Due to increased costs and lack of demand we no longer purchase Christmas cards to sell but thanks to JustGiving you can still buy SBH Scotland e-cards and share your message of support to friends and family this Christmas.
Thank you and Happy Christmas from everyone at SBH Scotland.
Two titans of Scottish rock, Travis and Del Amitri, have come together to release a Christmas charity single, with all proceeds going to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland.
Travis has given a festive makeover to one of Del Amitri’s most successful songs, ‘Nothing Ever Happens’. The single, which will be available for download pre-order from iTunes on 24 November, features sleigh bells and Fran Healy‘s soothing vocals.
The track will also feature on an album of Del Amitri covers, a brainchild of the band’s fan-base.
Through a social media campaign led by fans, and a personal blessing from Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie, a host of famous Scottish musicians and song-writers have collaborated to support the cause. Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue, Julie Fowlis and Tom McRae have all provided songs for the album; ‘Pasted Beyond Recognition’, named after lyrics from Del Amitri song ‘Surface Of The Moon’.
Fran Healy from Travis, said: “Nothing Ever Happens is a perfect song which is as relevant today as it was when it was written. I feel honoured to have been allowed to give it a shot. It’s never going to be as good as the original but it’s a decent effort. We hope it helps sell the CD.”
‘Pasted Beyond Recognition’ will be officially launched at a special celebration of music on Saturday 17 December 2016 at the Òran Mór in Glasgow with host Hardeep Singh Kohli. Justin Currie will be treating gig-goers to Del Amitri’s classics and will be joined by Tom McRae, Withered Hand, Blue Rose Code, Ranagri, Zervas & Pepper, Jill Jackson of Speedway and Kris Dollimore, who will all be performing their cover versions from the album. All proceeds from the event and album sales will also be donated to SBH Scotland.
Deborah Roe, Director of Fundraising for SBH Scotland, said: “We are grateful to the Del Amitri fans, Travis, Justin Currie and all of the fantastic musicians who have all generously come together to collaborate on this release. As a charity that is almost solely self-funded, the money and awareness raised will make a huge difference to the lives of those across Scotland affected by these lifelong, complex conditions. The launch gig will be the perfect end to our 50th anniversary celebrations.”
Tickets for the album launch gig are £25 and are available now from the Òran Mór website: http://oran-mor.co.uk
Fans can keep up to date with the latest news on the Del Amitri Fans Facebook Page www.facebook.com/delamitrifans and on Twitter by following @delamitrinews.
SBH Scotland are this year's nominated charity for North Lanarkshire Leisure's Christmas Cracker event on Sunday 4th December at Broadwood Stadium.
As nominated charity SBH Scotland have free places for any people wishing to make either a small donation (of any amount) or take part as a sponsored event.
Run, walk or jog but we'll all be dressing like Santa and jingling all the way for a fun 5k. Take part with friends or family or make new friends en route!
There's also a Toddler Dash for the children so activity for all the family.
To get your free place for the event call us on 03455 211 600 for your code and then enter online. Alternatively email us your details and we'll get back to you.
We only have a limited number of free places and they're available on a first come first served basis, so ho ho hurry!
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, has been named National Charity of the Year by a host of judges and scooped up three other accolades at this year’s Charity Champions Awards.
The awards, which are judged by an independent panel who include the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), were set up to recognise and reward the country’s charitable sector and they announced the winners at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow, during a glitzy ceremony.
Charity Champions CEO Warren Paul and event organisers at Paramount Creative said,
"We are delighted that Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, have won National Charity of the Year. They do such an amazing job and work tirelessly for their cause and that is why we are so honored to celebrate their hard work."
SBH Scotland were awarded four awards in total including the top gong, National Charity of the Year. Its chairperson, Dr Margo Whiteford, was awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award for her dedication to raising awareness of disabililty over the past 50 years.
A group of SBH Scotland fundraisers in Peterhead also won Volunteers of the Year, for their continued support and unique fundraising efforts.
Finally, SBH Scotland was announced as runner-up for Disability Charity of the Year.
Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland, said: “We’re honoured to win National Charity of the Year, as well as recognise Margo for all her achievement and commitment to improving lives over three decades. She inspires us daily and is a driving force behind everything we’re able to achieve.
“Our Peterhead ladies are also well deserving and we are grateful to everyone who sponsors, donates and volunteers to help us on our mission.
“We’ve just celebrated the 50th year of SBH Scotland and it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in half a century and we’re proud to be recognised for the specialist work we provide across the country.”
For winter 2016 to 2017, the Warm Home Discount Scheme from many utility companies is now starting to open and you could be getting £140 off your electricity bill.
This is a scheme where money may be paid from a utility company (if they're part of the scheme) to people who are on low incomes, a disability or have children with health issues (as long as they fulfill the qualifying criteria).Many of you will already know about the scheme OR some may think you're not eligible but it really is worth checking with us as we've already helped many people who thought they couldn't apply.
- Is your current supplier listed below? If yes, then call the SBH Scotland Financial Support Service to look at the criteria.
- If you meet the criteria, you can apply directly or we can help you with that.
Fuel providers involved: Atlantic, Bristol Energy, British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF Energy, E-On, Equipower (Ebico), Equigas (Ebico), Extra Energy, First Utility, GB Energy, Manweb (see Scottish Power), M & S Energy, Npower, Our Power, OVO, Sainsburys Energy (see British Gas), Scottish Gas (see British Gas), Scottish Power, Southern Electric, SSE, SWALEC, Utilita, Utility Warehouse
If you don’t know who your supplier is, would like some more information about the scheme or if you have another fuel related issue, please contact our Helpline on 03455 211 300 or Email us
The SBH Scotland Finance Support Service is available to anyone in Scotland affected by hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida and their family/carers.