Mystery Tour May 2018

May 19, 2018

Everyone loves a Mystery Tour?

Well, hopefully a memorable day for all those who attended.

Leaving Dunfermline we crossed the Forth road Bridge and headed west on the motorway, and then South towards Carlisle..  We stopped at one of the motorway services for some light refreshments and toilets, and a stretch of the legs:)


First main stop of the day was at ....

Moffat - Nestled in the heart of Southern Scotland, Moffat is a vibrant, bustling town offering the warmest of Scottish welcomes. Moffat lies just 3 minutes from the A74(M), making it a great place to visit and the perfect base for your trip around Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders - a beautiful and unspoiled part of Scotland. 


After an hour in Moffat we headed on to the main destination of the day:-

Gretna Green - one of the world's most popular wedding destinations due to its romantic wedding traditions dating back over centuries, which originated from cross-border elopements stemming from differences between Scottish marriage laws and those in neighbouring countries.

Of course after a nice run out and a bit of sightseeing it was time to head off for something to eat.

Lockerbie -  Somerton House Hotel - A late Victorian mansion bears the distinctive red sandstone like much of the buildings within the town of Lockerbie. Menu choices were good, and we had taken order's on the coach and phoned through to the hotel so the meals were ready.

I think it would be fair to say we were all impressed by not only the quality of the food, but also the friendly service and pleasant surroundings.

After Lockerbie we returned home, this time taking a more scenic route and a nice chance to enjoy some of the excellent countryside.

We would also like to thank Merlin coaches for a pleasant day, the dirver was really friendly and could not do enough to help us, even gave us water and sweets to keep us going.

World Kidney Day - 2018

March 08, 2018

World Kidney Day 8th March 2018, once again we had a stand in the Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.  We gave out information and stickers on the day and generally tried to raise awareness of our group, and also on the theme of this years event where the theme was Kidney's and Women's Health.

Quieter this year than in previous years, but with the help of our committee members present hopefully we reach a few people.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death. CKD affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year.  - (ref., 2018 campaign).

Christmas Party 2017

December 17, 2017

Christmas Party December 2017 - Once again held at Pettycur Bay Caravan Park.  Really good turn out this year.  Once again entertainment, meal, and a raffle.

Good day and menu, Santa also turned up to give some presents to the kids:)

We also had a survey and got some feedback on the event - details to follow.

Memorial Service

September 30, 2017

Service of Remembrance, Carnegie Conference Centre Dunfermline

A Light of Love, 5 candles were lit.

One in memory of the people, the deaths and endings we remember each day.

One to signify community - the community where those who had died had once lived.

One candle to acknowledge our grief, we cannot reverse the loss, however enter fully into the pain and hurt of our loss and therefore slowly move beyond to a measure of healing.

A Candle of joy, to signify that our sorrow and joy are interwoven, our joy came first, and because of the joy we feel such sorrow now.

Finally a candle of thanksgiving - we are thankful for the gift of life, even though life does not come without death and endings, we are thankful for the love that never dies.

The service was not a religious service, but rather one of remembrance.  In the world of renal failure deaths among us are far too common, we all loose friends and family at some point.  There were readings associated with each candle, some of them were quite touching.

We decided as a group that it would be a good idea to have a service for the ones we have lost.  This first service was organised as a joint effort between NHS Fife Department of Spiritual Care, the Renal Team within the NHS, and the Fife Kidney Support Group.

We are looking at the possibility of holding another service at some point.  If this would intrest you please feel free to comment on the "Contact Us" section of this site.

Blair Drummond Safari Park - Sun 23rd July

July 22, 2017

Good turn out for this trip, a popular one as it's on we organise so the kids and grandkids can come.
Weather was dry and cloudy when we left Dunfermline on the coach. as the day went on while we were there we actually had a little sunshine.
When we got there we started the day with a drive through the wild life enclosure.  Chance to be up close with the Rhinos and Lions to name but a few.
he tour through this takes about 30-40 minutes, and provides good photo opportunities too!
Plenty to see and do at Blair Drummond, Seal show is a favourite and it's quite amazing what the seals can do.  Not a long show, but quite entertaining. 
You can spend some time walking around the animal enclosures and throughout the day there are various talks for example the penguins, a couple of the keepers came out and told everyone a little bit about them, and we got to see them feed as well.
My favourite was the Tiger enclosure, this magnificent beast strutted his stuff around the enclosure, sure glad these are not native to Scotland.
There is also a snack bar near the entrance for a nice cup of tea or coffee, prices were ok as well. Usual gift shop so you can buy a souvenir if you want.
All I can say is that those who did not go missed a good day out, it was quite relaxing strolling round the park.

Claire's Fundraiser 2017 - Stars in Their Eyes

June 16, 2017

Claire's Fundraiser 2017

This year we decided to have an evening event for the adults

Stars in Their Eyes which was on Saturday June 17th at the Civil Service Club, Castle road Rosyth

What a great night it was as well, good turn out and excellent entertainment, and of course the usual raffle.
The Stars in their Eyes group have performed for charity before, but this was their first show for a couple of years. Songs were mixed with some chart hits and some golden oldies. Did I mention we had a surprise visit from Abba and Elvis?

We raised around £1200 for the Fife Kidney Support Group, most of which was generated from the Raffle.
This was our first time organising this type of event and was a success.

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