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A fun event is being held in Pencaitland’s Bowling Club on 23 Feb from 7:30pm, to raise money and awareness for the work of Richmond’s Hope. Established in 2003 in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh it provides services to children in the Lothians between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

Working in purpose-built rooms they allow children and young people to rebuild their lives after the death of a significant person, through individual support and therapeutic play, family support, parent participation events, and group support for 13-18 year olds.

When someone has died Scottish charity Richmond’s Hope is a place where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping.

When someone has died Scottish charity Richmond’s Hope is a place where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping.

Currently the average cost per child is £1,150, and 1,900 families have been supported by the charity since its start. At present young people in East Lothian cannot access funding, which is provided by both Midlothian and City of Edinburgh Councils for children living in those areas.

The charity fundraiser is a night of music, fun and entertainment to raise money for at least one and hopefully two East Lothian children to access the services provided by Richmond’s Hope. In addition, organisers are aiming to raise awareness with East Lothian Council that, at present, children in this area do not receive a financial contribution towards bereavement therapy.

Event: A night of music, fun and entertainment
Title: Richmond’s Hope Fundraiser
Date: Saturday 23 February, 7:30pm
Venue: Pencaitland Bowling Club
Tickets: £15/person, includes buffet, available from the email address below or search Richmond’s Hope Fundraiser Pencaitland on Facebook
For more info: Call Stella Birrell on 07811 349255 or email stellabirrell@yahoo.co.uk.