Calendar of Events for 2013

This list of events will be updated regularly

The Jimmy’s Footsteps Dinner

postponedThe Jimmy’s Pop Up Restaurant is back serving what will undoubtedly be the meal ofthe year!  The theme of thisdinner will be regional specialities from the counties we passed through while walking “In Jimmy’s Footsteps” in June and July.  Tickets for this event have been selling fast so don’t delay in letting us know if you would like to come.

Venue: Jimmy's Pop up Restaurant, Earlston High School, Earlston.

Date: Friday 20 September (Arrive 7.15 - carriages at 11.30)

Price: Tickets are £25 per head which enables you to enjoy a stunning 6 course dinner. We will also be selling pre-order wine and beer packages to accompany your meal.

As always, there will be a very special Jimmy’s Footsteps Raffle and the usual fun and games..

Come along, have a great time and raise some money for Cancer Research UK

Ticket Information
For tickets e-mail [email protected]

Bookings only confirmed on payment

Official walk started on Sunday 23 June from Lochore, Fife, ScotlandWalking.

UPDATE....The walk was a huge success and raised the profile for CRUK up and down the country.  I must offer a huge thanks to all those that came and walked in Jimmy's Footsteps with me…..the support and encouragement was superb.
Several people have asked me if I would do it again and the answer is an emphatic yes…..just not yet!

Wilson signs

The walk is being sponsored by Liz and Ali Mcintyre, with support from Bookers of Galashiels and Wilson Signs of Hawick

UPDATE.... The start of the walk will begin in Mannering Street at 09.00 on the 23rd June and the first day will take us through Lochore Country Park, Cowdenbeath, Inverkeithing, and the Forth Road Bridge and then onto South Gyle shopping centre.

You can follow our progress as we go down the UK and see the places we will be visiting each day on the daily walk blog, Facebook and Twitter.

End of walk on Saturday 20 July

The end of the walk will be in Deal at the Rose Hotel for a nice cold shandy.

St Valentine’s Dinner
“The Valentine’s Dinner was a huge success with every one of the guests wholly delighted with their evening.
It was a fun evening of great food and games and a wonderful atmosphere was created at the first appearance of Jimmy’s Pop Up Restaurant. The evening was such a success that the next appearance of Jimmy’s Pop Up Restaurant, at the Easter Banquet, is sold out 5 weeks before the event.
From the dinner and the valentines cake sale we raised over £1,240 and huge thanks go to everyone who volunteered for the event and to those who paid for the privilege of having such a good meal.”


The inaugural Jimmy's tablet competition was won by Debbie. (Alistair –last)


Quiz Night (Click here for more information)
Friday 1 March 2013 - 7.00 for 7.30 pm
(the 1st round will commence at 7.30 sharp).
Main Hall, Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels
Teams of 4 - £20 per team

UPDATE....The quiz night, held at Borders College, was a great success with 14 teams participating and raising over £580. The winners were “The Doctor and the Dimwits”. Many thanks to Robert Hewitt and Kevin Drum for organising the questions and to Sheila and Louise for organising the event. Sadly, Alistair’s team came last!!

Easter Banquet Dinner (Click here for more information) Sorry - Sold out
Venue: Jimmy's Pop up Restaurant, Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside
If you are reading this section of the events page we are delighted to inform you that the banquet is now fully booked and advise you to book early for the next even to avoid further disappointment.

UPDATE....What a fabulous night of fine food and great fun. A sell-out crowd at Gattonside village hall were treated to a five course menu and a host of fun and games. The event, along with the Easter Cake Sale, raised £1770 for the appeal, so many thanks to the generous guests, some of whom had to be rolled home as they were so full up. Everyone had a super evening (most of the guests had booked for the next dinner before leaving). Huge thanks to all of our volunteers for their very hard work.
The second Jimmy’s tablet competition was won by Sheila (Alistair – still last)

Coffee Morning
at The Restaurant Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels
Friday 22 March 2013, 9.30am - 10.30am
Choice of tea, coffee, juice, scones and cake at £2.00 per head.
● In Jimmy’s Footsteps merchandise available to purchase ●
Organised by Borders College Workwise Students

UPDATE....Was yet another success for the appeal raising £99 selling delicious scones and home-made cakes. A massive thanks to the staff and students of Workwise 1B and again to the generosity of the staff and students of Borders College for supporting the event.

