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. Coronavirus is a particular challenge for many of the charities that we have supported over the years. For this reason, we express our appreciation of the work of some of these charities 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 are also actively raising the awareness of classical music with young schoolchildren who might otherwise never have the opportunity to do so themselves. 

McInroy & Wood is proud to support the Albion Quartet and invites you to enjoy this recent performance by them.


Borders Book Festival

Borders Book Festival

McInroy & Wood is the proud sponsor of an annual lecture at the Borders Book Festival. In 2020, in an online interview with Allan Little, Martin Bell spoke about his experience as a reporter and as an MP. As a reporter, he has covered conflicts in no fewer than eighteen war zones. As an MP he helped expose the scandal of parliamentary expenses. Martin also reflects on the decline in the objective quality of news reporting, the rise of bias, the promulgation of lies and what are labelled ‘alternative facts’. His passion and integrity are fabled.

Martin’s interview with Allan Little can be viewed on the Borders Book Festival website.


Community Action Nepal

Community Action Nepal

Community Action Nepal (CAN) is a UK based charity whose aim is to help some of the poorest people on the planet – the mountain people of Nepal who live in totally isolated communities often with no roads. CAN helps them to help themselves to raise their standard of living and to strengthen indigenous, community-based culture. CAN’s ethos is quite simple in its ultimate objective; having provided the initial support, to reduce donor dependency.

McInroy & Wood is sponsoring an exhibition of pictures largely painted in the Annapurna region of Nepal by Patrick Cullen, Tobit Roche and Tim Scott Bolton being held to raise money for CAN at the Royal Geographical Society in April 2021. Jack Hextall's film of the expedition ‘Out of Thin Air’ will also be shown. A gallery of paintings and a trailer to this film can be seen here.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care was established in 2015 and is run by fundraisers who are parents of children who have Cystic Fibrosis. The charity, which is based in Northern England, provides essential services and equipment, practical help and support to children and adults, their families and Specialist Care Centres. Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common life shortening chronic fatal genetic diseases affecting around 10,000 children and young adults in the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system, making it difficult to breathe and digest food. Complications increase with age requiring ever increasing levels of care, treatment and support. The average life expectancy is in the late 40’s. Cystic Fibrosis Care invests in essential care and equipment, but also enables emotional support and counselling through critical times of stress and difficulty and specialist CF 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.  Further information about the charity can be found here.


Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been quietly shaping and influencing conservation practice since its foundation in 1903. The world’s oldest international conservation organisation, FFI works with local partners to deliver lasting impact for species, habitats and ecosystems, finding solutions that enhance human well-being, and empowering organisations and individuals to lead innovative conservation action. FFI is currently active in more than 40 countries, protecting charismatic species like mountain gorilla and hawksbill sea turtle, lesser-known species such as the Grandidier’s baobab tree, and addressing pervasive threats to biodiversity such as plastic pollution in our oceans.

McInroy & Wood is supporting FFI’s efforts to address marine pollution from plastic pellets by supporting development of a technical standard for pellet handling and management, a key step forward in the work to eliminate this preventable and highly damaging form of ocean plastic pollution. Click here to learn more.


Image courtesy of Matt Glue/FFI


Leuchie House

Leuchie House

Based in North Berwick, Leuchie House provides respite care for those who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), who have had a stroke, or who are living with a number of other neurological conditions. Their specialist team assume caring responsibilities for the duration of guests’ stay, providing carers and family members with the opportunity to relax and recuperate. The effects of coronavirus on Leuchie House’s usual activities has been hugely challenging and McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to help them through this difficult time so that they can continue their excellent and essential work.

Click here to watch a video about Leuchie House.


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 and we had planned to sponsor the formal launch of New Light Collection in 2020 prior to the lockdown measures were introduced. The launch will be rearranged but in the meantime, there is a preview of the collection on their website.


Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet

Leeds-based Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s leading ballet companies and the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Bold and innovative in its approach, it is prolific at creating new full-length work, with a unique blend of strong classical technique and impressive storytelling. With repertoire embracing popular culture and taking inspiration from literature, legend, opera and the classics, Northern Ballet pushes the boundaries of what stories can be told through dance. Alongside creating world-class ballets on stage, the Company is committed to inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to experience dance: championing the power of the arts in education through work in schools, celebrating disabled dance through a wide range of accessible courses and training the dancers of tomorrow at its studios in Leeds.

McInroy & Wood are proud to support Northern Ballet as a Breaktime Barre Member.  Northern Ballet’s work can be viewed here.

 

Image courtesy of Emma Kauldhar


Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen

The effects of coronavirus on impoverished members of our community have been significant. Our Community Kitchen seeks to reduce social isolation and also address issues related to food poverty by providing a freshly cooked meal. The charity prepares, cooks and delivers up to 300 meals per week 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.


