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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

After my hugely successful fundraiser last year – The Granite Mile – I was very privileged to have been nominated by the Scottish Rugby Union for my own ‘ Sporting Chance’

After much deliberation and soul searching I decided that others too could benefit from my good fortune.

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.

 Venue – the new Ice Rink and complex at ‘The Peak’, Stirling FK7 7UJ.

 Time – 1pm on Friday 4 September, 2009.

Whilst a daunting challenge for my competitive team we intend to enjoy the event and indeed ‘feast’ on the ice!

This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone interested to come and watch a wonderful spectacle of curling and indeed perhaps thereafter consider participating in this fantastic sport at whatever level they feel comfortable.

Not one to miss the opportunity of raising some cash for charity and being part of the GTASC Charity remit I have decided to raise funds prior to the event and on the day to support The Big Build Appeal – creating A New Marie Curie Hospice for Glasgow.

My Dad died of cancer 20 years ago and as I am employed with Marie Curie Cancer Care I feel this is an appropriate cause and hope you will support the team and the appeal.

At this juncture I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone at Give Them A Sporting Chance for making this ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ a reality, David Hay the Men's Olympic Curling Coach for excellent communication and his endeavour,Team Murdoch for rising to the challenge whilst preparing to compete for places in the GB Team at the Winter Olympics next year,  110sport, the team's management company, for their investment at Active Stirling and the event, Judy MacKenzie my coach and mentor, Bruichladdich Distillery Company Limited my team sponsors who have shown incredible generosity in donating gifts for our opponents and indeed all my friends and family who have shown me unstinting support. Last but not least my Kelvinside Academical Curling Club team mates who have shown me patience/fun/understanding and comradeship since I started curling 5 years ago.

Please support me to help promote a great sport and at the same time raise funds for a Charity which has touched many.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and find a pound to get the Hospice off the ground!

Many thanks

Jim

Raising money for

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Charity Registration No. 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland)

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high quality nursing, entirely free, providing people with terminal illnesses the choice of dying at home. We run nine Hospices across the UK offering free specialist care for patients and support for families. We also conduct palliative care research.

Donations 48

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Hope the butt survived!!! xx

Donation by Jo & Mike on 20/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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sorry for being so late with donation

Donation by colin fergusson on 18/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Well done, Jim! It was good to catch up. Anne and Jack.

Donation by Anne Smart on 15/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by William Watt on 14/09/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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hope you had a great day

Donation by Kenny Hume on 10/09/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Jim. Love Danny, Marie, Paula and Rebecca

Donation by Danny Lyden on 07/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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A great idea for a great cause, well done Jim with love from Robert, Jane, Matthew & Steven

Donation by Robert & Jane Glen on 06/09/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Jim, Keep up the great work! Scott & Lexy x

Donation by Scott Murdoch on 06/09/09

£105.00

+ £29.62 Gift Aid

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You're some kid! Keep up the good work.

Donation by Andy on 05/09/09

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Cash gifts for daffodils for MCCC sold during Mudoch Match

Donation by The Peak on 05/09/09

£55.00

+ £15.51 Gift Aid

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Very well done Jim I had a great day out yesterday Hope you get your new target of over £2000 - the Hospice deserves it Best wishes

Donation by Gary Macfarlane on 05/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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I think a win is on the cards................

Donation by david costigan on 04/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Donation by chopper on 03/09/09

£10.00

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Donation by chopper's parents on 03/09/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Donation by Norman & Margaret Cathcart on 03/09/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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hope you have a really great day, you deserve it!

Donation by 'molly and james' on 02/09/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Go for it Jim! Great cause.

Donation by Peter Drummond on 01/09/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Best wishes from Gus, Linda, Jen and David

Donation by Linda Lamond on 31/08/09

£25.00

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Go for it SKIP

Donation by William John Masterton on 31/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Just like the t-shirt says "GO UNLCLE JIM GO!"

Donation by Linda & Ana on 30/08/09

£25.00

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Sorry we can't be with you but we have every confidence in you. Jude, Al and Scottie

Donation by Judith Macanna on 28/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Go Jim! You're the man!

Donation by B.A. on 26/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Have fun!

Donation by David McNair on 26/08/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Jim, You amaze me with your feats. Good luck again!

Donation by Gordy McClymont on 26/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Jim, have a wonderful, memorable game...hope to be there!

Donation by Liz Paul on 26/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,735.00
  • Offline donations£1,530.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,265.00
  • Gift Aid£466.80

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