SIL’s Gift to MBH

Each December, staff from award-winning Services for Independent Living (SIL), nominate a charity they would like to support with fund raising events throughout the following year.

Euan McPherson, SIL’s CEO, said: “Although we are a charity ourselves, we believe that we should also do what we can to support other charities that share SIL’s vision of supporting people to live independent lives and be as active as they can and want to be in their local communities.

“As well as supporting our Charity of the Year, we also host a Macmillan Coffee morning and an event in December to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser”.

In previous years SIL has supported Jeans for Genes, Yeleni Therapy & Support and Guide Dogs for the Blind. In 2020 the nominated charity was Megan Baker House (MBH), but sadly the Covid pandemic meant that the usual fundraising activities were unable to take place for two years. In 2022 the social calendar was back on the agenda and SIL hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza, a Jubilee Celebration to mark the late Queen’s anniversary, and a special on-line Christmas Bingo.

Thanks to the generosity of SIL’s staff and service users at these events the sum of £735.16 was raised and the cheque was presented to MBH’s Chief Executive, Lee Gough, by Euan McPherson.

Lee Gough said: “A huge thank you to everyone involved with the SIL fundraising effort, this is a fabulous amount for MBH. We are entirely self- funding and need to find almost £400,000 each year to continue the support we provide for many families across the region. Last year was our 20th anniversary and we now help over 140 children and adults to look forward to a more optimistic future. You can see more of our work at

This year SIL’s charity of the year is Echo, and SIL is looking forward to presenting a cheque to them early next year.

Photo: SIL’s CEO, Euan McPherson presenting MBH CEO, Lee Gough with the cheque

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