Much is and has been going on back in Scotland to raise the profile and funds for Busega Scotland. The springtime charity shop has done its good work in the town of Lossiemouth, recycling useful items, and raising over £500. This mainstay of our fundraising programme has generated thousands of pounds over the last few years and supported many Moray families.
The ‘Wild Night for Wanawake’ was indeed a wild event, in John and Christine’s home village of Garmouth. Musicians young and old turned out to support the headline act, the Busega Boogie Band. How many charities can claim their own blue grass band? As well as the music, homemade soup and bread were served for supper and the fun ended just short of midnight. Busega Scotland women’s groups benefitted by over £500.
The Carneys have been back to Mosstowie Primary School, updating the children on recent progress at Mayega. The youngsters’ enthusiasm has resulted in plans for a unique sponsored event in early June. Two quiz nights are scheduled this month in Elgin and Daventry. There will be a talk at St John’s Church in Forres, and a stall at Elgin Rotary Club’s Rotafun day. The Carneys will then be facilitating a workshop for Turning Point Scotland, at its conference on ‘Global Citizenship’.
These events contribute to Busega Scotland’s commitment to ‘give back’ to the communities that support them by adding, in a modest way, to the social, educational and cultural life.