Events & Donations


Sponsored Bridge Walk

Forth Road Bridge – 21st January 2023


We cannot thank our participants, parents and carers, supporters and friends of Options in Life for donating, sharing and participating in this initiative. The amount continues to rise but at last count we had raised £5328.00, and we cannot wait to put it to good use.

The Edenfields Golf Glub


 Thanks to the members of Edenfields Golf Club for their fundraising efforts and generous donation towards the running of our projects.

Our thanks to the Gibson family for another kind donation towards the running costs of our Recreation Programme

A huge thank you to Graham Lang for another generous donation towards the running costs of our Pop Up Café project in Ceres.

Our sincere thanks to Eric Scott for his kind donation.

Coop and Coop Members

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Community Fund  – our Vice Chairman, Daniel Pow, accompanied by Daniel, a member of our Friday group, was presented with a cheque by the manager of the Coop, Tayport branch. The donation will help fund one of our Work Experience projects. Sincere appreciation from all at Options in Life to all of the Coop members who made this possible.

Grateful thanks to Pamela Walker and family for their generous donation in memory of the late Eddie Walker.

Thank you, Trevor and Lesley Lee, for your kind donation towards the running costs of our Recreation Programme.

Thank you, Ashley Jarvis, for your kind donation 

Sincere thanks to Graham Lang for his generous donation to the running of our Cafe Project in Ceres

Thank you to David and Ann Gibson for their kind donation to the running of our Recreation Programme

Our sincere thanks to Pete Wallace for his generous donation and continued support.

A HUGE thank you to Daniel and David Gibson, and the members of Tayside Sea Kayaking Club who took part in a sponsored kayaking expedition on the River Tay, to raise funds for Options In Life’s Recreation Programme.

Another thank you to Stephen Gethins, MP, for completing a survey on our behalf and securing a donation for us from 

Thank you to Stephen Gethins, MP for nominating Options In Life for a donation from

Our thanks to Balbirnie Golf Club for your fundraising efforts and generous donation.

Sheila Gibson
Thank you for your generous Xmas donation

Ann Gibson
Thank you for donating the proceeds of your sponsored cycle to Options In Life

Jackie Cunningham
Thank you for your kind donation

Bell Baxter Agricultural Discussion Society
Thank you to the Society for donating the proceeds of their recent sponsored cycle to Options In Life

Criterion Bar, St Andrews
Our sincere thanks to Barbara, George and the other musicians, the staff and clientele for their generous donations during British Open Golf Week.

Kirkland High School and Community College
Thank you to the office staff for donating the proceeds from their annual Christmas charity collection to Options in Life.

Our Grateful thanks to Miss Perrie and Bill Mathewson for their kind donations to our Recreation Program at Xmas time.

Options In Life would like to thank Condies Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers for their generous donation to our Recreation Program funds.

Our sincere appreciation to Ruth Peden who accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge and donated the proceeds to Options.

Philomena and Philee Ang-Chen
Our thanks to Philo and Philee who travelled all the way from Manchester to volunteer with our Recreation Program for a day – and left a generous donation.

Thank you, Hugh & Barbara Purves, for filling one of our collection tins.

The Thornton Golf Club Annual Charity Day
Friday 1st August 2014
sponsored by
Surface Heating Systems Ltd, Glenrothes
Our thanks to Thornton Golf Club, and the many contributors.  Options In Life was once again fortunate enough to be nominated as one of the charities to benefit from funds raised at the club’s annual charity day.

This was an Open Golf Day for teams of three.

In the evening, participants enjoyed a meal in the clubhouse, an auction and live entertainment. 

Our sincere appreciation goes to Spindle, our regular Friday support volunteer, and the staff of BT, for organising a raffle to help boost our Recreation Program funds.

An enormous thank you to Iain and Holly, who were married in Florida recently. We owe a huge debt of gratitude for their incredible generosity in asking their wedding guests to donate to Options In Life, in lieu of wedding gifts.

A special thank you to our own Ashley, who recently ran the EMF half marathon to raise funds for the Options Recreation Program.

We are extremely grateful to have received a cheque from the Thrift Shop at RAF Leuchars. Sincere thanks from all at Options.

Options in Life Friday Recreation group would like to thank Bill and Anne for their very kind donation. It is very much appreciated and has helped to fund our weekly activities.

Thank you to Sheila Gibson from Options In Life for her very generous donation to our Recreation Programme funds in celebration of her silver wedding anniversary.

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Our support worker, David Glover, was selected by Sustrans to take part in  their Pedal On UK event. David cycled a whopping 300 miles  and  used it as an opportunity to raise money for Options In Life. Thank you, David.

Our sincere thanks to Ashley, Daniel and Scott who completed the hilly Crieff 10K, and raised lots of money which substantially boosted our Recreation Programme funds.

Options in Life were presented with a cheque by Gayle Nelson on behalf of Cupar Arts. They held a ceilidh fundraiser and generously decided to donate some of the proceeds to us. Thank you!

Options in Life received another kind donation from Elmwood from the Lifeskills 1 group in the Student Development Department, who ran an Easter stall in March to raise funds for us. Thank you Aimee, Euan, Craig and Ryan!

The Steps to Work group in the Student Development Department at Elmwood College ran a cafe fundraiser at their Garden Gallery on Thursday 28th February to raise funds for Options In Life. Members of the committee were invited guests and enjoyed being treated to the students’ home baking. Options In Life is very grateful to the Steps to Work students for their hard work, and is looking forward to organising future joint projects with Student Development, working together to create a brighter future for young people with learning and other disabilities.

Options in Life would like to thank the Cunningham Family for their extremely kind donation, it is greatly appreciated!

A big Thank You to 10 year old ROSA DORAN who ran a Christmas crafts and home baking stall at Cupar Christmas lights switch on and kindly donated the proceeds to Options in Life!


JOHN VAN DIEKEN walked from North Queensferry to Lower Largo on Saturday 22nd September, to raise funds for Options In Life. Congratulations, and well done John – we’re proud of you ! John said he was grateful to Dougie and his cousin, John Gubby (another Gas Man, Service Engineer with British Gas), for getting him through. He said he’d never have managed it himself, not in in one go anyway. They walked 30.33 miles, in a little under 13 hours, 6.50am – 7.40pm, and their efforts have raised around an amazing amount for Options In Life.

John works for Scotland Gas Networks, who also sponsored the walk. He is currently part of the company’s Fit Club, 12 employees given assistance to lose weight and get fit.

His gym activity has led him to be much more active so he decided to do the walk for himself and raise money for our Charity at the same time. John lost 2lb during the walk, despite the energy bars and drinks. He has now lost a total of 4st 3lb.

John has his own site which is tracking his progress


The Thornton Annual Charity Day
 sponsored by Glenrothes Fabrications Ltd.
Thornton Golf Club, Friday 3rd August 2012 thornton golf club
This was an Open Golf Day for teams of three. The charge was £15 per team.  Watch for our next golf event and book your team through the golf club. Contact details for this event were at We also held a number of fund raising events throughout the day, from raffles and guess the cake weight to an evening dinner and auction. We plan to hold at least one golf event a year, but we are discussing the possibility of more.

We wish to thank the many contributors – the organisers, Thornton Golf Club, Glenrothes Fabrication Ltd, the sponsors, company donations from Surface Heating Systems, Industrial Sewn Products, the cheques from many individuals, plus the many contributors who donated prizes for the raffle and auction ranging from the weekend on Loch Tay to the full day of electrical services among many many others. Finally, thank you to everyone who took part in the tournament and joined us in the evening to spend their money and support our cause.

Thanks to David Kett and daughter  for their kind donations.