Feb 152013

The New Year is often a time when people think BIG and 2013 is no exception. Here at web central we’ve already been made aware of three projects that hope to raise loads of cash for great causes over the course of the year.

Mad Hatter’s Ball

First off is a Disco Ball in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Mad Hatter’s Disco Ball is being organised by friends of Rachel Laird. She was one of the first young presenters to join East Lothian FM so when we found out she had Leukaemia we were keen to help out in any way we could. She told us that the Teenage Cancer Trust have been offering her loads of support so she hoped this Ball would raise some money for their funds.

The Mad Hatter’s Ball is listed on our Calendar, so click this link to find out more. If you’d like to know more about Rachel and her experiences so far, check out her blog at http//:www.rachelbouncingback.blogspot.co.uk

Tony Bradford Runs

In May this year, our very own Tony Bradford has given himself the challenge of running the Edinburgh Half Marathon. He’ll be running in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We’ll give you news of his progress as we get closer to the starter’s gun but in the meantime, show him your support by popping over to his Just Giving Page and adding a pound or two to the pot.


Michele Duck from Aberlady sent us an email to tell us all about her planned climb of Kilimanjaro. Michele told us that the highest hill she’s climbed so far is Arthur’s Seat so she’s expecting this to be quite a challenge!

Michele is raising money for Childreach an amazing hands on charity who help young people in the UK make a difference. Participants not only get the chance to experience life changing activities but they also get involved with school projects in over 6 developing companies including Tanzania. This gives thousands of children the opportunity to gain education, health knowledge and the political rights that can be pivotal in bringing them out of poverty.

Michele leaves on the 9th of June 2013. If you’d like to show your support go to her My Donate Page. She says that:

While a small percentage of the money I raise will be spent on shirpas, tents and plane fare, we are traveling with a african airline, staying in a locally run hotel etc so all money still goes into the local economy to help boost it!

Doing Something Special?

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