We are proud to announce our charity partnership with Make 2nds Count and The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund
What it does
Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer. The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund, which is a part of Make 2nds Count, raises money in memory of Karen who was a dearly loved visitor to Restoration Yard and Dalkeith Country Park. Her fund runs as part of Make 2nds Count and the proceeds it raises is used directly to support specific Make 2nds Count projects that have been created to enhance the quality of life of secondary breast cancer patients.
It strives to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. The Make 2nds Count community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.
Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage IV breast cancer, is a cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. Parts of the body affected are usually the bones, liver, lungs, brain or the skin.
Secondary breast cancer can be treated but it cannot be cured. Treatments aim to control and slow down the disease to enable patients to have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE 2NDS COUNT
What we will do
As part of this charity partnership we want to help raise vital funds for The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund for Make 2nds Count. Help us do it. We have collection tins across Dalkeith Country Park’s Fort Douglas and within Restoration Yard‘s store and eateries for any loose change you can spare. You’ll also find signage around Restoration Yard and Dalkeith Country Park with a QR code linking directly to the charity’s donation page.
We will also be hosting events for The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund throughout the year. We would love to have you join us.
To find out about other ways we will be raising awareness and funds as part of our charity partnership – keep watching this space.
You can donate using the QR code below ~
One of the Make 2nds Count initiatives run from The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund is Littlelifts Boxes. These boxes are packed full of mood boosting practical products for secondary breast cancer patients going through treatment. These have been re-branded to show they are from the KHLF and contain a couple of additional items “from Karen”.
Karen was delighted when she received her Littlelifts box from Lisa Fleming, founder of Make 2nds Count, and she found the contents useful and beneficial. Funds raised by Restoration Yard and Dalkeith Country Park will help continue the provision of these wee ‘boosts in a box’ deliveries to those secondary breast cancer patients going through radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatments.Find Out More
Collection tins for The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund can be found at our till points around Restoration Yard and Dalkeith Country Park. If you can spare some loose change every little bit does help. Where we can, we will be fundraising for the charity throughout the year through our own events and, where possible, with our external event partners.Get Involved
If you’d like to find out more about the incredible work The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund does and what you could do to help, head over to the Make 2nds Count website.See The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund for Make 2nds Count Website