Hamilton & Inches

10 ways to help It’s Good 2 Give this Christmas

Posted by | Charity of the Year, christmas merchandise | No Comments

In no particular order!

1.   Buy our fabulous Christmas cards – designed exclusively for us – by people we know and love – author and one of our Patrons, Cathy Cassidy, young cancer patient Tabby Lawson aged just 8, Kate Holliday of Sunlight on Closed Lids and award winning photographer Alexis Manson.  Printed in Scotland and packed right here in Edinburgh by our wonderful volunteers.  Amazing value at £4 for a pack of ten – Cathy and Kate’s cards and £3.50 for pack of ten of Alexis and Tabby’s cards

DSC_5548

2.  Come along to our events – a few spaces left at all our events this year (close to sell out so don’t wait too long) or you can book a table at our 2014 Ball.  Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with all our news.

 

3.  Help us at our bagpacking or giftwrapping days – Saturday 21 December at Asda, Chesser Avenue and Sunday 22 December at M&S, Gyle – 2 hour shifts – email to add your name to the rota.

 

4.  Shopping online this Christmas?  Please consider doing it via Give as You Live – we get a donation at no cost to you – join here.

 

5.  Join our Christmas Cookie Club - a social baking experience mainly but also a wee fundraiser for us.  This is our first year and we hope to make it an annual experience.

 

6.  Join Team Pedal 4 Paul 2014 - our cycling challenge – late summer.

 

7.  Buy a voucher or products from The Make-up Studio, West Preston Street, Edinburgh and we receive 10% of all you spend. (quote Itsgood2give at time of purchase) -Chris is the only stockist in Scotland to have the Young Blood mineral make up range.  (we love it)

 

8. Buy a limited edition Hard Rock Cafe Lapel pin – with our logo and the iconic Forth Rail Bridge on it.  Every penny of the £8 price tag comes to us.

 

9. 2014 is the year of fitness for It’s Good 2 Give – register your interest in joining our ten week Pilates course (very limited availability -max 12 per course) with Iain Dunn starts mid February. cost £120.  Or you can register your interest in taking part in our Red Face Run – a 5km run/walk suitable for the whole family. Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with all our news

 

10.  For the jewellery lover – we have a beautiful hallmarked silver charm from Hamilton & Inches – perfect for a charm bracelet but also good (this is my way of wearing it) on a fine silver chain as a necklace.  £35 each and packaged in Hamilton & Inches signature purple boxes wrapped with ribbon.

 

I’m not going to add it on as number 11 but consider it a wee bonus suggestion!  We also have our Buy A Service option – do have a look here.  One of our supporters is buying three ironing vouchers as gifts for three of the mums who have children in treatment over Christmas.  Such a lovely and thoughtful idea.

Ready, Steady, Jewel event is tomorrow!

Posted by | Uncategorized | No Comments

 Tuesday 30 August 2011 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the  Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

Cost?       Free!    or if you would like a VIP ticket which includes refreshments, a VIP area to watch the auction, meet the jewellers – then it’s £20 (every penny goes to the four charities)

Once again, the Precious Metals Workshop have come up trumps with this event – and it benefits four charities – one of which is ours.

 Loosely basing the idea on the TV show “ready, steady, cook” the idea was to get hold of 12 of Scotland’s new promising graduates and established jewellers, give them an ingredients list of precious metals and precious stones and then 8 hours to make a piece of work.
In association with Hamilton & Inches, tomorrow, the second ever RSJ auction will take place in the Out of the Blue drill hall from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  Scottish comedian Craig Hill will host the auction!
This year’s work has been made, hallmarked and photographed and can be viewed online here at the Precious Metals Workshop website.
Bidding is already open and active!
You can bid on any of the jewellery made by the jewellers with a minimum and maximum bid, like you would on EBay. Online bidding will close at midnight tonight.
There is the option of being a VIP guest on the night for £20. All of the proceeds from the night are being split between the following four charities: It’s Good 2 Give, CHAS, The Columba 1400 & The Maggie Centre. Therefore, just by being a VIP for the night you will have already donated £5 to each charity! Being a VIP will get you the following on the night: Access to the VIP lounge, complementary food and drink, access to the relaxed viewing balcony, reserved front row bidding seating, complementary raffle ticket and a chance to meet the jewellers. Tickets are limited to 100 people so don’t leave it until the night, buy VIP status now by following this link.

