Events

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Fundraising is crucial for us. The money we raise goes towards buying new toys and supplies for the children, and as a charity, every penny really does matter.
We run a number of events through the years including a family ceilidh, race night and Christmas fair. These occasions are brilliant to bring the family along to, and they’re also a great opportunity to meet other parents.
Many parents raise funds for our playgroup throughout the year, by devoting their professional time or by simple things like making online purchases through easyfundraising. You can fundraise by just purchasing via this site and listing Cramond Playgroup.
Kids Ceilidhs: Our family celidhs are a great event for the entire family and a wonderful way to show your support to our playgroup, raising much needed funds for new resources. This is a particularly popular event and open to all your family and friends of all ages. We have Kids Ceilidh calling out the dances and leading us through the steps along with a fantastic coffee and cakes stall!
Race Night: Our race night has been a fantastic success over the last 2 years, helping us raise thousands of pounds. Last year this event attracted 80+ guests many of whom had no connection to playgroup, this event is open to everyone who would enjoy a little bet, drink and disco!
NEXT EVENTS:
  • Autumn Ceilidh Saturday 5th October 2019 2-4pm
  • Christmas fair Saturday 30th November 2019 10am-12noon
  • Race Night Saturday 21st March 2020, Evening
  • Leavers Ceilidh Saturday 13th June 2020, 2-4pm
PREVIOUS EVENTS:
Kids Ceilidh Saturday 11th May 2-4pm
Our Kids Ceilidh was a great success and raised a wonderful £200. We hope you all had fun and will back to dance with us in October.
Race Night: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Last nights Race Night has raised a whopping £1870!

We would like to thank our race night sponsors: Rachel ScottStyle Exotic FlowersPlay2Learn Sports CoachingFitness and Beauty EdinburghYoung Engineers Edinburgh & West LothianWestwoods Health ClubVelasco Walker School of DancePlayroom by little lunches & Hope Park Dental Practice.
We would also like to thank the companies who donated to our raffle: TurtleDove Play CafeRachael at Gail Stewart StylingCharlie Miller SalonsJemma Donald Holistic TherapiesThe Beauty WorksCramond Falls CafeWhighams Wine CellarsExplore Learning Edinburgh Blackhall.

Thank you also to the fabulous Karen for calling the raffle and taking our bets. Thanks to the entire committee who helped on the night. Lastly, we would like to thank our amazing events coordinator Katherine, you worked incredibly hard to make sure the evening ran smoothly.

On behalf of the children, staff and committee I would like to thank everyone who bought horses, raffle tickets and for attending we hope you had a wonderful night.

Same time next year??

Friday 14th December 2018: Christmas Fair
Wow! What a turn out for our Christmas Fair. Thank you to all our stall holders and for our shoppers who helped us raise £610! Thanks as always to our events team and to everyone who contributed: wrapping hampers, raffle donating, baking and running the cake stall without your help this event would not have been the huge success it was.
Family Ceilidh, Saturday 6th October 2018

Thank you! Today’s ceilidh was a huge success. 180 people came for a jig and helped us raise £307 for new resources. Thanks to our events coordinator, Katherine, playgroup committee,CeilidhkidsCalum Marwick and to all our helpers and bakers for your hard work and efforts, we appreciate everything you did today.

See you all again in February!

Race Night, Saturday 12th May 2018

🎶 oh what a night 🎶

Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed towards our first race night. It was a huge success with 70 people attending on the night! This has been our most successful fundraising event to date, we’re absolutely delighted and so very thankful and the grand total is £1657!

A huge thanks to all the local businesses who sponsored races, donated raffle prizes and everyone who bought horses in advance and came along and got involved on the night itself! Special thanks to our wonderful parents committee who worked extremely hard to make sure the night ran smoothly.A great combined effort by everyone, well done! The staff team are so excited and are writing up their wish lists right now! we shall update you shortly on what we’ve spent the funds on.

We will definitely be doing it again soon!