton Road. It is a Family Fun Day for all members of the public at Craiglockhart Leisure Centre to raise money for SANDS Lothians on Saturday
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  • Many thanks to Louise MacKean for dropping off a beautiful hamper for our ladies night event in May. Louise's granddaughter sadly died in January and wanted to give something back to the charity. We are very touched and this will make a fantastic prize in our raffle.
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  • Many thanks to Brian Toal from the Rotary Club of Whitburn for presenting us with a generous cheque to help us continue our valuable work. We are very grateful to them for inviting us along to talk in January and for assisting us in our support for local families
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  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    There will be NO MEETING IN JULY due to the Annual Tennis Tournament 

    Mon 1st August 2016    7-9 PM

    Mon 5th Sep 2016        7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    NEW PREMISES - Unit 3, Carmondean Business Units, Carmondean Centre South Road , Livingston, EH54 8PT   

    Tues 12th JULY 2016     7-9 PM

    Mon 9th Aug  2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 13th Sep 2016      7-9 PM

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  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

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    Wed 20th July 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 10th Aug 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 14th Sep 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

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    Parent and Toddler


    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month

    Tues 28th June 2016         9.30  - 11.30 AM

    Tues 26th July 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM

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    Tues 27th Sept 2016         9.30 - 11.30 AM


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    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 18th July 2016      7-9 PM

    Mon 22nd Aug 2016     7-9 PM

    Mon 19th Sep 2016      7-9 PM

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    TTC / IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 19th July 2016      7-9 PM

    Tues 16th Aug 2016      7-9 PM

    Tues 13th Sep 2016      7-9 PM