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Volunteer David running the Edinburgh Men’s 10k

October 25, 2017
David is a valued Volunteer here at Camphill Blair Drummond. Since 2003 he has been a long term befriender to Graham, one of our residents. In 2015 his commitment to Graham
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Annual Bike Safari

June 16, 2017
Our annual Bike Safari was a huge success this year and our final total raised, including gift aid is a fantastic £2300. Next years event is going to be even bigger
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Celebrating Volunteers Week

Last week we celebrated Volunteers Week by thanking all our local volunteers and co-worker with personal messages and cards from our students and staff.  A massive heartfelt thank you to all who give so
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Congratulations Melissa McIlquham!

May 24, 2017
Melissa completed The Stirling Marathon in an amazing time of 4 hours 13 minutes. She has raised a fantastic £932.50 for Camphill Blair Drummond, beating her original target of £500. You can
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Linden House Development Update

May 12, 2017
The major refurbishment of Linden House is now finished. The house has been completed to the same high standards as our new houses built over the last four years, with
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Our Agility Trail opens to much excitement!

May 8, 2017
As part of our Multi Use Activity Area, an Agility Trail was constructed along Oak Alley, including Balance Beams, Swing and Hammocks, a Cargo Net and of course, everyone's favourite...The Zip
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40th Birthday 40k Challenge

May 26, 2016
It's our 40th birthday on 18 June 2016!  We have set ourselves a challenge to raise £40,000 by getting 40,000 people to donate £1 or more to give our Community a
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Help us win a £25,000 donation thanks to MasterCard!

March 31, 2016
Sainsbury's night colleague Ronnie is running the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Camphill Blair Drummond on 24th April 2016. Virgin Money Giving have teamed up with MasterCard to give
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Advent Sale raises over £10,000

January 7, 2016
Despite a very wet and windy afternoon, our fabulous supporters braved the horrible conditions to come to our Advent Sale. Our unique, handmade items, all made in our community workshops were on
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Autumn Bazaar Update

Our Autumn Bazaar at Camphill Blair Drummond, co-ordinated by Chuffs, raised just over £5,500 in October 2015.  The event, sponsored by J Thomson Colour Printers, Blair Drummond Safari Park and Morrisons was
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An amazing £900 raised from Garden Tea

August 8, 2014
A big thank you to Jeanie, Jean, Elma, Ena and Carolyn for raising an amazing £900 from their Garden Tea
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Achieved!

July 29, 2014
It’s good to stop again and look at some of the things that people within our community have achieved in recent months. It’s easy to forget how far we have
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A volunteers story…

Jan Harbidge visited Camphill Blair Drummond during one of our open days last Summer, when we were showing people our new houses and workshops. She was ‘bowled over’ by the
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Pancake Day!

Every year at Camphill Blair Drummond, we come together as a community to celebrate Pancake Day in the traditional manner. We celebrate by holding pancake races up and down the
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Can you nominate Camphill Blair Drummond at your workplace?

Sandy Harrison, parent of day student, Elaine Harrison at Camphill Blair Drummond, did just that and helped to raise a fantastic £1,000 for the Appeal. Sandy Harrison works for Total Elgin,
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Development at Camphill Blair Drummond

The Development Plan at Camphill Blair Drummond is progressing well. The Capital Development Plan was designed around several key phases of building activity. The aim of the first and second
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ANIMALTASTIC’ UPDATE – We are the People’s Millions Winner!

Residents and staff were glued to their TV screens on Monday 25 November 2013 to see Camphill Blair Drummond’s National Lottery: People’s Millions pitch for £48,000 to fund facilities to
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New Parklands Houses taking shape

July 18, 2014
We are all very excited to watch our new Parklands Houses take shape. Our two brand new care homes are due to be open in the new year, but are
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2015 London Marathon Place available- Run for Camphill Blair Drummond!

July 14, 2014
We are very excited to announce that we have a London Marathon place available to take part in next years London Marathon on 26th April 2015! The London Marathon is an
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Garden Afternoon a Great Success

July 7, 2014
A big thank you to Jeanie, Elma, Carolyn, Jean and Ena who organised a fantastic afternoon tea to raise money for the Appeal. The sun shone, and it was a lovely afternoon
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30 years of Volunteers’ Week: Celebrating our volunteers at Camphill Blair Drummond!

June 5, 2014
1-7 June 2014 To mark Volunteers’ Week 2014, which runs from 1-7 June we wanted to say a massive thank you to all our amazing volunteers! Volunteers play an integral role in
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Charity of the Year partnership with Dobbies Stirling a big success!

