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Fit as a Fiddle Challenge 2018

Fit as a Fiddle Challenge 2018

Why we need your help

As Music in Hospitals & Care celebrates its 70th Anniversary, so too does Local Ambassador for MiHC Scotland, Robin Barr, also celebrate his 77th birthday in 2018. 

To mark these very special occasions, Robin has set himself the momentous challenge of climbing the following 7 hilltop viewpoints in the Orkney Isles and composing 7 fiddle tunes inspired by the views at:

  •  1. Marwick Head
  •  2. Ring of Brodgar
  •  3. Brinkie's Brae
  •  4. Cubbie Roo's Castle 
  •  5. Costa Head
  •  6. Keelylang Hill
  •  7. St John's Head

Accompanying him on each trip will also be noble islanders representing aspects of Orkney's artistic life including folk singing, poetry, stone-masonry, writing and architecture.  

Robin says:

"I've watched Music in Hospitals & Care bring life to the eyes and music to the ears of thousands of people of all ages across Scotland in hospital and care settings since I became a local ambassador in 1981.

Please join me in supporting this wonderful charity's work as I tackle 7 hills in Orkney near my home in Birsay. I'm aiming to raise money to help them deliver more wonderful live music concerts to patients and care home residents that need it the most as MiHC enter their 70th anniversary year."

 All size of donation are welcome and added together will make a substantial difference to the work of MiHC Scotland.

Many thanks for your support.

Click 'Give Now' or select an amount below to make a donation.

Create your own challenge 

If you'd like to take part in this challenge and create your own fundraising page - you can do so by clicking the blue button 'Start Fundraising' (at the foot of the page under the Donor tab) - this will create your own fundraising page that will be linked to this campaign.


raised towards 3,500.00 target


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Sheila Ritchie



Oct 31, 2018


Congratulations Robin, fabulous effort and over 5,000 now raised, truly an amazing effort and fundraising success, well done. Peter

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Oct 26, 2018


We have loved reading about your travels. Your passion for helping people through this great charity is inspiring. All our love.

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Oct 20, 2018


From a cellist to a fiddler

(plus 17.50 giftaid)

Oct 20, 2018


From The Old Man at The Old Manse


Sep 22, 2018


Good luck Robin. A great cause.

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 22, 2018


What a wonderful thing you are doing Robin. Well done


Sep 11, 2018

Ann Scott

Happy to support this great cause, recently had a wonderful week in beautiful Orkney


Sep 05, 2018



Aug 29, 2018

Anne S

What energy - what enthusiasm what a star you are ! Thank you Robin !

(plus 17.50 giftaid)

Aug 28, 2018


(plus 12.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 5,037.75

Direct donations


Raised offline 1,824.00

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