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May 2012

Coal Porters rock Midlem

posted in: Events, Fundraising, News


Friday night saw the return of Sid Griffin and the Coal Porters to their favourite venue – Midlem Village Hall.  The place was packed in anticipation of a great evening – and we were not disappointed.  There were all the old favourites, some new songs from album to be released in September and an outrageous cover of Paint it Black (Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na…..)!!

There were many familiar faces in the audience from 18 months ago and we used the interval to update everyone on what Katie’s Trust has been doing – **newsletter**

For those of you who missed the gig but might be intrigued who the Coal Porters are then have a look at the website – Coal Porters.  And if you want a sample of their music then here is one of our favourites – Closing Time Genius.

Many thanks to Phil & Patricia (who sadly missed the gig), Midlem Hall Committee, the audience and especially the Coal Porters!  You helped us raise a fantastic £675!!

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May 2012

Newsletter – Spring 2012

posted in: Events, News

We wanted to bring you up-to-date with how we have been helping children and our fundraising:- KMT Newsletter May12

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Mar 2012

BIG cheque from Selkirk High School

posted in: Fundraising, News

Ann and I have just returned from the end of term assembly at Selkirk High School.  We were presented with a £2,000 cheque by the sixth year charity committee.  They have been busy all year with events like wear-what-you-want days and Christmas bazaar, culminating in a 10-mile sponsored walk.  We would like to say a big ‘thankyou’ to Fergus, the sixth years and everyone who supported them.

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Feb 2012

Katie’s Trust helps make a splash

posted in: News

We met a wee boy today with a #DIPG who isn’t able to get out and about.  We have been in contact with his mum & dad for a while, and have just hired a ‘birthing pool’ to allow him some relaxation and fun whenever he is able.  We are pleased we have been able to help the family in a small way.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed – this is truly Katie’s Trust in action.

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Dec 2011

Funding update

posted in: Fundraising, News

It’s been a weekend of good news on the funding front.  First of all we managed to get final total of £2,694 for Tap Heavy, which will rise to nearly £6,000 with Santander matched funds and Gift Aid!  A fantastic effort by all the dancers – our thanks again.  And then we opened the mail last night to discover that HMRC had finally paid out on all the Gift Aid accrued since 2010 – cheques worth £4,850! 

Really good news on the heels of our successful AGM this week, and helps keep the Trust in a strong financial position.

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