caroline Stirton

caroline Stirton

Walking the West Highland Way

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for logging into my Virgin Money Giving page. I am walking the West Highland Way to raise money for 2 charities. Friends of Orchard Brae and Remember My Baby. The last 20 months have been challenging for everyone and charities have been unable to run fund raising events. The two charities I have chosen have personal meaning for me and people close to me and I would like to support them by raising some money to help them continue to support their communities.[/p][p]I spent my teaching career supporting children and young people with complex additional support needs and their families. Friends of Orchard Brae is a small charity who work hard to raise money to support the Orchard Brae School community. The money they raise goes towards funding the school’s minibuses which enable the children to access the wider community to support and enhance their learning, specialist communication devices and mobility equipment, special experiences for the children, Christmas gifts and much more.[/p][p]Remember My Baby - A special story from a family this charity helped.[/p][p]We were first made aware of Remember My Baby by hospital staff after our son was stillborn in December 2020.[/p][p]We had just a short amount of time to have a lifetime of cuddles and try to make as many memories as possible with Finlay.[/p][p]When the photographer arrived, she treated Finlay with the greatest of respect and was so kind. She took the time to capture a wide range of photos and did this very sensitively. Nothing was too much.[/p][p]Nobody expects to leave the hospital with a memory box instead of their baby but this sadly was our reality. It was a very special day a few weeks after we got home when our photographer posted the USB full of photographs. It came presented in a lovely little bag with a quote and had been gifted in memory of another precious baby.[/p][p]The photographs are all in black and white and each one is beautiful.[/p][p]The tangible memories linked to the time we physically had with Finlay are limited. It is special to be able to look through these photographs and remember all the little details. They mean so much to us. Remember My Baby provide a very special gift to families, helping to provide beautiful memories which will last a lifetime.[/p][p][br][/p][p]The money raised will be split equally between the two charities. You can find more about each charity by clicking on the links below:[/p][p][b]Friends of Orchard Brae[/b]:[/p][p][url=https://www.facebook.com/friendsoforchardbrae/]Friends of Orchard Brae | Facebook[/url][/p][p][url=https://orchardbrae.aberdeen.sch.uk/]Orchard Brae School[/url][/p][p][b]Remember My Baby:[/b][/p][p][url=https://remembermybaby.org.uk/]Remember My Baby[/url][/p][p]Joining me on my walk are my 3 daughters Kirsty, Charlotte and Alanna. We will be keeping you up to date with our progress and will greatly appreciate your support along the way.[/p][p]We leave from Milngavie on Friday 24th September and hope to arrive in Fort William on Friday the 1st October. I would like to try and raise £1000.[/p]
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Supporters


Oct 17, 2021

Richard Helen Woodhouse

Thank you for all your wonderful work with the special needs community Caroline

£250.00

plus £62.50 Gift Aid


Oct 8, 2021

Fiona McKinnon

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 8, 2021

Sherry Bruce

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Kerry

Well done Mrs Stirton and friends!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Jill Guducu

Well done to you all 👏

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Amanda Burgess

Fantastic effort and well done!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Harry Gillan and family

Very well done to you all

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Colin

Well done to you all.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Adam Webb

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 1, 2021

Maggie Esson

Looks like you are doing just great.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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