As more regular readers might know I've been able to offer my help directly to charitable causes in the past, such as the John Hartson Foundation and Sense Scotland as well as indirectly through supporting other events.
Anyway, not that i'm one to blow my own trumpet (well, I am, otherwise, what's the point of this blog!) I've managed to squeeze in a couple more trips to the charity counter.
Last Saturday saw me up at the Fernhill Community Centre, where a young ballroom dancer had put together a night in aid of Alzheimer's Scotland. This was a very personal event for Heather, with her gran and grandad in the audience and being presented by Janine, the lady running the home where they were cared for. Other members of the audience were also there with their parents and families to support the cause. Heather and her fellow dancers put on a well choreographed display of ballroom and latin dancing with an array of costumes much to everyone's entertainment. I even won an Arran Aromatics gift set in the raffle!
There's some pictures of the dancers at work here
You can support Alzheim'er Scotland through Heather's Just Giving Page.
This Saturday will be another trip, probably than in more than one sense of the word, up to Glasgow. This time I will be attending and taking pictures at Rachael's Mad Hatter's Tea Party in aid of Cancer Research. She also has a Just Giving Page if you can't make it along on the day, I'd encourage you to donate in this great cause. The day promises to be a riot of mad costumes, mad makeup, mad hatters and assorted mayhem, all in the close confines of Megabytes in Glasgow. As well as me taking pictures there'll be video highlights and other assorted goings on. Plus Tea, which has of course been the ingredient that made my wife to decide to come along, being an incurable tea jenny. I've seen Rachael working long and hard on building lots of props and items for the event and I can see it easily spilling out into the widerr world, so say hi if you see the Cheshire Cat or Tweedle Dee in passing. There will of course be a lot of pictures from this event!
Next week I'll be away for a few days covering an event in France (yes, I get to travel too!), but normal communications should be restored by Sunday the 8th May and thoguh I may be slower than usual to respond, I will try to get back to folk as quick as I can while away.