Supporting the community
 

McInroy & Wood is deeply appreciative of the community surrounding us in Haddington and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. 

Our responsibilities to wider society begin with due acknowledgement of the social and cultural fabric of our own community. For that reason, we contribute significantly to groups engaged in the creative arts, education, the environment and other community interests. The support and appreciation of our community is no less important than that of other stakeholders in setting the operation of the firm on a sustainable basis. We express our appreciation of the work of some of the charities that we have supported over the years by giving a glimpse into their varied and rewarding endeavours. We hope that your discovery of them will be enjoyable. 

Select an image below to learn more about the organisation.


Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet is a group of talented young string players who have performed their music in front of discerning audiences at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Their music has been recorded and played on radio and they have performed at several festivals. The quartet have also actively raised the awareness of classical music with young schoolchildren who might otherwise never have enjoyed this opportunity.

McInroy & Wood has supported the Albion Quartet over several years and invite you to enjoy this concert, one of their last together as a group, performed at the Foundling Museum.


Borders Book Festival

Borders Book Festival

Since 2018, the McInroy & Wood Lecture has brought global issues to the fore, provoking intelligent debate and standing ovations at the Borders Book Festival. The 2023 McInroy & Wood Lecture features Dame Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce, who steered a team of experts to deliver the world’s fastest Covid-19 vaccination programme. A video recording is available here.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care was established in 2015 and is run by fundraisers who are parents of children living with Cystic Fibrosis. The charity invests in essential care and equipment, provides hardship support with food and energy grants for patients and families, enables emotional support and counselling through difficult times, also, vocational and educational grants for adult patients and specialist Cystic Fibrosis training for nurses.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Cystic Fibrosis Care, managing funds on behalf of the charity and supporting fundraising events over a number of years.


Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) exists to support the life-changing work of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. Every year, every day, every hour, the charity works tirelessly to provide seriously ill babies, children, young people, and their families with the extra support they need when facing a potentially life-changing hospital visit. No child wants to be in hospital, but for those who must be, ECHC is there to make that experience as positive as possible.

Thanks to funding from a small group of funders, including McInroy and Wood, ECHC has taken its tried and tested hospital support out into the community. The charity has launched a mental health pilot service in Tranent, East Lothian, called The Haven. You can find more information about the work of the charity and this new pilot service here.


Leuchie

Leuchie

Leuchie is a national respite charity which provides transformational holidays for people living with neurological conditions such as MS, MND, stroke & Parkinson's, and helps carers and families have a much-needed break from caring responsibilities themselves. Their short breaks include expert 24-hour nursing care, diverse activities, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and enabling technology. Leuchie respite holidays focus on improving health, re-enabling independence and ending loneliness, during and after guests’ stay.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to help Leuchie continue its excellent and essential work. Click here to watch a video about Leuchie.


New Light

New Light

New Light celebrates and promotes art in the north of England, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition which is fast becoming one of the UK’s most revered open exhibitions. Their “Art for All” inclusive education programme collaborates with partner galleries to create talks, workshops and charity projects in a bid to make contemporary art more accessible. New Light partners with sponsors to enable public bodies and charities, including schools and hospitals to borrow from the New Light Collection free of charge, giving everyone the chance to experience the region’s rich artistic talent.

McInroy & Wood’s support of New Light has been building since 2018. Selected works by Northern artists and are offered to schools, hospitals, prisons and other public spaces where the artworks can be appreciated and enjoyed by those who might not otherwise have easy access to it. You can find out more on their website.


Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen seeks to reduce social isolation and address food poverty by providing freshly cooked meals across Haddington and the Lammermuir areas.

McInroy & Wood’s support has helped the project to continue its good work with some of the most vulnerable people in its community. Click here to watch a short video about Our Community Kitchen. Alternatively, their website can be accessed here.


RADA

RADA

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) have offered dramatic arts training for over a century. Today the Academy is a world-leader in both acting and theatre production disciplines and seeks to train the most talented individuals. RADA have an impressive track record of graduate employment in theatre, film, television and radio, as award-winners and leaders in their fields: actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers, production managers, and many others.

