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Twelve more Sandpiper bags distributed

The following bags were approved at our November Trustees meeting. Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary Alva Medical Practice Strachur Medical Practice Selkirk Medical Practice Townhead Practice – Montrose Fortrose Medical Practice Strathpeffer Medical Practice Armadale Medical Practice The Medical Centre – Inverness Aberdeen Group Practice – Isle of Lewis Riverside Medical Practice – Inverness

Santa's Groto at Torphins

Santa’s Grotto/ Torphins

Claire Maitland  spent a day   at Platform 22, Torphins where a group of excited,although many apprehensive, primary and pre-school characters ventured into Santa’s grotto to share jokes, and make general enquires as to what he was up to at this time of year. Santa’s eyes nearly popped out on stalks when a very dainty 3 year old dressed in pink from head to foot told Read More →

4 BASICS responders attend RTC

4 BASICS responders treat trapped patient

3 BASICS Doctors (Drs Alex Colinson, Alan Copland & John Ferris) attended a serious RTC on the A92 in Fife on Monday. Working with the Scottish Ambulance Service (including BASICS paramedic Andy Walker) they treated a critically injured patient trapped in a car providing analgesia, sedation and chest surgery. With the Tayside Trauma Team present, the patient was anaesthetised and flown to Ninewells Hospital by Read More →

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Basics Scotland Team takes on 165ft abseil for The Sandpiper Trust

On October 21st, a team from BASICS Scotland including Kirsty Laird, Chelsee Henderson, Lynne Malpass and Graeme Ramage will be taking on the Forth Rail Bridge and abseiling the 165ft drop (we have calculated that this will be 33 times the height of Chelsee!!). All money raised will be going to the worthwhile cause of The Sandpiper Trust, a charity dedicated to providing rural doctors, Read More →

Adam Galloway – Edinburgh Marathon 27th May 2012

Adam Galloway is taking on another  challenge for the Sandpiper Trust.  He is in training at the moment  and is looking for a bit of sponsorship.  His justgiving site is   so feel free to have a look and give him words of encouragement .  Thank you Adam.

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Another photo to temp you!

West Perthshire Pony Club

West Perthshire Ponyclub disco and merchandise

A disco at Blair Drummond hall  saw the arrival of a new line in fashion wear. Brandishing the Sandpiper logo the ponyclub members put on a funky fashion show.  The (very bad) photo here  is to give you a taste of things to come.  We will shortly have a gallery with a selection of garments which you will be able to order direct from the Read More →

Santa cuddly toy

Santa raises funds in Meg’s Attic, Banchory

A relaxed Santa helped raise £40 over the Christmas holidays and the winner of the competition was Rachel Stewart.  Thanks goes to Santa and Meg’s Attic.

Prestonfield Ball

Sandpiper at Prestonfield raised £26,000

I am sure that all the guests who attended this event would agree that it was a wonderful evening.  Emily  and Will Sandwell and their commitee did a brilliant job. At the beginning of the evening Dr Richard Lyons gave a stirring presentation about the work of the trust. Bernard Williams entertained us, as well as raising a huge amount of money at the charity Read More →

Doune Antique to host valuation day

The Scottish Antique and Arts Centre at Doune held a Valuation Day on the 4th June 2010. They did this event 3 years ago and it was a huge success for the customers, antique dealers and for the publicity of the centre. They charged a £1 for every antique which was brought in for valuation and all the funds raised went to The Sandpiper Trust. Read More →