Category Archives: random acts of kindness

Branching Out Award Ceremony with Earth for Life

Thanks again for the donation of warm drinks cups and spoons for the Branching Out Award Ceremony.

We held the ceremony in Shielburn woods, Rosewell with participants, their families, the Occupational Therapists, Support Workers, Colin Beattie SNP MSP and Nathalie Moriarty from the Forestry Commission.  We had a great afternoon with soup and music and everyone was suitably impressed with the work Vegware is doing!

Stanwick WI fundraising cake sale

Sending you a selection of photos from our event on Sunday.  Raunds and Stanwick WIs provided cream teas at the Mayor’s Show in Raunds and raised funds for the local Firefighters Charity.

Many customers were impressed by the compostable cutlery that you kindly donated free of charge.

We had a really good day.  Thanks once again for your generosity.

Wild Futures Supporter’s Day

Primate welfare and conservation charity, Wild Futures relies heavily on the support and good-will of people to raise funds. As a way of saying thank you, every year Wild Futures hosts a Supporter’s Day, at their flagship project, The Monkey Sanctuary in Looe, Cornwall. The day involves a free lunch, talks and tours around the site to see the rescued monkeys, games, information about the charity, and a special thank you from the director, Rachel Hevesi.

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Elizabeth’s work experience in South Africa

I have come back from South Africa, from a profound working experience piloting my project ‘Let’sMove’ in Durban and Rural Ingwavuma in KwaZulu-Natal.

MY BEST STORY THAT SHOWS THE OUTCOME OF PROJECT LETS MOVE

A boy, 6 years old (but the socio-emotional development of a 4-year-old compared to where we are from the west). When I first met him he was angry, impatient, unfocussed and wild. Hitting other children, hardly using language, screaming if he wanted something or pointing. After 2 days I saw a big change in him, he was more calm and focussed, I got his attention. After 4 days he started helping the younger and smaller children in his class and when he learnt something new he would show them. After 6 days he was showing affection. After 2 weeks he started to use correct language, asking for things and saying thank you. After 2 weeks he came running with pictures, letters, anything he could find and asking me what it was all named in English and he would teach me the Zulu words. After 7 weeks (and this amazed me), he showed HE wanted affection. He would stand very still in front of me. Then all of a sudden jump in my lap and wanted to be cradled like a baby and I had to rub his hair and tummy. He let this happen for a good 5 minutes when he jumped off and went gently to a little girl (who shows all the signs of being abused), looked at her, she gave non-verbal permission) and picked her up to give her such a genuine, honest and gentle cuddle.

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Balerno Fairtrade Village Group Breakfast

UnknownOn behalf of Balerno Fairtrade Village Group, I wanted to write to thank you for Vegware’s very generous support of our annual Fairtrade event which this year was on 5 March 2016.  The Big Balerno Fairtrade Breakfast, craft and coffee morning was very well attended and although it was intended primarily to raise awareness of Fairtrade initiatives and fairly traded products, with your help, we have been able to raise £550 which will be shared between Mary’s Meals and the Manzini Trust (Swaziland), founders of a long-established project with street children and producers called Eswatini Kitchen.

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Indonesian Food Festival

Indonesian Food Festival 2016 was successfully held in Teviot Debating Hall, University of Edinburgh considering time and budget constrained faced during the preparation. We have attracted 280 people, both students and families with children living in Edinburgh. We have introduced various dishes of Indonesia, as well as performed Indonesia traditional Saman dance and medley of folklore songs.

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Dig-In’s Soup Saturday!

Dig In is a community-owned and supported, not-for-profit greengrocer in Edinburgh who supply locally-sourced produce and foster community spirit. Recently they held an event, Soup Saturday, where Vegware were pleased to be able to donate cups for soup samples to be given out to warm freezing hands on a cold February morning in Scotland. 

Crisis Christmas party

Guests have tea and coffee
Guests have tea and coffee

Thanks you to the Vegware Community Fund for supporting our Crisis at Chriatmas event with a generours donation of plates, bowls and cutlery. At the event we welcomed 347 individual guests over Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Days, many of whom came along on more than one day.  There were 890 hot meals served and volunteers enabled guests to enjoy 114 haircuts, 47 massages, 82 podiatry, 34 physiotherapy, 26 natural healing treatments.  Lots of guests enjoyed a range of performances, playing board games and doing arts activities and workshops.