Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 40 – USA 25/05/2012

The end of season friendly in America was an opportunity for Craig Levein’s men to be tested against a top 20 side, and gave the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal the chance to continue our “Everywhere We Go” pledge, and make our first donation to a children’s charitable organisation in the USA.

The Jackson School for Autism’s objectives are to offer the best possible assistance to cater for the varying levels of autism of all students (aged between 4-21), and enhance their academic and behavioural growth, develop coping skills, offer speech therapy and maintain positive relationships with their peers, to give them the best possible chance of leading as near to normal adult life as they can.

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Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 39 – Slovenia 29/02/2012

In keeping with our aim of donating in every country in which Scotland play an away match, we donated £1000 to a charity in Koper who aim to alleviate the problems faced by children who are victims of domestic violence.  The presentation was a low-key affair in Trieste attended by representatives of the receiving organisation, the Koper Tourist Board and local press.

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Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 38 – Cyprus 11/11/2011

The donation for this friendly match in Cyprus, was made on the pitch prior to the game. A cheque for £1000 was presented to the Cyprus Autistic Association in Larnaca.

The Cyprus Autistic Association was founded in 1990 and is recognised by the state as a charitable Association. It is a member of Autism Europe as well as the World Autism Organisation. The Association strives to uphold the rights of persons with Autism and caters to the needs of both the person with Autism as well as to their caretakers in daily life, education and treatment with the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life.

Graeme Baxter and Dot Wilson present the cheque to Panayiotis Savvides from the Cyprus Autistic Association prior to the match in Larnaca.

Click here to read a letter of thanks from the charity’s coordinator, Paulina Chrysostomou.

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Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 36 – Liechtenstein 07/10/2011

The chosen charity for the Sunshine Appeal donation in Liechtenstein was Unanders, a self-help group for families of children with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

June Callison with Dot Wilson, Graeme Shinnie and John Daly present a cheque to families from Unanders immediately prior to the match in Vaduz

Due to the time constraints we were not able to visit the charity. However a few of the steering group were permitted to carry out the presentation on the pitch before the game and were joined by both children and families from Unanders. This turned out to be a fantastic and very emotional experience and we are only sorry that the few thousand tartan army who had taken over the stadium could not join us!  Full Story Here…

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