£16,850.26 Raised for CHAS

The Dalkeith Country Park team is ecstatic to announce its fundraising total for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is an impressive £16,850.26, which will go towards helping children with life limiting conditions.


Raising Funds

Throughout the partnership, which began in 2019, funds were raised by visitors to Dalkeith Country Park at a variety of events. Restoration Yard donations came from The Store’s bag sales and donations from dishes on the menu in The Kitchen restaurant.

Rami Okasha from CHAS

CHAS Response

Chief Executive of CHAS, Rami Okasha said: “I am so thrilled to hear the amazing amount of £16,850.26 raised by Dalkeith Country Park since start of our charity partnership in May 2019.

“Dalkeith Country Park has raised more than we could have imagined through a series of exciting events including the hugely popular Spectacle of Light. There were also generous donations from across the business, including Restoration Yard. The families we support have faced many challenges since the start of the pandemic. It’s therefore imperative that CHAS continues to be there to support them in this very uncertain climate. It’s thanks to the help of Dalkeith Country Park and all our other partners and supporters that we’re able to keep the joy alive for so many children and their families across the whole of Scotland.”

Karen Henderson Legacy Fund at Dalkeith Country Park

New Partnership Announced

Dalkeith Country Park, including Restoration Yard, is pleased to announce its new two-year charity partnership with secondary breast cancer charity Make 2nds Count’s Karen Henderson Legacy Fund. Karen Henderson, who passed away from secondary breast cancer in 2021, was a much-loved visitor to Dalkeith Country Park and Restoration Yard. Her family set up the Karen Henderson Legacy Fund in her memory.


Stephen Begg Dalkeith Country Park

Team Spirit

Stephen Begg, operations manager at Dalkeith Country Park, says: “Everyone at Dalkeith Country Park and Restoration Yard is ecstatic to have raised such an impressive amount for CHAS. It’s been wonderful working with CHAS and gaining insight into their amazing work. We’ve also enjoyed being able to bring a little bit of joy to CHAS families through visits to events like Spectacle of Light.

“We are looking forward to bringing the same passion and enthusiasm to our new charity partnership with The Karen Henderson Legacy. Karen was known well by all of us and is hugely missed.”

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