It’s Good 2 Give is a small but ambitious charity run by Lynne McNicoll and her team of volunteers. They are being tipped for big success after attracting an international TV star and cultural icon as its new patron.
Peter Capaldi has announced he will assist the charity ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ in its campaign to raise funds and support families with children and young people affected by cancer.
The Scottish star of Doctor Who confirmed his position to the charity this week after being inspired by the charity’s hands-on work supporting families and in their ambition to build a luxury residential retreat in 2015.
Capaldi, who recently finished a world-wide tour promoting Dr Who commented;
“I was introduced to It’s Good 2 Give after the charity had helped a family I know. I was hugely impressed by their approach and ambition. By spreading the word I hope to help them raise the funds they need. It really is Good 2 Give; please help them by giving what you can.”
It’s Good 2 Give will soon launch its 2015 campaign – The Ripple Retreat Appeal – to build a luxury residential home in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The Ripple Retreat has been designed by an award winning international architect on land gifted to the charity and will allow families and patients to take a break from the trials of treatment and hospital stays.
Lynne McNicoll is the co-founder of It’s Good 2 Give and runs the charity from home with her husband Ian with the support of a small army of volunteers. She commented;
“You can’t imagine how excited we are to have the support of Peter. We are at a critical stage in our fundraising and desperately need to reach out to people who are keen to support everyday families who are battling with the emotional and physical challenges of caring for a child who is seriously ill.
“Our help is every day, a little and often approach. But next year, while we will continue to do this, we are also going to be able to offer families the Ripple Retreat, a fabulous exceptional designer house built on the shores of Loch Venacher.
“From a standing start, we have raised £750,000 but we need much more to cover the costs of the build and to fit out the house to the high standards we want. Our £1m target is the reason we will launch the Ripple Retreat Appeal in January.”
McNicoll, a charity fundraiser took the plunge to start her own charity in 2010 with a modest target to raise £50,000 to mark her 50th birthday. In four years, she has raised over £750,000 and plans to double that through a series of small and large events, expeditions and campaigns.
Her work helping families has earned her a number of awards and accolades and last month she was presented with the Sir William Y Darling Award by the City of Edinburgh Council, a memorial prize given once a year for good citizenship.
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