We are continually touched by the incredible generosity of our supporters. Here’s a snapshot of how you have helped the people we support over the past year.
105,488 The number of direct debit gifts Quarriers received during the year. These regular gifts help us to plan and respond to changing needs so that we can be there for those who need us in the future.
7,231 cash donations received in the year, which enable Quarriers to respond to the immediate needs of those we support.
2,493 gifts received through our Box of Hope appeal in 2015, providing 869 Starter, Christmas, Emergency and Moving On packs to help young people turn their lives around.
936 gifts given to our Summer Appeal. Through this, 854 children were able to try new experiences, make happy memories and make new friends.
22 – the number of gifts received from Wills, totaling £680,085.
Our packed programme of events offers a range of opportunities to get together and have fun while raising money for Quarriers. Whether you host a table at our Ladies Lunch or come along to our Christmas Fayre, your support means a great deal to us and helps us to continue providing life-changing support.
Quarriers ever-popular Noel Lunch marked its 22nd year with a programme of fine food and entertainment at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. Comedian Fred MacAulay returned as guest speaker, along with entertainment from the Singer Swingers, helping Quarriers to raise an incredible £80,000 in one afternoon!
Quarriers held its second Ladies Lunch in February with special guest speaker Judy Murray, who was interviewed on stage by broadcaster Rhona McLeod. 260 guests attended the event, which took place in the stunning Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, and the afternoon raised in excess of £14,000.
Quarriers Christmas Fayre, held in Kilmacolm Community Centre, has become a Christmas tradition and once again gave shoppers the chance to pick up unique gifts and get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Santa’s Grotto, raising £3,347.
The Festival of Choirs also returned to Princes Square in December, with choirs from schools, churches and community groups keeping shoppers entertained with carols.
Quarriers inaugural Sportsman’s Dinner took place at The Chartroom, Kip Marina, Inverkip, in September, with special guest speakers Jim Delahunt, Alan Rough and Andy Cameron keeping guests laughing all evening.
Quarriers Annual Golf Day at Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort took place in August, with teams competing and battling some torrential rain! The team from T Gilmour Decorators took home the trophy, and the event raised £8,472.
From sponsored cycles to climbing mountains, our supporters love a challenge! This is just a selection of their amazing fundraising efforts this year
Jimmy Wilson took part in an incredible six-hour stationary cycle in Tesco in Buckie, covering 78 miles and raising £400 for Quarriers Epilepsy Fieldwork Service.
St Columba’s School in Kilmacolm selected Quarriers as its Charity of the Year and raised a fantastic £2,000 through fundraising activities including bake sales, sporting events, bucket collections and sponsored events.
William Jackson and Danny McNeill completed the entire 96 miles of The West Highland Way this summer, battling midges and blisters all the way. Cheered on by their mascot, Wilfred the Duck, they raised over £250 for Quarriers Lyssenmore Service.
Mandy Cordiner marked Purple Day in March by dyeing her hair purple and shaving it off, raising £600 for Quarriers Epilepsy Fieldwork Service.
The Masonic Lodge in Stonehaven held a fundraising dinner dance and raised £3,150 for Quarriers Epilepsy Support Group in the area.
Abby, Joel, Dan and Chris cycled 500 miles around the north coast of Scotland in memory of Abby’s brother Steff who had been supported by Quarriers Riverview and Countryview Services. They completed the 500-mile cycle in just over a week, inspired by Steff’s favourite song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers, and raised over £5,000!