News


Short Breaks Fund

Fantastic News - Short Breaks Fund has awarded us a grant of £7557.  This grant will be used for the continuation of weekly sessions that allow our parents the much needed respite, in the knowledge that their children are being actively engaged in a safe and fun environment.  It will also enable us to further invest in our volunteers with much needed training and life skills support.  

"club feels like a family"," club enables me to take time out to look out for myself and escape for an exercise class", "my child feels part of a group and belongs", " Parent Natter Nights have helped me so much - i no longer feel i am the only person going through this ........ let me understand benefits that i wasn't aware i was entitled to".

Special Olympics

Congratulations to Saskia, Lindsey, Lisa, Ben, Chad, Morvern, Sophie, Katrina, Michelle, Judy and Lynne who have been selected as athletes, coaches and Management to represent Team Lothian for the National Summer Games  in Sheffield in August 2017.  Let the training continue............


Good luck Ally

Total from Run Club Dalkeith Presentation night stands around £1201 - amazing amount in one night.  Good luck to Ally who is running the Barcelona Marathon in March..........


Run Club Dalkeith is a fantastic running group based out of Dalkeith that caters for all abilities. As a group they were looking for a local charity to fundraise for through their love of running and they have chosen us!!!! They have had some amazing personal successes over the past few years and are holding their presentation night early next year. They also have 3 teams entered into next years Hairy Haggis relay for the Edinburgh marathon as well as two individuals. Check out their website -

Run Club Dalkeith

We will keep everyone updated with their progress.


Thanks to the Students from Edinburgh College that came out to visit us on the 3rd Nov - good luck with your project.


5th Jan - Welcome 2016.

13th and 15th December - Christmas party nights.  £3.50 includes buffet food.

10 Nov - No club due to parents night

27th October - Halloween Cake and Candy and Marshmallow challenge

EDINBURGH TECHNOPOLE 5K

An Amazing day and fun times were had by all.  Thanks to Judith and Chelsea from Edinburgh technopole and for Catherine from Orbit Communication for all their help, support and organising.  Thanks also to the amazing support from members, parents and staff for all their time and effort - their amazing achievements on the course and how they have won over a whole new group of supporters.





Dates for the Diary

23rd June - AGM

27th June Fun Run

28th June last Sunday for summer

30 June last Tues for summer

28th July Tuesdays are back

23rd august Sundays are back


Some of our Swimming Athletes (past and present) competed at the Scottish Disability Sport LD swim gala - click here for Lothian Disability Sport/Lothian Special Olympics report 





It is about time for the Exams again - until beginning of June then the games hall will be filled with desks and chairs and we will be relocated to the dining hall/drama studio.

Thanks to the Moffat Charitable Trust who not only gifted our request for funding but just about doubled it to £6000.  We understand the trust is winding up at the end of the year and we thank Maureen Sledmere and the Trustees of the Moffat Charitable Trust for their support to us and all charities that they have helped over the years. 

Thanks to Midlothian Council and their Charity Grants funding.  Over the years we have worked in partnership with MDC Sport and Leisure/ Education/Social work and NHS.  This year they changed their grants system and we put in a bid for part funding for three years and we were successful.  Many thanks to MDC for recognising the work that we do and we will continue to to push the boundaries for Sport with Additional needs in Midlothian and helping support the families and siblings.

Many thanks to Final Salaries Pensions who over their Christmas Card forfeit has raised £425 for the All Stars - they have asked their parent Company Lloyds to fund match this to £850.  Thanks to Deborah for all her work and to Dianne Livingston and all her work colleagues who have supported us this year.

Anyone needing tshirts or hoodies let Lynne know in the new year and we will get them ordered.

People are loving the t-shirts and hoodies and zippies.  Please say thank you to any Penicuik Archers that you see and also Mo and Faye (cards on their way to all to say thank you).  

