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Dr Who star Peter helps Retreat appeal

Peter CapaldiDr Who star Peter Capaldi has agreed to help a small Scottish charity raise funds for families with children affected by cancer.

Peter said he was inspired by the charity’s hands-on work and its ambition to build a luxury residential retreat  in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

It’s Good 2 Give will launch its appeal for The Ripple Retreat which has been designed by award-winning international architect Tony Kettle on land on the shores of Loch Venacher gifted to the charity.

Peter, who also starred in Local Hero and BBCTV comedy The Thick Of It, said: “I was introduced to It’s Good 2 Give after the charity had helped a family I know. I was hugely impressed by their approach and ambition.  By spreading the word I hope to help them raise the funds they need.  It really is Good 2 Give; please help them by giving what you can.”

Lynne McNicoll is the co-founder of It’s Good 2 Give and runs the charity from home with her husband Ian with the support of a small army of volunteers.

She said: “You can’t imagine how excited we are to have the support of Peter.   We are at a critical stage in our fundraising and desperately need to reach out to people who are keen to support everyday families who are battling with the emotional and physical challenges of caring for a child who is seriously ill.

“From a standing start, we have raised £750,000 but we need much more to cover the costs of the build and to fit out the house to the high standards we want.  Our £1m target is the reason we will launch the Ripple Retreat Appeal in January.”

Her work helping families has earned her a number of awards and accolades and last month she was presented with the Sir William Y Darling Award by the City of Edinburgh Council, a memorial prize given once a year for good citizenship.

It’s Good 2 Give is the appointed charity of Lothian Buses, Buccleuch Property, St Andrews University Fashion Show, and three Scottish business awards programmes.

To donate to the Ripple Retreat Appeal visit:

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ItsGood2GiveRippleRetreatAppeal

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