Meet the Jewellers and see what they made!

After the auction has taken place, there will also be an amazing raffle with a vast range of incredible prizes!

Raffle tickets can also be bought online in advance and you can see some of the prizes by following this link. Tickets are £3 each, 5 for £10 and 20 for £30! All of your raffle money goes to the charities.

pdf

 

Click here to download a pdf version with further information about the event.

 

Ready Steady Jewel

Posted by | Events, Special supporters | No Comments

What?     Ready, Steady, Jewel

When?    Tuesday 30 August 2011 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where?  Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

Cost?       Free!    or if you would like a VIP ticket which includes refreshments, a VIP area to watch the auction, meet the jewellers – then it’s £20 (every penny goes to the four charities)

Once again, the Precious Metals Workshop have come up trumps with this event – and it benefits four charities – one of which is ours.

Ready, steady, JEWEL! Was born from a “back of a napkin” tea-break conversation in The Precious Metals Workshop in early 2010. After the idea was thrown around the room several times, melted into a crucible, formed in an ingot, hammered out and put through the rolling mill, it emerged as a beautiful creation that’s sole purpose was to bring fun to its participants and raise vital finances to those in need of help.

 Loosely basing the idea on the TV show “ready, steady, cook” the idea was to get hold of 12 of Scotland’s new promising graduates and established jewellers, give them an ingredients list of precious metals and precious stones and then 8 hours to make a piece of work.
In association with Hamilton & Inches, on the 30th of August, 2011, the second ever RSJ auction will take place in the Out of the Blue drill hall from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. It is also with great excitement I can reveal to you that  Scottish comedian Craig Hill will host the auction! This year’s work has been made, hallmarked and photographed and can be viewed online here at the Precious Metals Workshop website. Bidding is already open and active! You can bid on any of the jewellery made by the jewellers with a minimum and maximum bid, like you would on EBay. Online bidding will close at midnight on Monday 29th August.There is the option of being a VIP guest on the night for £20. All of the proceeds from the night are being split between the following four charities: It’s Good 2 Give, CHAS, The Columba 1400 & The Maggie Centre. Therefore, just by being a VIP for the night you will have already donated £5 to each charity! Being a VIP will get you the following on the night: Access to the VIP lounge, complementary food and drink, access to the relaxed viewing balcony, reserved front row bidding seating, complementary raffle ticket and a chance to meet the jewellers. Tickets are limited to 100 people so don’t leave it until the night, buy VIP status now by following this link.

Meet the Jewellers and see what they made!

After the auction has taken place, there will also be an amazing raffle with a vast range of incredible prizes! Raffle tickets can also be bought online in advance and you can see some of the prizes by following this link. Tickets are £3 each, 5 for £10 and 20 for £30! All of your raffle money goes to the charities.

pdf

 

Click here to download a pdf version with further information about the event.

 

Ready Steady Jewel

Posted by | Events | No Comments

Ian Nicholson of the Precious Metals Workshop in Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh is organising for the second year – a Ready Steady Jewel event – 14 jewellers making an item which will then be auctioned at a fantastic event on 30 August at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street (home to the Precious Metal workshop) .

I popped in to see them today and was fascinated watching – the intricacies of their designs, the hard work involved in making individual pieces of silver – some with stones.   I wish I was even a little bit creative – I’d love to design and make a piece of jewellery for It’s Good 2 Give!   The talent of the designers I saw is quite remarkable.

If you’d like to come along to the event on 30 August do get in touch – either with me or with Ian at the Precious Metal workshop.

The more the merrier.

Meanwhile if you’d like to see more photos from today click here!