Burns Night

25th January 2022

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Whether you’re Scottish or Scots at heart, it’s time to tartan up for Burns Night and plan the perfect party!

As people across Scotland gather together to celebrate the life of the Bard, what better opportunity is there to support a Scottish charity and help people in your local community?

Whether you’re staying in for a Burns supper with family and friends either at home or over Zoom or you are planning a shindig for the whole community, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help your Burns Night go with a bang.

If you choose to fundraise for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as part of your Burns Night celebrations, you’ll be helping people across Scotland live their lives to the full after they return home from hospital.

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Planning to host your very own Burns Night celebration? Our FREE fundraising pack is full of ideas, tips and downloadable materials, with everything you need to make your night as special and Scottish as possible.

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If you’re attending a Burns Supper or event with your local club or community group, you can get involved too! Here are a few easy fundraising ideas to help you raise money on this special occasion. With your help this Burns Night, people with chest, heart and stroke conditions can do more than survive – they can really live.

  • Entry fee – Ask guests to pay a small entry fee to join your Burns Night event, and donate the proceeds to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
  • Collection cans or online collection – Place some collection cans or buckets at your Burns Supper and encourage your guests to donate their loose change or ask them to donate to your online collection.
  • Fun and games – Host a game, quiz or competition as part of your Burns Night celebrations (download our fundraising pack for some ideas!) and charge each guest £1 to take part.
  • Raffle – Ask local businesses to give items for a raffle and donate proceeds from the tickets to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

Looking for more ideas, or need some help to make your Burns Night fundraising plans a reality? We’d love to help! Just get in touch with your local fundraiser today.

You’ll be helping people like Troy

“The fight really starts as you try to come to terms with what has happened when you are at home on your own.”

Former Royal Marine Commando Troy suffered a stroke last year which changed his life forever.

“I was only 52 years old. You never imagine a stroke can happen to you or your loved one. We were in shock,” he says.

Troy fought hard to recover, but he felt so stressed and anxious while trying to come to terms with what had happened.

“The stress and strain began to tell on me. No one had told me you can get depressed after a stroke.”

But then everything changed when he met our stroke nurse Audrey. Not only did she give Troy the practical support he really needed, Audrey also introduced him to our volunteer Neil, a fellow stroke survivor.

“Talking to Neil has been such a positive thing for me. It means so much to speak with people who have been through what I’m going through,” adds Troy.

“My time as a Marine taught me to be strong. But it also showed me how much stronger I am when I’m part of a team. Audrey and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland gave me the team that helped push me forward.

“But that team can only come together because of you.

“Your generous donations mean amazing people like Audrey, Fiona and Neil can be the support team people like me and our families need at the most vulnerable and frightening time in our lives.”

By raising money for us at your Burns Night celebration, you’ll be helping people like Troy get the support they really need, when they need it most.

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Get in touch

If you need any support to make your fantastic fundraising ideas really fly, we’re here to help!

Contact our fundraising team on – 01312 972 750 – fundraising@chss.org.uk

Or send a message directly using this form

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