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Big Spring Sing

We’re delighted to announce that we raised £4038 at our Big Spring Sing which took place at Smithton Free Church on Friday 26 April 2019!

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Gaelic Video

The video that was launched at our crowdfunding campaign event has now been translated into Gaelic. You can watch it here: You can donate by

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An Là News Story

We were recently featured on BBC Alba’s ‘An Là’ news programme. Watch the report here: You can donate by visiting our GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/the-haven-appeal.

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£2500 Donation

Thank you to the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards who donated over £2500 to our Haven Appeal. Read more:

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Elsie Normington Foundation

Elsie Normington Foundation plans to build a specialist play centre, respite wing, community coffee shop and some supported housing for children and young adults with learning disabilities in Inverness. We need your help to raise £4 million for this project. You can donate by visiting www.gofundme.com/the-haven-appeal Young people need relevant facilities and services while parents need to be supported appropriately in their caring role. There are 1679 children with additional needs in school and 722 children who are registered disabled in Highland.
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington Foundation
We launched our new fundraising pack at our Volunteer Information Event last week! The pack contains a Welcome Letter, leaflets, a sponsorship form, a Standing Order form, stickers, balloons, bunting (on request), invite postcards and posters that you can customise to suit your event.

Have you got a fundraising idea? If you do, then email iain@havenappeal.org.uk or phone 07706148333 to order your fundraising pack and to discuss what else we can do to help.
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington Foundation
Follow these two simple steps to be in with your chance of winning Two 3-Day Adult Passes for the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which are worth a total of nearly £320:

1) Visit www.gofundme.com/the-haven-appeal and donate £10 for every prize draw ticket that you wish to purchase (i.e. £10 for 1 ticket, £20 for 2 tickets and so on). Make sure that you declare your name on the GoFundMe page (i.e. do not make an anonymous donation) so that we can see that you have donated.
2) Email iain@havenappeal.org.uk or message our page and provide us with your full name and the number of tickets that you have purchased. You will then be sent an e-ticket.

If you have any questions about our prize draw, please email iain@havenappeal.org.uk or phone 07706148333. You can find out more about the Haven Appeal by visiting www.havenappeal.org.uk.
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington Foundation
COMPETITION TIME
Want to be in with a chance of winning a voucher for the Castle Tavern in Inverness worth £35?

Thanks to the Castle Tavern who have donated this voucher which can be used to pay for a meal and drinks, all you need to do is:

1) ‘Like’ our page and ‘like’ this post
2) ‘Share’ this post
3) ‘Comment’ your name below

Our prize draw will take place on 8th July so make sure that you enter now!
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington was inspired to start her Foundation and launch the Haven Appeal as her adult son has a learning disability. She went from being a private piano teacher to a local and national influencer, lobbying for better services for disabled children and adults. Her book, the Silent Doorbell, gives a detailed account of her experiences.

Please visit her website at www.thesilentdoorbell.com to find out more information and to order your copy for just £6.50. All proceeds are donated to the Haven Appeal.
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington Foundation
Follow these two simple steps to be in with your chance of winning Two 3-Day Adult Passes for the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which are worth a total of nearly £320:

1) Visit www.gofundme.com/the-haven-appeal and donate £10 for every prize draw ticket that you wish to purchase (i.e. £10 for 1 ticket, £20 for 2 tickets and so on). Make sure that you declare your name on the GoFundMe page (i.e. do not make an anonymous donation) so that we can see that you have donated.
2) Email iain@havenappeal.org.uk or message our page and provide us with your full name and the number of tickets that you have purchased. You will then be sent an e-ticket.

If you have any questions about our prize draw, please email iain@havenappeal.org.uk or phone 07706148333. You can find out more about the Haven Appeal by visiting www.havenappeal.org.uk.
Elsie Normington Foundation
Elsie Normington Foundation
We’re looking for runners to take part in the Loch Ness Marathon (including 5k or 10k run) on behalf of the Elsie Normington Foundation and our Haven Appeal on 6th October 🏃‍♂️. If you are interested, please get in touch by emailing iain@havenappeal.org.uk or phoning 07706148333.

All of the money that you raise will go towards our target of £4 million which we require in order to build the Haven Centre. The Haven Centre will be Scotland’s first multi-purpose centre for children and young people with severe learning disabilities. It will be built in Smithton, Inverness. To find out more, please visit our website at www.havenappeal.org.uk.