13th December is the last Sunday of the club.  with Tues 16th december being the last Tues.  Club will start back 6th January.  

9th December - Bowling at the Corn Exchange - see lynne with £1 to secure your place.  

Second collection of t-shirts / hoodies and zippies have arrived.  catch lynne for your order.

Thanks to Dot, Nick, Jim, Tom and Richard from Penicuik Archery Club.  They gave up their time and came along to club to let us Shoot.  Not only did they let us shoot - they also presented us with a cheque for over £600 that they raised through their food tent at their competitions that they have held over the summer.  THANK YOU SO MUCH.........We love it when you come to visit club.

Lynne and Callum were invited to the last shoot of the Season with Penicuik Archery Club.  Penicuik Archery Club have very kindly adopted Beeslack All Stars as their charity of the year.  Well done Callum for doing a fantastic job presenting the prizes.




Sept 2014
 
Beeslack All Stars DSC has been funded by Sported, the UK's leading Sport for Development charity empowering community groups to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport




2/9 - Shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund..........Vote for us........


10/8/14 - second week of All Stars Buzz Club is happening at the moment - see lynne for spaces.

9/8/14 - Many thanks to Fay (Chads gran) and Mo who fantastically hosted a charity night at Shrubhill club in aid of the Lothian Special Olympics and All Stars DSC.  More details to follow  .... A fantastic £905 was raised for Beeslack All Stars - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH

June 2014 - Congratulations to Julie Dixon for Successfully running with the Queens Baton Relay.  Julie does a lot of work with children and young adults in Penicuik and well deserved the recognition of running with the Baton.  


6/5/14 - Welcome to Suzie Bowler who is going to join the coaching team starting the 18th May.  She comes with a vast experience in youth work, summer play schemes, dance and work with children with additional needs.  She will be working alternative sundays.  

27.4.14 - congratulations to Matt R being awarded the RDR trophy this term.  Matt has taken a step up , helping out in various aspects of the club - getting equipment ready, helping behind the tuck shop, being a great role model and being a general all round good guy.  

27/4/14 - Thanks to all who turned up, was ill, helped organise, cooked, prepared raffle, danced, sat and enjoyed our 10th birthday party.  Fancy dress was amazing - a number of characters in our club………..

3/3/14 -   Each year Penicuik Archers use funds raised from food sales at their competitions to help a local charity. We are pleased to announce that in 2014 they will be supporting Us - Beeslack All Stars. They say they hope to allow All Stars celebrate their 10 anniversary in style and help us to continue our good work.. - THANK YOU Penicuik Archers from us all


28/2/14 - Tickets are now on sale for our birthday party - £1 per ticket.  Theme is movie or not - so come dressed as your favourite movie character or just come as yourself.  Hope to see you there.  

28/1/14 - Huge thanks to the Carers Trust - we have a new project for the Siblings of family members with additional needs.  First Outing was a trip to Little Italy to find out more about the project and how this can help the siblings and families - they will be going on numerous outings over the coming months that will enable them to do stuff that they might not get to do with their siblings.  All the staff will be involved in the activities as well as some parent volunteers.  looking forward to working with you all.

17/1/14 - A huge thank you to Beeslack CHS Charity committee.  With the fundraising successes of the pupil at Beeslack CHS they have chosen Beeslack All Stars to receive £200 .  Go Beeslack

4/1/14 - Happy new year ……big year ahead for the club - grants to be applied for, networking to develop, fun to be had and not to forget our 10th birthday party……yeahhhhh……let the madness begin.

3/11 - total so far for the Fundraising for the Party - £1119.95 so far - still more planned with the christmas cards and pens to come in…… fantastic news - well done everyone and thank you to all who have supported us!!!!!! 

1/11 - Thanks to Deborah and her employers Scottish Widows.  Scottish Widows donate a match to amount of volunteer hrs that are given by an employee to a charity.  Thanks to Deborah's volunteering with club we have been donated the maximum £500 from them.  Thank you so much. 

