Category Archives: News

Two Western Riders take to the Great Glen in aid of Sandpiper Trust

Western riders, Sandra and Iain Loder from Aberdeenshire will be riding their horses along the Great Glen Way this August, from Fort William to Inverness in aid of the Sandpiper Trust . Iain (aged 13) and his Mum will be riding unaided for the 70 miles, which should take 5 days. All essential kit, including tent, sleeping bags, food, waterproofs!! and lots of midge spray!! Read More →

Robin Maitland

Robin Maitland, husband of Claire Maitland, trustee of The Sandpiper Trust and father to Harry, Cara, Anna and Jack has spent the last 6 months in hospital in a critical condition.  Our trustees meeting are not the same and we  hope that he will shortly be back in the re-hab unit in Aberdeen where we will be able to hold our trustees meetings in future. The Read More →

Angie Steer at Inverness Pilot Scheme presentation

  Angie Steer with family of Elsie McPherson, attends presentation at Raigmore  for the Inverness Truama Pilot Scheme led by Dr Luke Regan and part funded by The Sandpiper Trust.

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The Inverness Trauma Pilot Project

Aly and Penny Dickson were  pleased to attend a presentation event for the Inverness Trauma Pilot Project. Angie Steer and friends and family also attended as they had raised funds for The Sandpiper Trust in memory of their friend Elsie McPherson. Dr Luke Regan , who is heading this project , gave us a summary of the progress of the scheme and also introduced us to  Read More →

8th August 2015 – The Lanrick Challenge -” Embrace it, Survive it.”

www.lanrickchallenge.com  to enter this exhilarating, 6 or 12 K. Obstacle Mud Run.  Not to be missed, sign up today.

Bittersweet Marathon runner raises funds

A great friend of Sandy Dickson’s, Tom Birkbeck, took to the streets of London in an ambitious bid to  complete the race despite sustaining a painful knee injury.   His efforts were not in vain.  He raised an incredible £6344.26  although he was unable to complete the  marathon.  We are extremely grateful to Tom and his supporters.  We know how gruelling marathon running can be and Read More →

Graeme Ramage visits Isle of Coll

The Sandpiper Trust supported the  community resilence project on Coll by part funding their defibrillators and sending Graeme on a two day visit to the island. From the 7th to the 9th of April this year I had the pleasure of visiting the Island of Coll to help with their community resilience scheme and provide some resuscitation workshops for the island population.   Hosted by Read More →

Buckie 6 harbour Walk

Buckie Six Harbour Walk

A massive thank you to the Buckie Rotary Club and the 480 participants in their Buckie Six Harbour Walk last Sunday 3rd May. Fingers crossed the Scottish weather didn’t dampen their enthusiasm to raise sponsorship, to benefit all three nominated charities. Thanks also to our volunteers who gave up their Sunday to helps us raise awareness and funds for Sandpiper.

Stirling Ball – Dec 2014

Thanks goes to  the organisers of The Stirling Ball, held at Christmas time in the Albert Hall in Stirling.  They raised an amazing  £1850  .

RICS Aberdeen Dinner raises £3130 for The Sandpiper Trust

The Sandpiper Trust would like to say a massive thank you to the RICS Aberdeen dinner organisers and attendees last Friday 27th March. They raised an amazing £3130 through their raffle which will help us continue our work in the North East of Scotland and begin our new project Sandpiper Wildcat later this year.