Weʼve raised £175 to help raise the funds to create a new Malcolm Sargent House
- Prestwick, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 14th January 2017
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Well folks it’s that time of year again when we take to the seas on Boxing Day to help Kids suffering the ravages of cancer. This year however is slightly different, I explain how and why below;
Following a decision by Clic Sargent this year to close and sell off Malcolm Sargent House, a committee was set up with the initial aim of buying the property to continue the work and keep alive the memories housed there. CLIC Sargent have since announced that they have a property developer willing to pay them a figure of 1.75 million - it is assumed, as it has not been officially confirmed that they will knock down the house to build retirement flats. The committee had their own valuations carried out and as a charity they were very low, as a house the value was 850k, and as commercial land it was £1 million maximum. That's almost £1 million of a difference between either party valuations. CLIC Sargent want to sell to the highest bidder to get as much as they can to inject back into their charity for children with cancer. The committee, the Board of Trustees and the community want to keep this vital service provision open for the same children but can't pay this overvalued price. It's not feasible.
MSH and the Boxing Day Dip go hand in hand so of course we couldn't not go for a swim this year to help try to raise the funds to create a new MSH. The new charity name is 'Ayrshire Holiday Dreams Foundation (MSH).' The house will be renamed at a later date. As the committee are still awaiting a charity registration number from OSCR. The Board of Trustees has been set up.
Without the charity number a Just Giving charity page can’t be set up so I’ve opted for the crowdfunding route instead. I hope you are still able to help and donate to this very worthy and very cold cause
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Dec 19, 2016
This donation is from 3 pensioners who give to charity instead of giving Christmas gifts etc.
Dec 16, 2016
have a cold one on xmas day
Nov 30, 2016
Have a great day, better you than me
Nov 30, 2016
Hope you have fun, go for it old yin
Nov 22, 2016
It's just as cold standing around watching - honest! Good luck 😬
Nov 15, 2016
Good luck to all, I'm freezing cold just thinking about it !A great cause, the kids need people like you.
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
Once again we are set to brave the sea of Prestwick, this time for #BUYMSH. Dylyn, Michael and myself will this year be joined by Reece who's volunteered to try and impress Michaels sister Louise (good luck with that one bud). We hope you can support us by giving what you can.
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