The Edinburgh Blood Transfusion Services Annual Donor Award Ceremony took place last week at the prestigious City Chambers. We were once again delighted to present the Teapot Trust Award for outstanding contributions to blood donation. The Teapot Trust Award 2013 was presented to Craigmount High School who provides the highest percentage of new donors in SE Scotland. Blayne Beck of Craigmount High School accepted the beautiful teapot award from Laura Young at the ceremony.BTS Annual Donor Award

Well done and many thanks to Scooby Doo (aka Bill), Gill & Janine for running the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for the Teapot Trust.

Bill Appleby Gill ApplebyEvery penny counts to keeping the art therapy service going – we need to raise £115,000 this year to keep all our projects going. Your contribution means so much.

SINGLE USE ONLY. ©Phil Rider. Lighthouse Images. Forde Court, Watery Lane, Budlake,  Nr. Exeter, Devon, EX5 3JS. T: 01392 881193   M: 07836 351298 E:  or W: W: www.philriderphotogThe Teapot Trust welcomed Lord and Lady Selkirk, and the Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow, to an art therapy session at Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill on 21 May 2013.

Laura Young, our founder, commented:  “It’s been such a great honour that during such a busy week, Their Graces have been able to visit The Teapot Trust and hear about our project.”

We were delighted to welcome Sadie Docherty, Lord Provost of Glasgow, to one of our art therapy projects at RHSC Glasgow (Yorkhill) on April 26th.

Sadie Docherty visit to Yorkhill 26042013

Ms Docherty talked with children and parents who attended
one of our sessions, and met some of our art therapists and our founder, Laura Young.
She was presented with a decorated teapot by two of the
children and remarked on how much she had enjoyed her

Third Year Mary Erskine Torridon House Students with Charity Founder, Laura Young and Art Therapist, Laura Heraty

Third Year Mary Erskine Torridon House Students with Charity Founder, Laura Young and Art Therapist, Laura Heraty

“I draw to communicate. I draw to stimulate. I draw to relax. I draw for fun. I draw to express. We all draw to change lives.”

These are the inspiring words of a remarkable group of young Mary Erskine students who have decided to give a very special gift this Christmas.

Through donating a collection of beautiful artwork they have spent the past two months creating the third year students of Mary Erskine’s Torridon House wish to offer the gift of friendship, support, understanding and wellbeing to children struggling with chronic illness at Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital.

Minister's visit

Minister’s visit

Public Health Minister Helps Teapot Trust Celebrate 1st Birthday

The Teapot Trust was delighted to receive a visit from Michael Matheson, Public Health Minister, at one of their art therapy clinics in Edinburgh Sick Kids in celebration of the charity’s 1st Birthday.

Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us reach this special milestone.

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Caroline ends Teapot Trust Cycle Challenge with 58.5 laps of Arthur's Seat

Caroline ends Teapot Trust Cycle Challenge with 58.5 laps of Arthur’s Seat

Well done to Caroline Cook who has completed her marathon cycle – over 180 miles, doing 58.5 laps of Arthur’s Seat, smashing her intended target of 50 laps on Midsummer’s Day

Caroline wants to give particular thanks to all the people who came to cycle with her breaking up the monotony of the continuous circuits; Rob, Al S, Andy, Mike, Gordon, Tinker, John and Emma F, John Y, Craig and Julie and also those who have donated funds at the UK Virgin Giving page.

Well done all, what an amazing effort!

Longest cycle on the longest day

At this moment Caroline Cook is still cycling around Arthur’s Seat, in her bid to do 50 complete laps of the Edinburgh park between Noon today and Noon tomorrow – Midsummer’s Day.

Earlier, I spent a very enjoyable hour sat on a picnic rug watching Caroline and a few supporters whizz past in her bid to raise money for the Teapot Trust.  The amount of miles Caroline aims to get under her wheels is the equivalent of a stage in the Tour de France.

Pleas support her if you can – if everyone who reads this just contributes £2.50 it will help push her total over the wonderful 5K mark that Caroline is aiming for.