Our Charities - Local, National and International
Pitlochry Station Bookshop contributes to six charities, with equal funding given to each. Some charities are new to our list while others have been with us since the beginning and we have attempted to achieve some balance between local, national and international charities.
The six charities are listed in alphabetical order.
Cancer Research UK
No other charity anywhere in the world is doing more to beat cancer than Cancer Research UK. It’s the only one fighting over 200 cancers, including the one that matters most to you, and in the UK it’s the single largest funder of cancer research.
All this is only possible with generous supporters and hard-working scientists.
Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for research. Its life-saving work relies on the money people give.
Amount donated (to November 2019) - £51,556
Children’s Hospice Association, Scotland (CHAS)
CHAS is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.
CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and a home care service called CHAS at Home.
Every day it costs CHAS £25,000 to run its care services.
Amount donated (to Novenber 2019) - £51,435
Click here to visit the CHAS web site.
Highland Perthshire Shopmobility
Shopmobility is a service that helps all people who consider themselves to have mobility problems (whether through disability, illness or injury) to continue to get around town centres independently, with freedom, confidence and dignity. It is open to anyone and is absolutely free.
Amount donated (to November 2019) - £51,390
Mercy Corps helps people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities to thrive. Its work is in failing states like Somalia and Zimbabwe, conflict zones like Afghanistan, Congo and Iraq and countries that have endured natural disasters like Indonesia, Pakistan and Haiti.
In these places, a child’s life is often at risk. A woman’s education is usually ignored. A family’s livelihood is never a sure thing. Mercy Corps responds immediately to emergencies and stays on to build food security, resilience and new economic opportunities.
Amount donated (to November 2019) - £51,300
Click here to visit the Mercy Corps web site.
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) launched its helicopter air ambulance in May 2013 to deliver front-line care to time-critical emergencies across Scotland.
SCAA provides a fully equipped medical helicopter that can be deployed from its central base at Perth (formerly Scone) Airport to incidents across the length and breadth of Scotland.
The charity is not supported by any statutory funding and the service is funded solely by donations from private individuals, companies and community trusts.
Amount donated (to November 2019) - £36,300
(The smaller amount reflects SCAA’s status as a recent charity added to the Bookshop’s group in 2014.)
Click here to visit the web site of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Tayside Mountain Rescue
The members of Tayside Mountain Rescue are on duty 365 days a year to save the lives of people stranded on Tayside’s mountains. They work in dangerous environments, yet the work is voluntary and they are not paid for their efforts.
Because of their hostile working conditions, training and equipment has to be the best available and the finance comes through fund-raising and from corporate sponsors.
Tayside Mountain Rescue joined Pitlochry Station Bookshop’s list of charities in April 2016.
Amount donated (to November 2019) - £20,400
(The smaller amount reflects Mountain Rescue’s status as a recent charity added to the Bookshop’s list.)
Click here to visit the web site of Tayside Mountain Rescue Team
Amnesty was on the Bookshop list from 2005 - 2016 and during that time benefited from donations amounting to £31,190.