Paxton House

Paxton House

Paxton House is an 18th century neo-Palladian Georgian mansion overlooking the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. This grand country house boasts a Nationally Significant collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture and is surrounded by 80 acres of picturesque woodlands and riverside. The magnificent picture gallery houses over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland including masterpieces by Raeburn, Wilkie and Lawrence. Donations to The Paxton Trust are used to maintain the house and its contents and the surrounding grounds and gardens. You can view a short aerial tour of the house and its grounds here.

McInroy & Wood has supported The Paxton Trust for many years and continues to do so through these challenging times.


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.


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 coronavirus outbreak has placed huge demands on the charity to support those people across the UK whose incomes have been devastated by the virus.

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 based in York and serves the communities of North and East Yorkshire, including York and Hull, as a grant making organisation. Donations raised from individuals, families, charities and businesses are distributed to local grassroot charities – these are charities that receive very limited national funding, yet do exceptional work in local communities to help those in need. Two Ridings, like other Community Foundations, are trusted, expert advisors on giving, philanthropy and grant making.

McInroy & Wood's support of Two Ridings Community Foundation Coronavirus Community Fund has helped provide essential grants to help small, local charities and organisations. you can find out more about the wide range of groups that benefit from grants here.


Women’s Aid East and Midlothian

Women’s Aid East and Midlothian

Lockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has made it more dangerous and difficult for thousands of women living with the impact of domestic abuse. Across the world an unprecedented rise in demand for essential services that provide domestic abuse support has been seen. Women’s Aid provide essential specialist support and accommodation, often a means of escape, when otherwise there would be none. 

McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to support
Women’s Aid East and Midlothian as they continue to help women, children and young people who need support and emergency accommodation. More can be read about Women’s Aid East and Midlothian here.


Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust is a pioneering charity based in Yorkshire taking practical action to address the catastrophic decline in biodiversity in the UK. They are doing this by creating ‘woodmeadow’ – a thriving woodland and meadow ecosystem, tomorrow’s ancient woodland. Ultimately, by demonstrating the ability of woodmeadows to nurture biodiversity the group hope to create a network of woodmeadows across the UK. They hold regular volunteer task days and provide a wide range of outreach projects for children and all ages including those who find themselves isolated.  In addition, there is a busy calendar of talks, lectures and workshops.  

McInroy & Wood has supported the charity in a number of ways since 2016 and are Bronze Benefactors. This new video provides a wonderful introduction to the benefits of woodmeadows.


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 are also actively raising the awareness of classical music with young schoolchildren who might otherwise never have the opportunity to do so themselves. 

McInroy & Wood is proud to support the Albion Quartet and invites you to enjoy this recent performance by them.


Borders Book Festival

Borders Book Festival

McInroy & Wood is the proud sponsor of an annual lecture at the Borders Book Festival. In 2020, in an online interview with Allan Little, Martin Bell spoke about his experience as a reporter and as an MP. As a reporter, he has covered conflicts in no fewer than eighteen war zones. As an MP he helped expose the scandal of parliamentary expenses. Martin also reflects on the decline in the objective quality of news reporting, the rise of bias, the promulgation of lies and what are labelled ‘alternative facts’. His passion and integrity are fabled.

Martin’s interview with Allan Little can be viewed on the Borders Book Festival website.


Community Action Nepal

Community Action Nepal

Community Action Nepal (CAN) is a UK based charity whose aim is to help some of the poorest people on the planet – the mountain people of Nepal who live in totally isolated communities often with no roads. CAN helps them to help themselves to raise their standard of living and to strengthen indigenous, community-based culture. CAN’s ethos is quite simple in its ultimate objective; having provided the initial support, to reduce donor dependency.

McInroy & Wood is sponsoring an exhibition of pictures largely painted in the Annapurna region of Nepal by Patrick Cullen, Tobit Roche and Tim Scott Bolton being held to raise money for CAN at the Royal Geographical Society in April 2021. Jack Hextall's film of the expedition ‘Out of Thin Air’ will also be shown. A gallery of paintings and a trailer to this film can be seen here.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care was established in 2015 and is run by fundraisers who are parents of children who have Cystic Fibrosis. The charity, which is based in Northern England, provides essential services and equipment, practical help and support to children and adults, their families and Specialist Care Centres. Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common life shortening chronic fatal genetic diseases affecting around 10,000 children and young adults in the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system, making it difficult to breathe and digest food. Complications increase with age requiring ever increasing levels of care, treatment and support. The average life expectancy is in the late 40’s. Cystic Fibrosis Care invests in essential care and equipment, but also enables emotional support and counselling through critical times of stress and difficulty and specialist CF 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.  Further information about the charity can be found here.


Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been quietly shaping and influencing conservation practice since its foundation in 1903. The world’s oldest international conservation organisation, FFI works with local partners to deliver lasting impact for species, habitats and ecosystems, finding solutions that enhance human well-being, and empowering organisations and individuals to lead innovative conservation action. FFI is currently active in more than 40 countries, protecting charismatic species like mountain gorilla and hawksbill sea turtle, lesser-known species such as the Grandidier’s baobab tree, and addressing pervasive threats to biodiversity such as plastic pollution in our oceans.

McInroy & Wood is supporting FFI’s efforts to address marine pollution from plastic pellets by supporting development of a technical standard for pellet handling and management, a key step forward in the work to eliminate this preventable and highly damaging form of ocean plastic pollution. Click here to learn more.


Image courtesy of Matt Glue/FFI


Leuchie House

Leuchie House

Based in North Berwick, Leuchie House provides respite care for those who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), who have had a stroke, or who are living with a number of other neurological conditions. Their specialist team assume caring responsibilities for the duration of guests’ stay, providing carers and family members with the opportunity to relax and recuperate. The effects of coronavirus on Leuchie House’s usual activities has been hugely challenging and McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to help them through this difficult time so that they can continue their excellent and essential work.

Click here to watch a video about Leuchie House.


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 and we had planned to sponsor the formal launch of New Light Collection in 2020 prior to the lockdown measures were introduced. The launch will be rearranged but in the meantime, there is a preview of the collection on their website.


Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet

Leeds-based Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s leading ballet companies and the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Bold and innovative in its approach, it is prolific at creating new full-length work, with a unique blend of strong classical technique and impressive storytelling. With repertoire embracing popular culture and taking inspiration from literature, legend, opera and the classics, Northern Ballet pushes the boundaries of what stories can be told through dance. Alongside creating world-class ballets on stage, the Company is committed to inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to experience dance: championing the power of the arts in education through work in schools, celebrating disabled dance through a wide range of accessible courses and training the dancers of tomorrow at its studios in Leeds.

McInroy & Wood are proud to support Northern Ballet as a Breaktime Barre Member.  Northern Ballet’s work can be viewed here.

 

Image courtesy of Emma Kauldhar


Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen

The effects of coronavirus on impoverished members of our community have been significant. Our Community Kitchen seeks to reduce social isolation and also address issues related to food poverty by providing a freshly cooked meal. The charity prepares, cooks and delivers up to 300 meals per week 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.


Paxton House

Paxton House

Paxton House is an 18th century neo-Palladian Georgian mansion overlooking the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. This grand country house boasts a Nationally Significant collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture and is surrounded by 80 acres of picturesque woodlands and riverside. The magnificent picture gallery houses over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland including masterpieces by Raeburn, Wilkie and Lawrence. Donations to The Paxton Trust are used to maintain the house and its contents and the surrounding grounds and gardens. You can view a short aerial tour of the house and its grounds here.

McInroy & Wood has supported The Paxton Trust for many years and continues to do so through these challenging times.


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.


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 coronavirus outbreak has placed huge demands on the charity to support those people across the UK whose incomes have been devastated by the virus.

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 based in York and serves the communities of North and East Yorkshire, including York and Hull, as a grant making organisation. Donations raised from individuals, families, charities and businesses are distributed to local grassroot charities – these are charities that receive very limited national funding, yet do exceptional work in local communities to help those in need. Two Ridings, like other Community Foundations, are trusted, expert advisors on giving, philanthropy and grant making.

McInroy & Wood's support of Two Ridings Community Foundation Coronavirus Community Fund has helped provide essential grants to help small, local charities and organisations. you can find out more about the wide range of groups that benefit from grants here.


Women’s Aid East and Midlothian

Women’s Aid East and Midlothian

Lockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has made it more dangerous and difficult for thousands of women living with the impact of domestic abuse. Across the world an unprecedented rise in demand for essential services that provide domestic abuse support has been seen. Women’s Aid provide essential specialist support and accommodation, often a means of escape, when otherwise there would be none. 

McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to support
Women’s Aid East and Midlothian as they continue to help women, children and young people who need support and emergency accommodation. More can be read about Women’s Aid East and Midlothian here.


Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust is a pioneering charity based in Yorkshire taking practical action to address the catastrophic decline in biodiversity in the UK. They are doing this by creating ‘woodmeadow’ – a thriving woodland and meadow ecosystem, tomorrow’s ancient woodland. Ultimately, by demonstrating the ability of woodmeadows to nurture biodiversity the group hope to create a network of woodmeadows across the UK. They hold regular volunteer task days and provide a wide range of outreach projects for children and all ages including those who find themselves isolated.  In addition, there is a busy calendar of talks, lectures and workshops.  

McInroy & Wood has supported the charity in a number of ways since 2016 and are Bronze Benefactors. This new video provides a wonderful introduction to the benefits of woodmeadows.

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