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A Huge Thank You To Our Tea Jenny’s!

The dust has just about settled after Tea Jenny 2023! What an incredible day of FUNdraising we had yesterday, our Tea Jenny’s certainly know how to have a good time!
We have been absolutely blown away by the generosity of our supporters, yesterdays fundraising total was an unbelievable £50k, and we still can’t quite believe it.
A huge thank you to Heather Kane, Ups & Downs Theatre Group, Nicholas McDonald, Kevin McGuire, George Bowie and our very special guest Howard Donald for keeping us entertained and our dancefloor full, our handsome and charismatic host Robin Galloway and of course our fabulous Tea Jenny’s.
See you all next year for Tea Jenny with Gok Wan!

Our West Highland Way adventure begins

As our intrepid explorers take their first steps on their West Highland Way Adventure we would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing sponsors for their support. 💜
SES Crew
Blue Audio
Glasgow Ticket Brokers
HR Services Scotland
Real Christmas Trees Glasgow Official
Phoenix Commissioning Services LTD
MCP Resourcing
Tippetcraig Farm
#allinforcrohnsandcolitis #westhighlandway

Introducing our amazing Tea Jenny sponsor Property Response 24

Introducing our amazing Tea Jenny sponsor Property Response 24
We would like to introduce you to the official sponsor of this year’s Tea Jenny, the amazing Property Response 24. Caroline Gunn (PR24 Managing Director) chose Catherine McEwan Foundation as the organisation’s charity partner after her son was diagnosed with IBD in 2018.
Caroline said: “Since my son’s diagnosis, we’ve been blown away by the commitment, resilience, care and support we’ve not only seen but also received from the charity. Traits that, as a team here at PR24, we embody daily. We’re looking forward to sponsoring some key events over the next year, volunteering alongside the charity, and raising funds to ensure we can help other people and families out there, just like my family.”
To find out more about the services offered by Property Response 24 visit

Win a VIP with Callum Beattie!

Win a VIP experience with Callum Beattie at his sold-out show at the Kelvingrove Bandstand on August 9! The winner and a pal will get to meet Callum backstage, get their hands on some exclusive signed goodies, before watching his incredible show.
Entry to the comp is £10 with all money raised being split between the Catherine McEwan Foundation and the amazing Ups and Downs Theatre Group.

Howard Donald Revealed as Tea Jenny Headliner!

Could it be magic…
We are gutted that Gok won’t be joining us at this year’s Tea Jenny, and are sending so much love to him and his dear friend Fanny and look forward to welcoming him to next year’s event.
Our team worked insanely hard behind the scenes to find a new headliner, and they really have gone and pulled it out of the bag, we can’t quite believe it but we’ve only gone and booked Howard Donald!
We only have 5 tables remaining, if you’re quick you can grab one via 👉

The Launch of Wellness Walks

Today is National Self Care day which seems like the perfect opportunity to announce the upcoming launch of our Wellness Walks. 💪

They say, “Together we’re stronger,” and that’s precisely what our Wellness Walks is all about! 🤝💕 We’re on a mission to combat isolation, create connections, and empower our incredible community to stay active.

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Whether you’re living with IBD, a supporter, or someone who wants to make a difference, our Wellness Walks are for YOU! 

We’ll be sharing more details soon, but in the meantime join our Facebook Group to stay connected to your fellow Wellness Walkers and let us know which park you would like a walk to take place in >

Catherine McEwan Foundation Donation a Further £15,000 to Continue the Delivery of CD-TREAT

We are delighted to donate a further £15,000 to continue the delivery of the ground-breaking ‘CD-TREAT’ diet for children living with Crohn’s Disease.
Children on this special diet can eat solid foods, which makes their treatment easier to follow and do not have to rely on feeding a liquid-only diet with tubes inserted in the stomach .
In partnership with our friends at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, a dedicated team of volunteer drivers deliver the CD-TREAT meals to children who participate in our studies across the UK each week, sometimes travelling as far as London and Essex.
Volunteers also transfer blood, urine, and stool samples back to our laboratories at the University of Glasgow on their journeys. These are then analysed as part of the intensive Post Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Study, or iPENS, helping to evaluate the effectiveness of CD-TREAT diet in the management of Crohn’s disease.
We are extremely proud to continue our support of this incredible project as well as our partnership & Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity the University of Glasgow.

Sharing our story with the Made Brave team

Catherine McEwan Foundation founder Derek was recently invited to MadeBrave HQ to speak to their team about the work of the Foundation and his personal journey.
It was an honour to be able to share the story of our wee charity with some of the most creative minds in the country!
Massive thanks to Andrew, Raymond and all the team for the invite. 😀❤

Summer Solstice Ben Nevis climb

What an experience! Our Summer Solsticer’s climbed through the night to be rewarded with seeing the sun rise on the longest day of the year, from the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
Thank you to everyone to who took part, the money you have raised will help us to continue to make the lives of those living with Crohn’s and Colitis in Scotland better.