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We are delighted that Gilson Gray have chosen the Teapot Trust to be its Charity of the Year.  Together, we can continue to make a real difference to the lives of over 3000 children and their families across Scotland and in London.
We know that Gilson Gray’s staff will be undertaking a range of imaginative fundraising activities as well as providing us with some much appreciated business skills and advice, and we thank them for all the hard work they will no doubt put into the coming year’s partnership.

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How delicious do these cakes look!? One of our wonderful supporters, from Ink-Global, held a tea party fundraiser in her office and raised over £300 for us! Thank you!!!

Fancy doing one too? Send us an email on info@teapot-trust.org and we will send you a fundraising pack!

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We were really excited to celebrate our official opening at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on the 3rd of February 2015 with ambassador John Byrne and the Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire.

“The teapot trust is a great addition to our multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology team. The use of art therapy has the potential to greatly support our children and their families as they come to terms with their diagnosis and ongoing treatment.” – Dr Freeman

“I was very impressed by the professionalism and sensitivity of the art therapist working for the Teapot Trust in Raigmore Hospital.” – Donald Cameron, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire

Thanks to the staff at Raigmore Hosptial, our art therapist Nicola, the families at the clinic, John Byrne, the Lord Lieutenant, the Highland news and STV who helped to make the day a great success.

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In November 2014, we were invited to start providing art therapy to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, which is the first time that the charity has worked outside of Scotland.

Speaking about the Teapot Trust’s expansion, Laura said, “We are reaching more of the children who need our help the most, but our job isn’t finished. Our aim is to continue to expand the charity and provide more art therapists around the country.”

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We were so excited to celebrate our 4th birthday at The George Hotel on the 30th of October with some of our supporters. Thank you everyone who came along and made it a fantastic night! Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

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Laura Young, our founder, has won the coveted Tesco Charitable Mum of the Year award. The Tesco Mum of the Year awards honour women who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others and are a wonderful way to recognise ordinary mums who do extraordinary things. We are all so pround of Laura for this wonderful achievment and for the national recognition of all she has achieved at the Teapot Trust. Read more about Laura on the Tesco Living website.

Thank you so much to the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Sadie Docherty, for her continued support of the Teapot Trust. The Lord Provost visited our Yorkhill art-as-therapy project on Friday to present a cheque to Laura Young. The £4,500 donation will ensure this valuable drop-in service can continue in Glasgow and provide more children with the opportunity to access art therapy at Yorkhill Hospital. The money was raised through a fundraising evening at Haggs Castle Golf Club last year so thank you to all our golfing supporters who have shown such generosity and interest in the Teapot Trust.