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This January, Teapot Trust are delighted to launch our Sandy Starfish crowdfunding campaign!

‘Sandy the Starfish Visits Doctor Dolphin’ was written by our founders and aims to reduce children’s fears about visiting a doctor and enable young children to make sense of what is happening. We want to make Sandy’s story into a stop motion animation which parents can show their children at home before attending an appointment or which can be viewed in hospital waiting rooms across the country.

We are so grateful to everyone who supports this campaign, whether by donating or by sharing it with their friends and families via email or on social media.

Check out Sandy’s page HERE!

If you would like to know about Sandy or our crowdfunding campaign, please contact marketing@teapot-trust.org

If you want to challenge yourself this year as well as help Teapot Trust raise some much needed funds, then the Kiltwalk is for you!

Kiltwalks take place in 4 different Scottish cities (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow) and you can choose from a Mighty Stride (approx. 26 miles), a Big Stroll (approx. 13 miles) or a Wee Wander (approx. 6 miles) so there is a Kiltwalk for everyone!

Thanks to the generosity of Sir Tom Hunter and the Hunter Foundation, your chosen charity will receive 140% of the sponsorship money you raise! These much needed funds will help provide art therapy to chronically ill children across the country.

Sign up HERE!

Of course, an event of this size wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the wonderful volunteers, the Kilties! From keeping walkers spirits up to making sure they don’t wander off course, the Kilties are an essential part of every Kiltwalk! Plus, for every hour they volunteer, £1.10 is donated to their chosen charity! Find out more here.

 

Do you ever feel the need to just cheer for all the worthy causes there is out there??

Now is your chance!

Starbucks have joined forces with Neighbourly to award some lucky UK charities grants of £2,000!

You can ‘cheer’ for the Teapot Trust by:

  • Tweet using our Twitter handle (@TheTeapotTrust) and the hashtag #CheerForGood
  • Follow or share our Neighbourly page
  • Retweet and share our Cheer For Good posts on Twitter and Facebook

With £2,000 we can provide 80 hours of Open Group art therapy for chronically ill children.

So let’s cheer!

Teapot Trust are always so delighted when people choose to fundraise for us! We have had people holding everything from tea parties to dog shows and we love hearing about them all!

Tomorrow night, the 24th of November, Gladys Seller will be hosting a psychic night at Wiremill Social Club, Musselburgh, with proceeds going to Teapot Trust! Doors are open from 6.30pm and tickets are £10 if you want to head down!

Whether you have been to a psychic night before or it’s a brand new experience for you, this is sure to be a fun night!

Why not spruce up your Christmas tree with our lovely new teapot decorations!

Visit our online shop today and grab one of these bespoke decorations for the special introductory price of £3!

Made from red acrylic and featuring a intricate snowflake design, they are the perfect way to display your love of tea this festive season!

Buy here or email marketing@teapot-trust.org for more information.

Our St Andrew’s Ball is fast approaching!

This means you only have a couple of days left to nab some of our raffle tickets! You could be in with a chance to win one of our many fabulous prizes including:

  • Dinner and an overnight stay for 2 at Greywalls 5* Hotel
  • Dinner for 2 with wine at Bread Street Brasserie
  • Cut and blow dry at Charlie Miller
  • A bottle of Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Edition 13 year old whisky

Visit our shop to buy tickets online or call 0131 273 4340.

Has anyone started Christmas shopping yet?? 🎄

If you have, or if you are just about to start, make sure you check out the Scottish Handmade Showcase’s Autumn Event (Online Craft Fair). This is an amazing platform for Scottish sellers to showcase their goods and it means you can do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your couch!

They have very kindly agreed to donate all the proceeds from their beautiful photography calendar to the Teapot Trust so make sure you snap one up!

 

 

 

Save the date!

Teapot Trust and the Jo Walters Trust are joining forces to host the St Andrew’s Ball, at the National Museum of Scotland on the 18th of November! 

The night will kick off with a glass of champagne upon arriva

l, followed by a delicious three course dinner and wine. To top it all off, we will ceilidh the night away to the Super Grouse band! There will also be an auction with some fabulous prizes up for grabs. 

Book your tickets here!

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Teapot Trust has teamed up with Red Thread Studios to bring some wonderful creative summer sewing classes! These workshops teach children to be creative with fabric as well as making three beautiful pieces to take home. 

To book a place in our final class of the summer, email info@teapot-trust.org or call 0141 273 4340.

 

 

A massive thank you to Farrans Construction who raised £600 for the Teapot Trust!  Elizabeth Burke from Farrans went to visit Susan Rudnik, one of our art therapists in Chelsea and Westminster to give her the good news- along with a giant cheque!