Presentation of CHAS checks at Dalkeith Country Park.

The partnership began in May 2019 with the goal of raising significant funds for children with life-limiting illnesses through a series of events and company-wide donations, and has been extended to end beginning of January 2022 due to the pandemic.

CHAS Managing Director Rami Okasha said: ‘Dalkeith Country Park has raised more than we could have imagined through a series of exciting events as well as generous donations from across the company, including Restoration Yard.

“The families we support have faced many challenges since the start of the pandemic and it is imperative that CHAS continues to be there to support them.”

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He added: “It is thanks to the help of Dalkeith Country Park and all of our other partners and supporters that we are able to keep the joy alive for so many children and their families across Scotland. ”

From January 2022, Dalkeith Country Park, including Restoration Yard, is embarking on a new two-year charity partnership with the Karen Henderson Legacy Fund of secondary breast cancer charity Make Seconds Count.

Karen Henderson, who died of secondary breast cancer in 2021, was a popular regular visitor to Dalkeith Country Park and the Restoration Yard. Her family established the Karen Henderson Legacy Fund in her memory.

Stephen Begg, Operations Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, said: “Everyone at Dalkeith Country Park and Restoration Yard is delighted to have raised such an impressive amount for CHAS during our partnership.

“It has been wonderful working with the CHAS team and getting a glimpse of the incredible work they do. We have also enjoyed being able to bring some joy to CHAS families directly through visits to events like Show of Light.

“We look forward to bringing the same passion and enthusiasm to our new charitable partnership with Karen Henderson Legacy at Make Seconds Count. Karen was well known to all of us and is greatly missed.