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Christmas Crafts at KC

by Catherine Harvey

In the weeks leading up to the Christmas break, the KC gang were very busy making all sorts of goodies to sell. We made Christmas tree decorations out of clay (and then painted them), as well as Christmas cards, pot pourri bags and tinsel wreaths. We hope to get started a little earlier next year, […]

Co-op Community Fund Presentation

by Catherine Harvey

On the 24th of November, members of Kyleakin Connections went to Kyle Co-op to collect a very special cheque. The amount raised for us through the Co-op Community Fund scheme came to an amazing £7646.26 – thank you very much to everybody who supported our cause!

St Andrew’s Ceilidh + SkyeDance Sessions

by Catherine Harvey

On the 30th of November, the Kyleakin Connections Fundraising Group hosted a very successful St Andrew’s Ceilidh in Kyleakin village hall (£1688.94 was raised – thank you all very much!). There was music from the Breakish Ceilidh Band, stovies to eat (followed by tasty tablet) and some fantastic crafts made by the KC gang were […]

Tea Ceilidh in Breakish

by Catherine Harvey

On the 9th of November, the KC gang attended a tea ceilidh in Breakish village hall as part of the Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – ‘Good for You’ project. As well as the chance to practise our ceilidh dancing skills accompanied by some brilliant musicians, we also appreciated the delicious tea and cakes which were […]

Drumming and Singing with Rick Taylor

by Catherine Harvey

During November and December, we were fortunate to have several drumming and singing sessions with Rick Taylor and his friend Dave, in connection with the Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – ‘Good For You’ project. Everybody enjoyed trying various drumming techniques (plus a bonus trombone!) and learning about different types of rhythms. We’re looking forward to […]

Ragtag Planter Project

by Catherine Harvey

Throughout September and October, the group worked together with Dave Allen to create a new planter for  RagTag’s Broadford base (visit www.ragtagskye.org to find out more about this brilliant organisation). A lot of work went into making the new planter – we had to measure the original one (which was rotten and falling to pieces), […]

Arts and Crafts at KC

by Catherine Harvey

Recently, the KC Gang have been busy creating a whole range of arts and crafts items – partly for fun, but also to help with ongoing fundraising efforts. We’ve tried our hand at pompoms, a wide variety of greetings card designs, soap holders, fridge magnets, and most recently we’ve created a range of mugs based […]

Auction of Promises

by Catherine Harvey

On the 27th of April, we held our second Auction of Promises in Kyleakin village hall. We were very fortunate to be so well supported by dozens of very kind local businesses and individuals who donated promises and items to us, as well as the generous individuals who bid on the night. In the end, […]

Visit to Kyle Fire Station

by Catherine Harvey

At the beginning of April, we went back to Kyle, this time to visit the Fire Station. Donnie and Calum were ready to tell us all about their work as firemen – they gave us some important tips about fire safety at home, too. We had fun looking at the fire engines and even getting […]