McInroy & Wood has been managing investment portfolios on behalf of RADA for many years and is delighted to be associated with them in this way as well as through various acts of sponsorship. Click here for a video about RADA.


Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) was established in 2013 to respond to time-critical emergencies across Scotland. Working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service, SCAA is now an integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network, responding to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles. From their bases in Perth and Aberdeen, SCAA can quickly reach those in need and then airlift them to hospital care. Since their launch, SCAA has flown over 5,000 missions, taking expert, life-saving paramedic care to people when they need help the most. 

McInroy & Wood is proud to support the SCAA and invite you to learn more about them on their website.


Turn2us

Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity that provides practical information, support and direct financial assistance to people facing financial shocks that may arise from life-changing events such as job loss, illness or bereavement. The charity operates nationally but also has a particular focus on Edinburgh.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Turn2us, managing funds on behalf of the charity and through various acts of sponsorship. Further information about the charity can be found here.


Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation is a major regional grant maker in North & East Yorkshire, York and Hull. Generous support from individuals, businesses, councils and other funders has seen them distribute over £19 million since 2000 to thousands of small community organisations all over the region. Those organisations tackle the most pressing challenges facing our society today, such as poverty, loneliness and the mental health crisis. The support, advice and essential services they provide enrich the lives of thousands of local people, enabling communities to survive and thrive.

Expert advisors on giving and philanthropy, donors trust Two Ridings’ understanding of the real issues affecting local people and their ability to reach the communities most often unseen and unknown by other funders. Liz Wild, one of our Harrogate-based Investment Directors is a trustee at the Foundation.

McInroy & Wood supports Two Ridings on an ongoing basis. We invest in a small endowment held in THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District which provides grants to around 50 community groups each year improving the wellbeing of local people and enabling real change. We have also sponsored their annual celebration of all the groups supported by the fund.


Yorkshire Children's Charity

Yorkshire Children's Charity

Yorkshire Children’s Charity transform childhoods to improve the lives for the thousands of disadvantaged children, ensuring no child or young person is left behind due to ill health, disability, or financial circumstance. They work hard to give young people a fair chance to live an inclusive life, full of opportunities to explore.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Yorkshire Children's Charity. Further information about the charity can be found here.


Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet is a group of talented young string players who have performed their music in front of discerning audiences at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Their music has been recorded and played on radio and they have performed at several festivals. The quartet have also actively raised the awareness of classical music with young schoolchildren who might otherwise never have enjoyed this opportunity.

McInroy & Wood has supported the Albion Quartet over several years and invite you to enjoy this concert, one of their last together as a group, performed at the Foundling Museum.


Borders Book Festival

Borders Book Festival

Since 2018, the McInroy & Wood Lecture has brought global issues to the fore, provoking intelligent debate and standing ovations at the Borders Book Festival. The 2023 McInroy & Wood Lecture features Dame Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce, who steered a team of experts to deliver the world’s fastest Covid-19 vaccination programme. A video recording is available here.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care was established in 2015 and is run by fundraisers who are parents of children living with Cystic Fibrosis. The charity invests in essential care and equipment, provides hardship support with food and energy grants for patients and families, enables emotional support and counselling through difficult times, also, vocational and educational grants for adult patients and specialist Cystic Fibrosis training for nurses.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Cystic Fibrosis Care, managing funds on behalf of the charity and supporting fundraising events over a number of years.


Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) exists to support the life-changing work of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. Every year, every day, every hour, the charity works tirelessly to provide seriously ill babies, children, young people, and their families with the extra support they need when facing a potentially life-changing hospital visit. No child wants to be in hospital, but for those who must be, ECHC is there to make that experience as positive as possible.

Thanks to funding from a small group of funders, including McInroy and Wood, ECHC has taken its tried and tested hospital support out into the community. The charity has launched a mental health pilot service in Tranent, East Lothian, called The Haven. You can find more information about the work of the charity and this new pilot service here.