12/10 - Cake and Candy night halloween theme will be held on the 29th October - a parent natter night will also be held from 6.45pm - teas and coffees will be on offer for donation.  

1/10 - Committee meeting - thanks for everyone who could attend and those who sent their apologies.  Planning well underway for the 10th party, cake design is getting sent to the cake maker to get approved, decorations all getting looked at.  yeahhhh.  Fundraising committee are doing amazingly well thanks to everyones help.  Thanks also to the fund writing committee who are doing all the behind the scene work to help keep the club running in the long term.  

24/9 - Pens have arrived - collect your bag of 10 pens for a fundraising committee member.  Please sell them for £1 per pen. 

October holidays - we dont have the pool but club is still on.

18/9  Webb Ivory orders to be in by 29th October.  This will give us plenty of time to get orders in.  Thanks for everyone so far for their orders.

Fundraising committee have ordered pens with the club logo on them - they will be on sale for £1 a pen.   they will be bagged in bundles of 10 if you wish to get some to sell.

25/8  Webb Ivory books will be available from Tues.  25% of the total amount spent will be donated back to the club.  Money is required with the orders.  Thanks in advance for your support. - Club christmas card orders will also be taken shortly.


Informal chat on current educational information on Puberty is happening 27th August - Please let Lynne know so we can get tea and coffee in .  

Two weeks today one of our coaches and 8 of our athletes will be flying off to Bath to compete in the 2013 Special Olympics.  Accompanied by Susan Boyle, the team will fly down to Bath - stay in Bath Uni and have opening ceremony followed by 3 days of competition.  We wish them all the best and hope they make themselves and the club proud...... "Let me win, but if i cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt".  

Oppps - day five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten!!!!  from banana muffins, pizza, rope swings, ice cream and scones, chalk fun and healthy mcdonalds - we've had fun.. Thanks to Fiona, Catherine, Judy, Lynn and Deborah for their enthusiasm, support and backing. The slide show can be seen on Tues and Sundays on the Club computer.  Quote today "what do you mean this is the last day of summer club!"  

Day four and its all about Dens and stress balls - Christmas card design has been short listed , stress balls made and then onto the Hall.  We were in awe of the kids, working together in their small teams - listening to each other, working with each others ideas, creative, inspiring, dedicated and compassionate.  Dens were fab too.  

Day three of All Stars Buzz - made smoothies today - kiwi fruit, bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.  Our lot are great at Tennis - enough to do tennis rounders......thanks to Catherine, Lynn and Judy for a fun day.

Day two of All Stars Buzz - made it to the pond and back without anyone getting wet.......  water striders, leeches, snails, tadpoles found and placed back in their natural habitat.  Thanks to Judy for hanging out with us today along with Fiona and Catherine.  

Day one of All Stars Buzz - yeahhhhh Ice Cream!!!!!!  Thanks to Catherine and Fiona for being fantastic today......(just like every other day!).  

June 2013 - Thank you to all who turned up to the Club AGM last night and welcome to the new members of the committee and welcome back to the committee members that stayed on.   With everyone on board the club looks good for its birthday year.

June 2013 - Tuesday 25th June is the last day of club - Tuesdays will be back on the 25th July but Sundays will be off until 25th August.

June 2013 - 25th club BBQ.  tickets on sale from Lynn/e £2.50 per person (two rolls and drinks).  Thanks to Tescos for their kind donation of a gift card to the value of £50 towards the BBQ.  


June 2013 - 18th club AGM

Boardmaker has been purchased for the club (trail basis at the moment).  Any families that feel the need for boardmaker symbols to help at home - please contact us and we will arrange to put together a pack of symbols for your particular needs.  

John Watson Trust - Feb 2013 awarded us a grant of £774 to put towards computer equipment and Board maker equipment for the club.  Thank you so much to Trish for filling out the form and to the John Watson Trust for their kind funding.  

