Monthly Archives: January 2018

Women’s Group Afternoon Tea in Glasgow

Thank you to those who joined us on Saturday for afternoon tea at the Carlton George Hotel in Glasgow. It was a brilliant opportunity to have a good catch up, talk about our panels for the Quilt Project, chat about the Women’s Booth, all over some mouth-watering snacks and litres of tea.

We were presented with some sandwiches, scones and an assortment of very sweet desserts which all went down a treat!

The atmosphere was abounding in positivity and it was immensely encouraging and heartening to hear how everyone’s panels were coming along for the Quilt Project and to see how excited everyone is for the Women’s Booth.

Whilst at the afternoon tea, it was announced that the Glasgow Centre is going to donate £1,000 to the Women’s Booth at Congress. We are blown away by the kindness and generosity of the Glasgow Centre and are hugely thankful and appreciative of their support. This is a significant year with Congress coming to Glasgow and this donation will make a substantial difference. Thank you, Glasgow Centre!

Panels coming together for the Quilt Project

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Ideas were bountiful yesterday at the sewing session in Glasgow and much progress was made on our panels.

Our honorary President, Susan Warren, brought along some beautiful fabric from Malawi which will make up part of the backing of the finished quilt, as well as some of the leaves that will go on the tree centrepiece. This fabric symbolises the strength of the partnership between Haemophilia Scotland and our friends in Malawi and will be a nice addition to the quilt.

So far, we’ve received panels from the USA, India, England and Scotland and look forward to receiving more in time for the January 31 deadline. When you’ve finished your panel, please send it to our office:

Haemophilia Scotland
Fourth Floor, Hayweight House
23 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh EH3 9DQ

We’re hoping to put together a book that would accompany the quilt which would give a bit more information about each of the panels. Would you please include a photo of yourself and a paragraph about you and what your panel represents and means to you.  Feel free to include this with your panel when you send it in, or you could separately send it to alex@haemophilia.scot.

We are very excited to see your panels and what the end result of this international collaborative effort will look like!

RAISE FUNDS WHILE YOU SHOP – IT WON’T COST YOU A PENNY!

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Before you click “buy” on that last minute Valentine’s Day gift, did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for Haemophilia Scotland? At easyfundraising, there are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra! To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Head for the Haemophilia Scotland easyfundraising page and sign up for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Haemophilia Scotland and it won’t cost you a penny extra!

Please help us raise as much as possible – there are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support!

The sky’s the limit!

On January 6, 2018, Chris Bombardier proved that “ain’t no mountain high enough” for people affected by a bleeding disorder, having scaled Mt Vinson in Antarctica. It was the final mountain on his ambitious quest to climb the highest mountain on every continent of the world.

Chris became the first person with haemophilia to summit Mt Vinson in Antarctica and thus joined a group of just over 400 people who have accomplished the “7 Summits”.

Chris has smashed the stereotype that his condition has limited his lifestyle. Instead, he’s used it to show that he can lead a full, adventurous life. He’s a massive inspiration and we reckon Chris should try knock off the tallest mountain in the UK: Ben Nevis, right here in Scotland!

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