Bo'ness Real Ale Appreciation Society

Donations made from Bo'ness Ale Festival
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:16

Donations made from 2010 festival!

Bosom Buds of Scotland

Bosom Buds are a recently formed voluntary charity (October 2009) based in West Lothian.

Formed by a group of friends as a result of two members being affected by tumors, they were inspired to help by raising money and awareness. They donate funds to St Johns Oncology Unit, cancer research and the supply of real hair wigs.

BRAAS considered this an extremely good cause and donated £2000, which will allow them to further their good work.

Joint Dementia Initiative

The Joint Dementia Initiative works to maintain or improve the quality of life for those of any age who have memory problems, as well as their families and carers, by providing person-centered services to meet individual needs.

The Joint Dementia Initiative provides support to enable people to live as long as possible in their own homes, with the aim of being innovative and creative in responding to the needs of people their families and carers.

BRAAS gave £175 to help them with their good work.

The Tuesday Club

The Tuesday Club is a Day Care for folks with Dementia in Bo’ness and the time they spend with them allows their carers some much needed time to themselves.

The attendees enjoy a variety of activities including excursions, bingo, crafts, bowls and lots of singing.

It is mainly run by volunteers and meets in St Andrews Church every Tuesday, thus the name “The Tuesday Club”

BRAAS donated £175 to help them with their good work.

Strathcarron Hospice

BRAAS are sure everyone is aware of the excellent work that the hospice does for the terminally ill and their families.

The donation of £150 was given through Bo’ness Community Constable, Davie Purves, who along with colleagues and friends, participated in a 24 hour golf marathon at Tulliallan Golf Club.

During the hours of darkness they used special illuminated golf balls and glow sticks were used to mark out the greens and fairways. They hope to raise in the region of £3000 and are well on their way!

Additional donations

On top of the above there was an additional £420 donated between Friends of Kinneil, Bo’ness Victorian Street Fair and Bosom Buds of Scotland just after last years festival.

This was revenue from the barrels of ale they sponsored making a total of £2920 going to worthy causes from last year's festival.



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