Deafblind Scotland's Santa Dash attracted over 300 people on Sunday 1 December. The 5K and 1K fun runs took place in Mugdock Country Park in glorious sunshine. Andrew Gibson, Deafblind Scotland marketing and fundraising officer said: "The event was a big success again this year with a great turnout. Thankfully it was a beautiful day and the smiles on everyone's faces as they started the runs in their Santa Suits and reindeer antlers gave everyone who was involved a truly jolly feeling. Deafblind Scotland would like to express its sincere gratitude to all the businesses who supported the event and to everyone who has raised sponsorships." Participants who have raised sponsorship can hand in their donations before January 31. Special prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers including beauty treatments, £100 Slaters mens clothes voucher, high tea voucher for two at Caulders Garden Centre and memberships at LA Fitness in Milngavie. A huge thank you to the generous businesses that supported the event including Santander, Slaters, She's a Peach Hair and Beauty Salon, Distinction Health and Beauty, Caulders Garden Centre, Tunnocks Ltd, LA Fitness Milngavie and Eden water. Every runner can still receive a free 3-day pass to LA Fitness gym in Milngavie. Pics from the day are in an album on our Facebook page at "Deafblind Scotland - DBS" You can call 0141 777 5825 or email email@example.com for more information.
Aberdeen is set to rock and reel as a night of ceilidh dancing, enchanting songs and traditional scottish supper approaches. Held in aid of Deafblind Scotland’s “Field of Dreams” campaign - which aims to build a new centre of excellence for Scotland’s deafblind community - the ceilidh will take place at the Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel on Saturday 23 November. Rip-roaring ceilidh outfit Ceolmhor will provide the foot-stomping sounds on the night, while guests will also enjoy the enchanting melodies of award-winning singer songwriter Elena Piras. There will also be a traditional Scottish supper of stovies and oatcakes which and fundraising auction, raffle and money tree. The event is being hosted by Deafblind Scotland chairman Bob Nolan, who himself is deafblind. Bob, from Aberdeen, said: “I am delighted a ceilidh will take place in my home city packed with Scottish sounds, dancing and traditional food in aid of a marvellous cause which is close to my heart. “I really hope it will be well supported by the local community." Proceeds from what is sure to be a great evening will go towards the build of Deafblind Scotland's learning and development centre on its "Field of Dreams" site. If anyone would like to buy a ticket for the ceilidh could they please contact Deafblind Scotland on 0141 777 5825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.