May 12, 2014
The Stirling Dobbies store chose Camphill Blair Drummond as their Charity of the year and raised a fantastic £1,035.   The money was raised in a variety of ways including basketry, pottery and
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HSBC raises funds for Camphill Blair Drummond

May 2, 2014
HSBC Stirling chose Camphill Blair Drummond as their charity of the year for their annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh on Wednesday 22nd January and raised a smashing £5,011.20 for the Appeal.   The
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Camphill Blair Drummond Celebrates Donation from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

March 12, 2014
Camphill Blair Drummond is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund. Elsie Riley, Regional Fundraising Manager, says: “This donation from the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund couldn’t
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Shopping that makes a difference!

February 26, 2014
Camphill Blair Drummond decided to join in the craze for Swishing parties, by holding our very own to raise money for our charity. We held our Swishing party on Thursday 30th
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People’s Millions Winner!

February 12, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that Camphill Blair Drummond have won the People’s Millions Vote! £48,000 for our ‘Animaltastic’ project The £48,000 will enable us to introduce facilities to keep animals which
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Please help us win £48,000 for Camphill Blair Drummond

November 21, 2013
We are delighted to tell everyone that our project ‘Animaltastic’ has been chosen for the National Lottery: People’s Millions. We will be featuring on STV today Monday 25th November and if
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Big support from Crerar Hotels

February 1, 2013
We were delighted to welcome Donald Henderson, Marketing Manager of Crerar Hotels, to our community on a grey day last October. Residents Leanne and John were on hand to help take ownership of
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Join our Friends Scheme and Support our Appeal

Here at Camphill Blair Drummond we have recently launched our new Friends Scheme, asking for people to help with our Appeal by giving regular donations. The Appeal has so far focused
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Why I became a Friend of CBD

January 29, 2013
Katie Cleary recently became a Friend of Camphill Blair Drummond (CBD)   Q:  How do you know about CBD?  A:  I’ve always been quite close to my oldest brother, Dom. He has been a
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Development progress on the new houses

Our four new workshops are making a real difference in the day to day life and work of everyone at Camphill Blair Drummond. No longer just buildings, they have been transformed
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New workshops change lives

Our new Craft and In Touch workshops have now been up and running since late summer. We are already seeing the positive effects that the new purpose built workshops are
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Camphill Residents take part in PhotoTrails Project

August 10, 2012
Residents at Camphill Blair Drummond have recently been involved in the PhotoTrails initiative: www.phototrails.org. The project hopes to identify local walks suitable for users of all abilities. Read more.
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Elsie Joins Appeal Team

July 18, 2012
There are changes afoot in our Appeal team. Our Appeal Manager, Charlotte Bray, has now been here for two years. Her fundraising work during the ‘silent phase’ of our appeal
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New workshops complete

The Development continues to take shape with progress being made all the time. Our new Craft and In Touch workshops have been completed and everyone is delighted with the new building.
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Stobshiel House Opens Garden

Stobshiel House in East Lothian opened up their gardens to the public as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to raise funds for the Appeal. The event included two evening garden
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Craigforth’s Got Talent

Prudential and Capita both based on the Craigforth site just a couple of miles from Camphill Blair Drummond, recently held a “Craigforth’s Got Talent” night to raise money for  our
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Camphill at Downing Street Reception

November 25, 2011
September was an exciting month for Camphill Blair Drummond. A group of staff, volunteers and residents visited 10 Downing Street for an evening reception hosted by Samantha Cameron. You can
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Summer Newsletter Out

July 26, 2011
Read about the latest progress on the development, Appeal fundraising activity and Student and Resident news in TOGETHER our summer newsletter.
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Camphill wins £50,000 from People’s Millions

December 15, 2010
We are delighted to announce that Camphill Blair Drummond was successful on People's Millions and has been awarded £50,000 from the National Lottery! Thank you to everyone who voted for
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Autumn -Winter newsletter out now

The autumn - winter issue of TOGETHER, our newsletter is now available on-line... Download a copy here - togethernewsletter2.
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Camphill awarded £1 million

July 8, 2010
Scottish Investment Fund award Camphill £1m. Read the front page story in the Stirling Observer, 25th June.
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Canoeing was a great success

Residents and day students loved the canoeing activity we organised at the beginning of April so we have organised more dates in the summer! View photos.
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New website launched

May 18, 2009
On 18th May 2009 this new website for Camphill Blair Drummond was launched with a theme of living, working and growing together. We hope you will agree that the new
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Camphill at Transitions 2009

April 21, 2009
On 21st April 2009, Camphill Blair Drummond attended the first Transitions Conference organised by Camphill Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government. This conference provided an opportunity for national dialogue
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December 17, 2000
STOP PRESS We are thrilled to announce that we won the People's Millions vote. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. Upcoming Events: Advent Sale, Saturday 7th December, 1-4pm at Camphill Blair Drummond    
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