Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Charity fundraising

Yes, it's time to get your wallets out again for a good cause. Do you remember Jim Taylor? Last December he pushed a ton of granite over a mile of ice to support the Hearts and Heroes Challenge, see the story here.

Now he's raising funds for The Big Build Appeal for the new Marie Curie hospice for Glasgow. Jim says, "I proposed the idea of a wheelchair curling team, with me as skip, to play against David Murdoch - pin up boy of Scottish curling - and his rink who won Gold at last year’s World Championships. Give Them A Sporting Chance embraced this idea and using their incredible organisational skills, for which I am indebted, have arranged a match."

This will take place at the new rink in Stirling, The Peak, at 1 pm on Friday, September 4.

Jim has set a modest target of £850 for his fundraising and as I write this he is 80% there. But I think that if all Skip Cottage blogallies who can afford to do so, chip in now, he could soon exceed his expectations. You can donate online here.

And if you can, get to Stirling on September 4th!

The pic of both 'pin up boys' of Scottish curling is © Skip Cottage.

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