Edinburgh students lend a hand at Erskine Edinburgh Home's Great Scottish Tea Party

posted 9 Jun 2010, 05:37 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 9 Jun 2010, 05:52 ]
Caring students from Edinburgh Global Partnerships (EGP) gave up their spare time recently to raise a cuppa with Edinburgh veterans.

EGP is a charity run by students from the University of Edinburgh that aims to offer assistance by fundraising for, and volunteering in, sustainable community-led development projects overseas.

As part of this commitment, the students wanted to do more to help in their local community so they offered to lend a hand at the newest fundraising event launched by the veterans’ charity Erskine – the Great Scottish Tea Party.

They visited the Erskine Edinburgh Home on Monday 17th May to spend an afternoon befriending and sharing a cuppa with some of the 76 veterans cared for by the veterans’ charity in Scotland’s capital. The event was also a chance for the charity to encourage its supporters to sign up for Erskine’s Great Scottish Tea Party which aims to raise vital funds for Erskine.

Scottish teenage entrepreneur and creator of SuperJam sponsored the afternoon by donating his delicious products that the veterans could sample on a range of treats including scones and pancakes.

John Fyfe, Erskine fundraiser, said: “We were delighted that the students from the Edinburgh Global Partnership gave up their time to volunteer at our tea party recently. We were honoured to receive the kind donation from Fraser who certainly tickled our resident’s taste buds with his donation of SuperJam. It was the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate how easy it can be to raise money for Erskine through our Great Scottish Tea Party, so we are encouraging more people to Raise a Cuppa and Raise a Pound for Erskine.”

To find out more about Erskine’s Great Scottish Tea Party visit www.erskine.org.uk or alternatively contact fundraiser John Fyfe on 0131 666 9962.