Dec 292011
Haddington Hogmanay Party 2011

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All of us at East Lothian FM would like to thank everybody involved with Haddington on Skates. We had a wonderful time taking part in what was a fantastic event. Everything went as smoothly as it could which just shows that the level of organisation was spot on.

Of course, it wouldn’t have been much of an event without the skaters too! Thanks for showing your support to Haddington Rotary Club and donating generously to their End Polio Now campaign.

Hogmanay Still To Come

Remember there is still the Hogmanay Party in the Corn Exchange this weekend. Check out our previous post or click the image to the right to find out more.

Here at East Lothian FM, we are finalising out schedules for the last weekend of the year. We’ll post details when we get this done.

May we take this opportunity to wish everyone in East Lothian a happy and prosperous New Year. It’s been an extremely busy 6 months for us but we’re already looking forward to some great events in the early months of 2012. We hope you’ll continue your support and join us!

All The Best from ELFM! – Have a Happy 2012!


Dec 232011

Opening Night Pictures

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Book Your Slot

Remember, skating sessions can be booked in advance by going to the Haddington on Skates Website:

Dec 222011

ELFM brings you Haddington On Skates starting on air this evening. We will be broadcasting LIVE from the Corn Exchange from 7.30pm this evening (Thursday), so even if you can’t be there, you won’t miss out on the start of this fantastic event.

East Lothian FM’s coverage will continue throughout the next week. We will be broadcasting from our studio as usual but will add regular slots from the Corn Exchange with all the latest news and views from the event. Of course, we will be on site throughout the event providing the music you skate to this Christmas.

Get Your Skates On

Haddington Rotary tell us that their online booking system has been very popular with Christmas Eve already near to being sold out completely. They have asked us to remind you that the online booking system is the only way to guarantee your skating session. The system will allow you to buy tickets up to midnight the day before you want to skate.

In addition to skating, spectators are able to enjoy the event by paying just £1 on the door. Inside the Corn Exchange will be a mini Festive Market as well as Food and Drink on sale.

End Polio Now

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Dec 202011

End Polio NowThis year Haddington on Skates will be a major holiday attraction for East Lothian. Hopefully we will all have a lot of fun but there is a serious side. Rotary are running a major campaign to End Polio…Now!

So, what do you know about Polio? Check out a few facts below. We’re sure you’ll agree that this is a great cause to raise funds for this Christmas.

  • Polio is a viral disease that can damage the nervous system and cause paralysis.
  • The polio virus enters the body through the mouth, usually from an infected person – sharing toilet facilities or utensils.
  • Polio is preventable by immunisation.
  • Since polio immunisation has become widespread cases of polio are rare. However, polio remains a problem in some parts of the world.
  • In the UK every child gets immunised as part of the health checks made during childhood.
  • Since Rotary launched the PolioPlus Program, the number of polio cases has decreased by more than 99 percent, and the number of Polio-endemic countries has fallen from 125 to just 4. Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
  • In India alone how many children do you think were immunised over 1 day in February 2011? 156 million!
  • The problems are that many of the children don’t attend school.
  • In a lot of cases their parents cannot read or write.
  • The countries where Polio remains are generally very poor.
  • They cannot afford to fund an immunisation programme.
  • For every £1 raised by Rotary the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contributes £1.50.
  • A series of child vaccinations costs just 20p.

Together we can put an end to polio NOW

We are nearly there.

Haddington Rotary Club

Dec 192011

Haddington on SkatesAlthough the main focus of Haddington on Skates is to raise money for the Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign, it’s not the only project to benefit. Read on to find out about an educational expedition that will benefit from your skating fun.

Festival Cafe

Twenty-nine students from Knox Academy, Haddington are busy preparing for a month long expedition to Nicaragua & Honduras next summer 2012.

The expedition programme (provided by Outlook Expeditions & supported by four Knox Academy teachers, headed by Luke Wolley) is a journey of self discovery. It aspires to equip the students with transferable life skills, such as, leadership, team work, problem solving and organisational skills.

The students have involved themselves with various fund raising activities such as bag packing at local supermarkets, table top sales, a sponsored abseil, a school dance and now their most recent venture….. ‘running’ the Haddington on Skates Festival Cafe. The students extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Haddington for being given this valuable opportunity to raise funds.

The students will follow an extensive itinerary….trekking through cloud forest, exploring pristine jungle habitats and sailing to exotic Caribbean islands while also experiencing climbing up the volcanoes of the Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua and visiting Pico Bonito National Park. There is also a serious project element to the expedition where the students will spend a week at the SOL (School of Life) Project in Roatan off the coast of Honduras working on community based programs designed to promote education and increase the quality of life in developing areas of the island of Roatan.

This expedition offers the team the opportunity to experience challenging new activities, fascinating cultures and breathtaking environments. The expedition experience will allow the individual participants to take a close look at themselves. The lessons that they will learn, the sights that they will see and the experiences that they will gain, will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Dec 182011

Latest News from Haddington on Skates

Haddington On SkatesWe’ve just heard from the main Haddington on Skates office The online booking system is proving to be very popular so they’ve have asked us to remind you that the number of skaters will be limited.

The only way to guarantee your space is to use the online booking service. Find it HERE!

  • Remember – sessions are 40 minutes and numbers are strictly limited.
  • A skating session costs £5 – plus small online booking fee.
  • All profits go to the Rotary – End Polio Now – campaign.
  • Non skaters / spectators pay just £1 on the door.
  • As well as skating, there will be Christmas Stalls, Food and Drink.
  • Plus East Lothian FM providing the tunes!

Don’t Miss Out – CLICK HERE and Get Your Skates On!!