We are thrilled to announce our search for a local charity partner in the Scottish Borders has concluded with the successful charity Meeting of Minds. The primary aim of this partnership has been to extend a helping hand to the local community and support the vital work of a deserving charity.
The selection process for the charity partner was selected by popular vote. To be eligible for consideration, all of the nominated charities had to meet the following criteria: be registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and possess a valid charity number. Additionally, the charity was to be actively engaged in supporting and enriching the lives of communities within the Scottish Borders.
The selected charity partner, Meeting of Minds, receives a generous donation of 250 tickets for Monteviot Lights, valued at approximately £4,500. These tickets can be distributed among the people the charity serves or used to raise funds through auctions. Monteviot Lights is committed to making a meaningful difference in the Scottish Borders, and this partnership opportunity aligns with their vision of spreading joy while giving back.
Meeting of Minds was formed in 2015 by a small group of like-minded and passionate mothers raising a child with additional and complex needs. They were united in their struggle to seek local community support and answers from professional agencies in tackling the challenges they faced. It is with pride that the charity’s reputation for dedication and hard work has grown from strength to strength every year in the local area. Meeting of Minds have managed to create and nurture a much-needed support network for families and carers with children who have additional and complex needs.
The charity’s goal is to continually strive to spread the word about their ethos, provide more access to key professionals and agencies, hold more events to educate and inform and create more opportunities to connect with others in similar situations.
Michael, the 13th Marquis of Lothian, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership search, stating, "We do not only want Monteviot Lights to be a fantastic event for families, but we also want the event to be a force for good in supporting communities across the Scottish Borders. We are delighted to partner with Meeting of Minds, who we can work with and support. As we hope the event will be staged annually, we also hope to be able to support worthwhile causes each year across the Borders."
This initiative marks 'Monteviot Lights' commitment to giving back to the community and illuminating the lives of those in need. Join us on this journey to make a positive impact and bring light to the Scottish Borders.