EEOTY 2013 – Surplus donated to Charities

From the outset of planning for the event the intention has been that any financial surplus generated would be given to charity.

The 2013 Team have decided on three charities, one local to our base in Aviemore, one national supported by the UK MG Car Club and  in order to recognise the international aspect of the event an international charity CMCT based in India.

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company.

The charity was set up in 1999 with a pilot car scheme, with volunteers using their own cars.  There are now around 150 volunteer drivers, 9 telephonists and 4 team leaders giving their time voluntarily to help meet the individual local transport needs of 1300 registered clients and 35 community groups.  The volunteer drivers complete an average of 520 passenger journeys each month.  Issues such as physical and visual impairment, most prevalent with the older population, is compounding service access issues, increasing social isolation and having a negative impact on the health and well-being of the community.
For more information please check;
http://www.ct4u.co.uk/

Scottish Charity Number: SCO29556

Macmillan Cancer Support:

Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That’s who Macmillan are.
They are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community supporting you online, any time. The fundraisers who make it all possible.
You don’t have to face cancer alone. They can give you the strength to get through it. They are Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information please check;
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx

Christian Missions Charitable Trust (CMCT):

CMCT  is a charity in India that is helping the poorest of the poor.   Based in Chennai, this charity provides education for 1,200 children who live in the slums.  It operates five soup kitchens, giving a daily meal to 150 people who could not survive otherwise.  It runs a programme that gives help to people who suffer from HIV/AIDS.  A medical facility with a small hospital and clinic provide medical/dental care to people who are destitute.  The staff also organise a major project providing daily rations and medical care in a leprosy colony; training and equipping people with leprosy and seeking to integrate them back into society.
This charity is sustained by donations.
For further information see the website:
http://www.christianmissionsindia.org