Friday fun

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How is it Friday already? Days are rushing along. It is actually only 3 months till we should be given the Ripple Retreat and then pretty it up inside and really get started on the garden. Not long at all!

While Ian and I can and do work pretty hard on all things Ripple Retreat there are still lots of things It’s Good 2 Give to deal with too. Finally, finally, today we finished the filing – and how tidy the office looks now. I ordered little christmas trees today for our Xmas Afternoon Tea, worked on Blingo a wee bit, ordered lanyards, tried my hardest for hours to design an invitation and then decided that Event Brite was the answer – only to have it lose my first draft. That’s not fair, is it?  Ok, I lost the first draft probably!  Anyway, after 3 hours I got it done. Now to start sending it out. We are limited for space on the day itself so it will be a small affair.

I am also working on the four weeks we will be open to the public – well I say public – it still has to be by invitation – as space really is limited. But we do want as many people as possible to see what they have helped create. It’s a varied life at the moment for sure.

As I was tidying today I found our recycling box for mobile phones – it is half full and it would be so good to get it filled up and sent off – wee bit more money in the bank would be nice. So, if you have an old mobile, do send it our way!

Update on prize requests – the wonderful Rupert at James Morrow has offered prizes for events this year and I chatted to a new distillery in Callander who have offered to help us too. We are now up to 75 prizes in – only another 175 to get then! Again, if you know anyone who might donate a prize or experience or auction item or sponsor part of an event, oh please do send them my way.

I would also love to get more followers – on this blog, twitter (@itsgood2give) facebook, (itsgood2give), instagram (itsgood2give) so if you can help do that – it would be much appreciated.

My weekend plans include writing a newsletter, more prize request letters, writing a business plan for 2017/18, updating the website, and a lot of baking and soup making (for my parents and a friend in need of tlc).

Have a wonderful weekend folks but do keep reading!

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend

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Saturday 27 May

A great weekend of events for all the family!

We are being ambitious for 2017 and want to see 100 runners taking part for us.
Will you be one?

There are many options:
Saturday 27 May
Junior 5k
Junior 2.5k
Junior 1.5k
Sunday 28 May
Half Marathon
Relay Marathon
Full Marathon

We will have a wee goodie bag for every runner and a team of volunteers there to cheer you on!

What you would be giving is immeasurable – support to children and young people with cancer and their families.

Go on, join our team!

Let’s make a huge impact on the Edinburgh Marathon Weekend in 2017.

If you would like to run for It’s Good 2 Give you can do it in a couple of ways
You can register via EMF and pay the registration fee direct to them and then contact us to say you are running for us and raise as much as you can – I can point you in the right direction of sponsors site Virgin Money Giving and send out a t-shirt or vest to you!


You can register for a charity place through EMF for It’s Good 2 Give, where we would set you a minimum fundraising target to meet, and give you advice on how you can meet it, point you in the right direction of fundraising site Virgin Money Giving and send out a t-shirt or vest to you.

What we ask of you is that you start your donations by paying what you would pay to EMF to register a ‘normal’ place. Why, you might ask?

It costs us a little more than double of what you pay to EMF to have charity places, as we can then have It’s Good 2 Give on their website, so it helps us along the way (as we are a little charity with big ambitions!!)!

For any information on what to do please contact

and also Charity runners FAQ