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Ben Nevis Trek

Ben Nevis Fundraising Trek With Britain's highest mountain on our doorstep, we really wouldn't be trying very hard if we didn't take advantage of the opportunity, so, we are very excited to be planning our first Ben Nevis Fundraising Trek for 8th September. The day will be split into two different groups, with different experience and fitness levels required: Mountain Path: max 16 spaces at £35 per person - some fitness and stamina required Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMDA): max 4 spaces at £50 per person - for experienced, hillwalkers with a head for heights. Have a look at this [...]

2018-12-03T14:09:42+00:00By |Categories: Blog, Fundraising|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ben Nevis Trek

Deaf Families

Young Moray BSL Users Climb New Heights Together On the day that a sign language interpreter was used at a Scottish Council meeting for the first time, we ran a taster session for Deaf families and took a group of young BSL (British Sign Language) users from Moray rock climbing. Whilst the Council’s Communities Committee were debating their new BSL Plan; we were kitting out the group with their harnesses and helmets and heading out to Cummingston, where the young people were all going to spend the day rock climbing and abseiling with our Outdoor Instructors, Chris, David and Gemma. Having just joined our [...]

Lossie250

Lossie 250 A team of 18 cyclists from RAF Lossiemouth, took on a charity bike ride around the North East 250 from 4th to 7th June 2018, raising money for MFR Cash for Kids and Outfit Moray.   They set off from RAF Lossiemouth at 9am on Monday 4th June and returned, three days later, at 3.30pm on Thursday 7th June, having stoppped at Balmoral Castle, Douneside House and Ballindalloch Castle, to name just a few. This page will shortly be updated with all their photographs and a video of their incredible efforts but, in the meantime, there is still time to help them reach [...]

Seafest Abseil

Seafest Abseil The Seafest Abseil with Outfit Moray will take place on 7th July 2018 at Grampian Furnishers from 9am – 5pm, alongside the Seafest event which happens at Station Park in Lossiemouth. Following on from the success of last year’s abseil in December, it was decided to run this one as a thank you to the local community for all the support we received during our emergency fundraising appeal and are thrilled that SFEAR Kickboxing & Fitness, The Lossie 2-3 Group, North East Sensory Services, St Sylvester's Primary School Parents' Association, Friendly Access/Surfable Scotland, Tomintoul Primary School, Screwfix Foundation and MFR Cash for Kids will all [...]

2018-06-27T18:24:32+00:00By |Categories: Fundraising, News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seafest Abseil

Sim Flight Raffle

Win a flight in a Tornado GR4 Simulator Thanks to THALES at RAF Lossiemouth, we are able to offer this amazing, once in a lifetime, prize of an hour long flight in their Tornado GR4 flight simulator at RAF Lossiemouth to help raise funds to cover the costs of Cairngorm to Coast.  Click here to purchase your ticket, or read more below. The Tornado GR4 is a world class ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft and during this flight, you will be able to experience at first hand the capabilities of the aircraft and its weapons systems. This is no fairground ride, it's the actual [...]

Eurovision 2018

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Sweepstake We are running a fun sweepstake for Eurovision 2018, to raise a few extra, much-needed funds for our work in the Moray community. UPDATE: Due to receiving fewer entries than hoped, everyone has a free pass to the Grand Final and the draw will now be done just before it on 12th May. Our fundraising sweepstake is £5 per entry and countries will be allocated by drawing names out of a hat on Friday 4th May, which gives you plenty of time to get your costume sorted for the night! Half of the kitty will be [...]

2018-05-04T19:21:43+00:00By |Categories: Blog, Fundraising|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Eurovision 2018

Moray Young Competitive Climbers

Moray Young Competitive Climbers selected for Scottish Youth Team The Moray Young Competitive Climbers have been busy with selection again. As some of you will remember, five of the eight Moray Young Competitive Climbers were selected for the Scottish Youth Development Squad in February and so, on 24th March, the five young climbers from Moray Coast Youth Climbing Club, Natalie Taylor (16), Will Bain (12), Duncan Brown (11), Rhys Taylor (10) and Lorna Brown (8) joined climbers from all over Scotland at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Ratho to compete for spaces on the Scotland Youth Team. With over seventy young people taking part and [...]

2018-04-03T13:12:26+00:00By |Categories: Blog, News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Moray Young Competitive Climbers

Defibrillator Course

WorkSafe Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Course Attend a Defibrillator Training Course (Automated External Defibrillator-AED) and learn how to give life saving treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Research indicates that defibrillation is the most effective treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest and will be most effective if delivered within 4 minutes from the time of the arrest. In the UK the attendance time for an emergency ambulance is 8 minutes! This means that if defibrillation is delivered at 8 minutes, only approximately 20% of casualties will survive. Having a portable defibrillator in your workplace, school or community building can dramatically improve the survival from Cardiac Arrest and [...]

Scotmid

Scotmid Co-operative Community Funding Award We are extremely grateful to Scotmid for their recent community funding award of £250 to purchase buoyancy aids and our CEO, Tony Brown, was delighted to receive a cheque from Bishopmill store supervisor, Robert.  It is vital to make sure all our safety equipment is in good working order and replaced when necessary, so any extra funding we receive towards these costs is always very gratefully received, particularly as Grants and Trusts fundraising is our main source of income at Outfit Moray. Our Grants and Trust Fundraiser is kept constantly busy sending out applications, not all of which are successful, [...]

Zumbathon

Zumbathon Come along and shake your booty to raise funds for Outfit Moray! Choose whether you can last one, two, or the full, three hours, all for the same price, Download this sponsorship form and get your friends and family to sponsor you to last as long as you can. There will also be merchandise available, a smoothie bike to whip up some fresh treats and a raffle, all to raise funds for Outfit Moray's work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. *Bottled water will be available at £1 per bottle Under 16's must have parental permission (signed form on the day). Under 12's can only [...]