Car Boot Sale
Sunday 14 April 2013
Location:  Staff Car Park Scottish Borders Council HQ, Newtown-St-Boswells
• Cars should arrive between 7.45 and 8.30 am. Open to public from 9 am - 2pm
• Pitches: £6 for advance booking or £8 on the day (No traders or Food Vendors Please)
• Refreshments available
All proceeds to the In Jimmy's Footsteps Appeal for Cancer Research UK
To book ring 07971 620646 or email [email protected]

UPDATE....The Borders weather beat us on this one but in a weekend which included of a couple of events we still managed to raise £500 so a big thank you to the "booters" who turned up and tried and to Peebles High School for their contribution.

Fully BookedBungee Jump April (Click here for more information)
27 April 2013
Raise your adrenalin levels with Daredevil Debbie and raise money for Cancer Research UK at the same time with the in Jimmy's Footsteps appeal 2013 by doing a Bungee Jump @ Killiecrankie Bridge.

UPDATE....Wow! 17 maniacs jumped off a very big bridge for the appeal and all of them bounced back safe and sound! We don't know how much was raised yet… but it's a lot! Special mention for Linda who was the top earner with over £900 and who halfway down headfirst to the river was heard (very loudly) to question Alistair's parentage. The day concluded with a lovely picnic on what turned out to be one of the few dry days of the year so far and we even had a Jimmy’s bungee cake from Kirsty to celebrate the event.
Many thanks to Debbie for organising the event, the 17 jumpers and to all the generous people who sponsored them.

With a few more jumpers still collecting their money the amount raised so far by the flying Borderers is a staggering £4,473.62

Golf Day (Click here for more information)
Sunday May 12

Charity Golf Day at Torwoodlee Golf Club, Galashiels sponsored by Ideal Coffee Services.
Entry cost: £120 per team of four which includes a round of golf followed by a BBQ, prize giving and raffle. Family members are welcome to join the BBQ with advanced bookings (Nominal fee applies)
Bookings confirmed on receipt of payment

UPDATE....Another great event as 13 teams of 4 participated in a fantastic day - despite the weather!
We raised £1,440 for the appeal and everyone had a great time. Many thanks to all of the golfers for braving the weather. The lucky winners of the various prizes won rounds of golf at Gleneagles, St Andrews, Newbattle and Gleneagles again, as well as champagne, whisky and exclusive Jimmy’s merchandise.
A massive thanks to our sponsors: Ideal Coffee Services, Scottish Fuel, Unico, Newbattle Golf Club and Brakes for their very generous sponsorship and prizes.
The third Jimmy’s tablet competition was won by Sheila (for the second time) and of course Alistair was still last!

Posh Frocks and Pamper Evening (Click here for more information)

Monday 13 May 2013 - 7.30 pm
The Union, Scottish Borders Campus
Come along and bag a bargain at our fabulous sale of nearly new ball gowns, evening dresses and cocktail dresses.
Includes a stunning fashion show, hair and make- up demonstrations and manicures
Tickets £7 (which includes a complementary glass of wine and nibbles)

UPDATE....Sixty five people attended this event to view our exclusive collection of generously donated posh frocks. A great number of guests went away very happy having bagged a brilliant bargain, enjoyed a glass of wine and been treated to a manicure. The event raised £938! Many thanks to everyone who donated a dress, all those who came along and to the team for organising the evening. Watch this space as we still have more fabulous frocks to sell so another event will be held in the Autumn.

Other events will be added to this list so remember to keep up to date

Merchandise available
T-Shirts, Wristbands and Cookery Books are now available. Please email [email protected] for more information