Ceilidh report and photos

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On Saturday 14th June 2014, KSMT held its second fundraising ceilidh at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. The evening was a fantastic success, raising over £4,000 and bringing together many of Kirsten’s friends, family, colleagues, and others for an evening of dancing and cider ‘n’ black. License to Ceilidh once again provided the music…

Fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday 14 June 2014

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After the success of the inaugural 2012 ‘Celtic Rave for Kirsten’, KSMT is hosting another ceilidh, and we hope you can join us. It will be night of dancing, cake and cider & black, with a chance to raise some funds and celebrate Kirsten. Details: When: Doors 7.00pm, June 14th 2014 (ends 11.00pm) Where: Battersea Arts Centre,…

Edinburgh Triathletes swim 532km in 24 hours

24 hour swim for Andrew McMenigall

In April, members of the Edinburgh Triathletes club took part in a 24 hour swim in aid of KSMT in memory of Andrew McMenigall, who at the time of his tragic death last year, was cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to fundraise for the Trust. The swimming challenge was in keeping with Andrew’s…

KSMT newsletter: February 2014

The trustees are pleased to provide you with the latest newsletter from the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust. It summarises the work of the trust over the last 12 months, and also contains some information about the year ahead, in particular a ceilidh event which will take place on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Battersea…

Support for the HOPE Project

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The Trust has supported the HOPE Project (www.thehopeproject.co.uk), a charitable initiative set up by two Edinburgh University students, Rory Dowie and Ollie Robinson. The project is designed to raise awareness and funds for the charity, Hope For Children. Hope for Children (HOPE) helps Homeless, Orphaned, Poor and Exploited children worldwide. Across 3 continents and 9 countries it helps children…

Kirsten Scott Prize for Service 2013

Jennifer Stewart, a sixth form leaver at Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh, is the worthy recipient of the second Kirsten Scott Prize for Service to the School Community, . Jennifer has been actively involved in the school community – particularly through her interest in gymnastics.  She coached gymnastics for 3 years and last year qualified as an…

Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall

We have learnt recently of the terrible news that Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall have both died in a cycling accident. They were cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust. Both Toby and Andrew had both been amazing supporters of the trust and their fund raising efforts…

Land’s End to John O’Groats by bike

Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall, two colleagues at Aberdeen Asset Management, are setting out to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in July. They plan to cover the 960 mile route in seven days, averaging just under 140 miles per day. According to Andrew, “the route is a bit longer than the usual route, taking…