To find out more about our appeal click here Kindred supports the families of hundreds of children with complex health care needs every year. We need your help to keep our services running! Please share our film with your friends, colleagues and family. We need your help to achieve our target of raising £40,000 in time for our move to the new Hospital in March 2018 and future services. We’d love you to fundraise for us. You can raise funds directly into our appeal or donate here. Some Recent Fundraising Successes Jenny sold handmade pottery, jams and chutney and raised £437 James ran the London Marathon and raised £1060 Cinderella Panto in Rutherglen raised £100 Stuart Raised £342 running the Edinburgh Half Marathon Jenny raised £437 at her sale Challenge Yourself for Kindred There are lots of fun and challenging events coming up that you could sign up to raise money for Kindred for this year including the Edinburgh Full and Half Marathons on 26th and 27th May. Find out more about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival here. “I wanted to give something back to Kindred …for me it’s really a good motivator as well to continue with the training, and give it everything that I can.” Stuart MacLeod Respite Carer Highlight the good work Kindred does by asking your friends, family and colleagues to support you. We’ll send you a Kindred sash or T shirt to wear on the big day, so everyone can see that you are fundraising for Kindred. Go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/kindred/kindred25kappeal to set up your fundraising page or to sponsor someone else participating for Kindred. And please remember that donations from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid, which adds an extra 25p for every £1 raised. Shake a Can We are planning regular collections throughout the year. All it takes is a couple of hours and it can make a real difference. Just email [email protected] and we will let you know about any events are coming up. Suzanne, Rowan and John’s collection at An Evening with Ian Rankin at The Royal Lyceum raised £281 Voices of Midlothian Schools Concert at Queens Hall raised £ 561 The fabulous bucket-shaking bunch Community Groups, Choirs, Churches, Sports Clubs and Schools Please share our film encouraging your school, congregation or club to support Kindred’s work with families. We will be happy to speak to your group about Kindred’s vital work and the impact your fundraising can have. Love Music Community Choir raised over £900 for Kindred at their concert at the Usher Hall A Bake sale at West Lothian College raised over £359. That was a lot of cakes!