IT HAS been a very busy period for the 1 in 100 campaign, with events and challenges taking place the length and breadth of Scotland. From Alison Guest's wonderful piano recital in Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides to Gerry McGown's beard growing exploits in Castle Douglas (more on Gerry's challenge later in the week), there aren't many areas of the country left that haven't seen some 1 in 100 activity. 

We were able to thank Dan Collins, frontman and guitarist from The Dan Collins Band, in person last week for helping raise over £400 for the cause through sales of the band's Christmas single 'Christmas Eve (in a nuclear winter)'. Although it may now be slightly out of season, you can still download the track, with 2 alternative versions included, here. The song's excellent video can also be viewed on Youtube.   

Our Fundraising and Communications Manager Colin Leslie (above, left with Dan and Luke Bovill) will soon be running 100 Edinburgh streets in 1 morning. Details on Colin's route and how you can sponsor him will be available later this week.

A big well done to our friends in Annan who managed to raise £100 with a coffee morning and sale (below) before Christmas.


The Stafford Centre hosted a wonderful and varied craft and bake sale in December (below) in addition to Anne Cullen's brave head shave

We have a couple of 100-length swimming challenges this month. Moira Duncan and a friend, from our Fife Services based in Kircaldy, will be making a fundraising splash on the 26th, whilst our Information Officer Barbara Wyness is taking the plunge on the 18th. 

We'll be wrapping up 1 in 100 for now with a celebratory ceilidh on February 6th. This will be a wonderful chance for everyone who has donated their time, effort, money or taken leave of their common sense for the cause to get together. You can purchase tickets here or by getting in touch with National Office using the methods below. The ceilidh is open to anyone who'd like to attend, so friends are more than welcome to come!

As always, we're grateful to everyone who has taken part and supported the campaign. If you'd like to get involved yourself, click here, call 0131 662 4359 or email [email protected]