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1% for charity

Here at Edinburgh Handyman we are committed to putting our money where our mouth is when it comes to good causes. Since 2020, we have donated at least 1% of our annual turnover to a nominated charity each year. See below for details of this year's charity, as well as those we have supported in the past.

This year (2024-25) we're donating to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) who work for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

They provide immediate medical aid to those in great need, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system.  You can find out more and make a donation here.

Giles Boardman 1947-2022

Since losing my father Giles Boardman to pancreatic cancer in July 2022  we've been supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK.  Pancreatic cancer is incredibly hard to diagnose and is often found too late for treatment.  A huge amount of my handyman skills were learnt from my Dad and he is deeply missed. 

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Herefordshire memorial bike ride, Sunday July 23rd 2023

Dad was a really keen cyclist and as we approach the first anniversary of his death it felt appropriate to remember him  by doing something he loved.

On July 18th, close friend Richard Turley and I will be setting out from Edinburgh to cycle over 560km (350 miles) to Hereford, entirely self-supported. We're aiming to ride around 100 miles a day, arriving in Hereford on Friday 21st.

Once we're there, there will be a memorial bike ride and picnic on Sunday 23rd where friends and family can come together to celebrate his life. The details are below for anyone who would like to come along. We'll stop at Kilpeck church (a favourite spot for Dad) to have a picnic where non-cyclists can join us and also go for a walk if they fancy it. If you'd like to share some stories of Dad then there’ll also be a chance to do this while we're there.

As well as this being a good opportunity to remember Dad with love, it's also a chance to raise awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Donations can be made using the link/QR code below and will be very much appreciated.

Just get in touch if you would like more details of how to join us. 

In 2021/22 we supported  Port Edgar Watersports a CIC (community interest company) based in South Queensferry with handyman services.   More info can be found here.

In 2021/22 we supported The Rock Trust, who have been working to end youth homelessness in Scotland since 1991. For more information on the fantastic work they do watch this short clip or have a look at their website here.

In 2020 we planted a grove of trees with Trees for Life, who are a conservation charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands.  They have established 44 tree planting sites and planted nearly two million trees.

You find out more about my grove by clicking here you can even add more trees if you'd like. 

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