Leuchie

Leuchie

Leuchie is a national respite charity which provides transformational holidays for people living with neurological conditions such as MS, MND, stroke & Parkinson's, and helps carers and families have a much-needed break from caring responsibilities themselves. Their short breaks include expert 24-hour nursing care, diverse activities, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and enabling technology. Leuchie respite holidays focus on improving health, re-enabling independence and ending loneliness, during and after guests’ stay.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to help Leuchie continue its excellent and essential work. Click here to watch a video about Leuchie.


New Light

New Light

New Light celebrates and promotes art in the north of England, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition which is fast becoming one of the UK’s most revered open exhibitions. Their “Art for All” inclusive education programme collaborates with partner galleries to create talks, workshops and charity projects in a bid to make contemporary art more accessible. New Light partners with sponsors to enable public bodies and charities, including schools and hospitals to borrow from the New Light Collection free of charge, giving everyone the chance to experience the region’s rich artistic talent.

McInroy & Wood’s support of New Light has been building since 2018. Selected works by Northern artists and are offered to schools, hospitals, prisons and other public spaces where the artworks can be appreciated and enjoyed by those who might not otherwise have easy access to it. You can find out more on their website.


Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen seeks to reduce social isolation and address food poverty by providing freshly cooked meals across Haddington and the Lammermuir areas.

McInroy & Wood’s support has helped the project to continue its good work with some of the most vulnerable people in its community. Click here to watch a short video about Our Community Kitchen. Alternatively, their website can be accessed here.


RADA

RADA

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) have offered dramatic arts training for over a century. Today the Academy is a world-leader in both acting and theatre production disciplines and seeks to train the most talented individuals. RADA have an impressive track record of graduate employment in theatre, film, television and radio, as award-winners and leaders in their fields: actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers, production managers, and many others.

McInroy & Wood has been managing investment portfolios on behalf of RADA for many years and is delighted to be associated with them in this way as well as through various acts of sponsorship. Click here for a video about RADA.


Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) was established in 2013 to respond to time-critical emergencies across Scotland. Working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service, SCAA is now an integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network, responding to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles. From their bases in Perth and Aberdeen, SCAA can quickly reach those in need and then airlift them to hospital care. Since their launch, SCAA has flown over 5,000 missions, taking expert, life-saving paramedic care to people when they need help the most. 

McInroy & Wood is proud to support the SCAA and invite you to learn more about them on their website.


Turn2us

Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity that provides practical information, support and direct financial assistance to people facing financial shocks that may arise from life-changing events such as job loss, illness or bereavement. The charity operates nationally but also has a particular focus on Edinburgh.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Turn2us, managing funds on behalf of the charity and through various acts of sponsorship. Further information about the charity can be found here.


Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation is a major regional grant maker in North & East Yorkshire, York and Hull. Generous support from individuals, businesses, councils and other funders has seen them distribute over £19 million since 2000 to thousands of small community organisations all over the region. Those organisations tackle the most pressing challenges facing our society today, such as poverty, loneliness and the mental health crisis. The support, advice and essential services they provide enrich the lives of thousands of local people, enabling communities to survive and thrive.

Expert advisors on giving and philanthropy, donors trust Two Ridings’ understanding of the real issues affecting local people and their ability to reach the communities most often unseen and unknown by other funders. Liz Wild, one of our Harrogate-based Investment Directors is a trustee at the Foundation.

McInroy & Wood supports Two Ridings on an ongoing basis. We invest in a small endowment held in THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District which provides grants to around 50 community groups each year improving the wellbeing of local people and enabling real change. We have also sponsored their annual celebration of all the groups supported by the fund.


Yorkshire Children's Charity

Yorkshire Children's Charity

Yorkshire Children’s Charity transform childhoods to improve the lives for the thousands of disadvantaged children, ensuring no child or young person is left behind due to ill health, disability, or financial circumstance. They work hard to give young people a fair chance to live an inclusive life, full of opportunities to explore.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Yorkshire Children's Charity. Further information about the charity can be found here.