The Bookfellas listed below have bravely stepped up and come up with some fun and creative ideas to raise money for Scottish Book Trust. Their efforts will help ensure Scottish Book Trust can continue to help the people of Scotland thrive through reading and writing.
See what our current Bookfellas are planning, and check back for more updates.
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Director, Weber Shandwick
Project: Stewart is going run - and walk - the c40 miles from Edinburgh Waverley (the only train station in the world named after a novel) to Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott.
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/Stewart-Argo
Books Editor, The Skinny
Project: A self-claimed pretentious literary type, Alan is being sponsored to read the 50 Shades trilogy, (often publicly) within the month of February 2017.
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/Alan-Bett
Media Consultant, Murray Buchanan Ltd
Freelance journalist and copywriter
Arts Editor, The Scotsman
Project: At some point between now and the end of April 2017, Roger will climb a big hill in a gale and read a passage from the Storm Scene in King Lear ("Blow winds, and crack your cheeks" etc). There will be video evidence, so if you'd like to see Roger getting beaten up by a real storm while mangling one of the best rants in Shakespeare, please sponsor him at the link below.
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/R-Cox1
Communications and PR, Church of Scotland
Project: Create ‘Book Map Scotland’ – an interactive map of Scotland which, in return for a donation, people can populate with images, videos and stories about books they have enjoyed linked to places around the country.
Chief Executive, Ceannas
Project: Celebrate John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps by walking the 39 km from Broughton (his birthplace) to Moffatt, which features in the novel.
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/the39steps
Schools Resources Developer, Scottish Book Trust
Project: King of the Mountains Sportive
Partner, Gillespie Macandrew LLP
Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford
Project: A comedy gig where four comedians read extracts from books they liked as children and do stand-up! More details to come...
Business Development Assistant, Charlotte Square Investment Managers
Project: Hold a music concert and earn donations by selling a CD
Owner, Ginger Nuts of Horror
Business Development Director, Jump Marketing
Project: Running the Cape Wrath half marathon.
Project: Beards for Books! 'During November, I'm going to try to grow my first beard - I've always avoided sporting a beard in the past because I'm worried that it'll make me look too much like my Dad, who has some fine facial hair. Please sponsor me in my attempt to lose my clean-shaven visage and end my days as a beardless wonder.'
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/Peter-Ranscombe
Managing Director, Media Scotland
Project: Sponsored takeover of the 50-Word Fiction Competition
Director, Scran Salon
Project: 100 Bookpeeps -100 friends write about a book that is important to them, send a pic, donate £10 and it is then posted on 100bookpeeps.wordpress.com.
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/Blythe-Robertson
Dig It! 2017 Project Manager, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Project: Awkward Dads - Ten dads are filmed reading a part of a book. Every £100 raised unlocks the next part of the story.
J David Simons
Project: Robert Louis Stevenson hike across Mull in the footsteps of David Balfour in Kidnapped
Sustainability Programmes Manager, Standard Life
Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
Project: Robert Louis Stevenson hike across Mull in the footsteps of David Balfour in Kidnapped.
More Info: justgiving.com/fundraising/Raymond-Soltysek
Managing Director, Scottish Routes
Project: Will is planning a special whisky tour that incorporates books and reading.
Editor, Edinburgh Whisky Blog