Thank you so much to everyone who came along to Carols By Candlelight in St Adrian's Church in Gullane yesterday. It was a wonderful afternoon showcasing a wealth of talent and Christmas spirit. On behalf of Kipawa, thank you to Joanna and Orland Heijmer-Mason for putting the whole event together and for choosing Kipawa as the charity they wanted to support. Everyone clearly had a fantastic time.
Thanks to everyone's marvellous generosity, we raised over £850 for Kipawa. That is a fantastic amount and will go a very long way to helping the children and families of Ruiru in Kenya.
Thanks also to John Bradley, Jane Kirk and the members of the Edinburgh Choral Union, Janet Anderson, Ros Richardson, St Adrian's Church, Gullane Parish Church, Shonagh McEwan, Gordon and Heather Kirk, North Berwick Tesco, Gullane Co-op and everyone else who worked so hard to make this event such a success.
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Kipawa President - and Total Warrior - Kieran Hudson explains the joy and pain of TOTAL WARRIOR...
"On 12th September 2015, I was one quarter of Kipawa’s first obstacle event team when we took part in TOTAL WARRIOR at North Berwick, East Lothian. The race involved a 12k run through a very muddy course of hill climbs, sprints, carrying logs, jumping in mud, monkey bars, climbing over walls and about 25 other tough, painful and excitingly named obstacles including...
Thanks and congratulations to my team mates - Amy Howard, Amanda Hudson and Malcolm Holwill for taking up the challenge, getting through the training and becoming Total Warriors! A special thank you to Amy for putting the team together.
We finished in a very respectable 64th place in a time of 1:48:29 and had a great day. We trained hard in the months before and it was definitely a tough challenge but all was worth it on the day – there is great camaraderie over the course and it really felt rewarding to complete the course. We also managed to raise over £1200 in sponsorship for Kipawa - so that made (most of) the pain worthwhile!
We are already thinking about doing it all over again in 2016 so please get in touch if you’d like to join us!"
Thank you so much to everyone who came to last night's quiz in the Golf Inn in Gullane, East Lothian which raised over £650 for Kipawa.
Congratulations to the worthy winners, 'Little Mix', who triumphed in what was a very close contest!
Particular thanks to all the generous individuals and businesses that donated prizes for the quiz and the raffle - special mention to the Golf Inn, Cools, Spice Pots, the Seabird Centre, Sygn Bar & Kitchen and Mousy & Schatzi.
The Annual Kipawa Golf Day was held at Archerfield, East Lothian, on Saturday 19th September. It was a gloriously sunny day with a testing breeze and the teams all rose to the challenge with some great golf being played.
A record 28 players took part and the day raised over £1,200 for Kipawa.
Paul and Steven McLister shot an excellent 45 points to win by one from Al Thompson and Oliver Lewis who finished on 44.
Nick Taylor won the Longest Drive competition at the 11th with a tremendous drive of over 320 yards while Al Thompson hit a fantastic approach to the 4th to win the Nearest the Pin competition.
Many thanks indeed to all of those who took part and raised so much money, your support is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you next year! More photos of the event can be seen here.
We're delighted to have four places available in this year's fabulous RideLondon-Surrey100. The ride starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through London and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved.
If you're looking for a physical challenge and an opportunity to raise much-needed funds for Kipawa, then get in touch at email@example.com as soon as possible - the places are likely to go fast!
Go to the Prudential RideLondon site for more details on the event and the route.
Another opportunity to test your general knowledge and raise much-needed funds for Kipawa, this time, in Edinburgh.
The details are.... PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE...
Date - Friday 7th November 2014
Venue - Edinburgh City Football Social Club, 7-8 Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AF (just down from the Playhouse - document below has map and photo if you are not sure where this is)
Time - 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start (the bar opens earlier so you can arrive before 7pm if you wish)
Cost - £5 per person
Teams - Maximum 6 people per team
We are limited to 20 teams at this new venue and we have had 20+ teams at previous quiz nights so we advise you book in early to confirm your team's place. Please contact us to book your team's spot.
Please ask any friends/colleagues you think may be interested to get in touch with us too.
Please come along to The Bedford in Balham, London, on Wednesday 22nd October for another great night of comedy in aid of Kipawa. Doors open at 8.15pm and the tickets are just £10.