We are holding a Wonderful Fundraising Evening of Music performed by experienced Merlin Students and Tutors.
Friday 5th November at the Corn Exchange, Melrose - Doors at 6.45pm and Concert starts 7.30pm - Bring your own bottle.
Funds are being raised for two very precious Scottish Children Cancer Charities, Jak's Den and Logan's Fund.
In Memory of the very lovely Ailsa Westbury
Yes a Live Music Concert everyone - The wonderful and experienced Students of Merlin will be performing on the 5th November at the Corn Exchange in Melrose to raise funds for two very precious Scottish Children Cancer Charities, Jak's Den and Logan's Fund. There will be a huge array of performances from some of our Younger and Older students including Merlin Tutors, Andy Gray, Iain Fraser, Kathy Kennedy, Linzi Coulson and don’t miss new Merlin Tutor, Aaron Wilson performing too. You will experience all different genres of Music and it promises to be a fabulous music fun filled evening. For any of you that very kindly donated for our Track in lockdown Times Like These, you will now get to see this track performed live on the evening too plus much more.
SPONSORED SHAVE WITH THE WONDERFUL COLIN
One of our longest attending Merlin Students, Colin Gray who is also performing on the night will be saying goodbye to his fabulous beard. We are delighted to be doing a Sponsored Shave on the night to further raise funds for both these Charities. This is such a wonderful gesture as I am sure you will all agree and what a fantastic beard it is:) You can sponsor Colin on this Crowdfunder page or there will be Sponsor Sheets out in the Community and in Ali Barbers Shop in Melrose.
ABOUT JAK’S DEN AND LOGAN’S FUND!
Jak a teenager and Logan a 3-year-old laddie lost their fight to Cancer. Both families have gone on to help many many children battling cancer and their families by providing sponsorship for hobbies, activities, dreams and holidays. Jak’s Den in providing emotional, practical and social support for young people, their families and friends and Logan’s Fund who sponsor children with their Always A Rainbow project. Both these charities are doing amazing work and carrying on the legacy of their children. They both provide such a wonderful and invaluable service to young people and their families at a time when they most need it.
MERLIN AND CONNECTION TO JAK’S DEN & LOGAN’S FUND
An amazing nurse called Lorraine contacted the Merlin Music Academy about 3 years ago. She had a patient called Melis who was interested in learning to play an instrument. Melis had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia 2 years earlier at the age of 6 and she was receiving treatment for it. A charity called Logan’s Fund offered to pay for her lessons and her families too. This was so important for Melis and her family as they soon began to feel the love and support of the whole Academy. Melis was able to socialise and have some normal time whilst coming in for her lessons. We took great pride and honour in sharing a monumental moment when Melis rang the Bell last December at the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh. Her Mum, Pinar is also performing in the Video and they have become part of the Merlin Family. Jak’s Den and Logan’s Fund continue to support Melis and her family and this so invaluable and crucial.
Jak's Den - Family Support Session - Saturday 6th November at The Merlin Academy, Melrose.
We are delighted and honoured to be hosting a Jak's Den Family Therapy/Support Session for Children with Cancer and their families at the Merlin Academy in Melrose on Saturday 6th, the day after our wonderful Music Concert. Food and music will also very much be part of the afternoon.