Recent fundraising – bake offs, raffles and mega-swims

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Great Aberdeen Bake Off

Kirsten’s colleagues at Aberdeen Asset Management continued to provide great support for the KSMT over the course of 2014.

In what is now a celebrated annual event, the Great Aberdeen Bake Off in December raised £1045.

Employees of Aberdeen also give monthly via Pennies for Promise – this is a payroll giving scheme that allows Aberdeen’s payroll to round down an employee’s salary to the nearest pound, with the remaining pennies going to the KSMT. This provides a fantastic regular income for the charity, and something we continue to be very grateful for.

Charity Ball in Aberdeen

On Saturday 29th March 2014, Aberdeen Asset Management hosted a charity ball at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen, raising funds for KSMT and CLAN Cancer Support. Proceeds from the evening, including a raffle and a money-can’t-buy auction (featuring a signed Rolling Stones guitar!) raised a monumental £15,000 for KSMT and £15,000 to CLAN Cancer Support. Thank you!

One-mile charity swim

Richard Dyson (below on the right), for the second time, raised over £1000 in a sponsored one-mile open water swim in Cornwall. The annual event is run by the RNLI; with up to 400 swimmers taking part in the iconic swim from Pendennis Castle in Falmouth to St Mawes.


A Close Shave

John Green recently raised a fantastic £565 by shaving his hair off at Sheddocksley Baptist Church in Aberdeen. The congregation donated generously after listening to Claire Wallace (below on the right), Toby Wallace’s widow, explain the grant-giving work of KSMT. Thank you to John and Claire.

Claire Wallace