Tues BBQ  - fantastic day turning into a rainy night - gazebo and brolly kept the BBQ lit - Thanks again to Greggs, Asda and Tescos for supporting us with their very kind donations - to the kitchen crew, the sports leaders and the set up staff - BBQ part 2 was smoother than part 1 even though there was a down pour.  Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

Thanks to Beeslack CHS and Microfitness for a great bouncy activity for the BBQ Award Ceremony.  Many thanks to Greggs, Asda and Tescos for the kind donations of Rolls, juice, coals etc to make the BBQ a great success.  Thanks to all the families that came out to support the club and to the kitchen and support staff (Trish, Julie, Lynn, Seonaid, Catherine, Alison, Lesley,Cat,Tracy, Davie, Elaine and Granny Ann) for all their help, support and bravery. .....roll on tuesday.

Olympic 2012 results

Points system      Sunday results     Tues Male     Tues Female



May 2012 - position has opened for Sports coach - please address letter of interest to Lynn or Seonaid ASAP

Congratulations to Jordan Donald who returned from the Scottish Disability Sports National Swim Championships (PD) with 3 Gold Medals.

Congratulations to Ben McGill and Morvern Robb who both swim fantastically at the European Downs Swimming Champs in Southampton.  Ben returned with a Silver in the 25m Breaststroke.

Well done to Hanna and Ashley Aitken for their successes with Ultimate Storm Cheerleading in Florida - Second place.

Club Newsletter (Click to open)

Congratulation to Rebecca Martin for winning the RDR trophy for this season.  Thanks Rebecca for accepting all in the club and doing it with a positive attitude - something that we can all learn from.   

Thanks to Gary and Lesley (James Baillie's parents) who sourced the christmas cards for the club.  packs on sale for £3.50 for 10 cards.  See Lynne 

Sunday 4th - Boccia Comp at boccia club - good luck

Christmas party - just over a week to go - see Lynn Donald for tickets.

Congratulations to Sophie, Ben and Morvern who were selected as part of a small team who where chosen to take part in the GB National Swim Champs in Cardiff.  Sophie came back with 2 Golds, Morvern 1 gold and 1 silver, ben 1 gold and a 4th.  Congrats to all.

Survey to be completed by as many members as possible  for Midlothian Sports hub - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClubMembersSurvey

Tues 26th April and Sunday 1st May is sponsored triathlon.

Well done Jordan - Jordan was part of the Lothian Team for the SDS swim Gala for PD.  He came back with 3 gold medals and a silver medal. 

Congratulations to Adam Smith who won this seasons RDR Trophy - well done Adam

lost the form for t-shirts - all stars.docx
Heartstart and CPR training for all to be confirmed.

12th December - No Hall due to exams so it will be a pool session - and yes it is a sunday!!!!!
21st November - Coaching Counts conference coaching counts.pdf

16th November - no club due to parents evening - there will be training for staff and volunteers - Aspergers and MATP. 

New Athletics Club to start on a Friday night at Dalkieth Campus.  Disability Athletics Club (SDS).doc

Like our new Logo - design is going to company to order t-shirts - info to follow.  

Congratulations to Jordan who is our second winner of the RDR Trophy.  


Nominations are being requested for the RDR trophy.  This trophy is for a member or volunteer who has shown committment, improvement, independance or any other characteristic that deserves recognision - nominations to Granny Ann or Elaine.

We want new T-shirts - give designs to Jordan.

Shop online? buying christmas presents online - help us raise fund and sign up for www.easyfundraising.org.uk
and link in the the club to raise funds at no extra cost to yourself.....


Good luck to Shaunna and all our other past volunteers that start Uni soon.  The door is always open for holiday times

Sunday club doesn't start back until 29th August as school is not going to be open this weekend(22nd August) . 

Thursday 26th August - Swimming starts back at Loanhead LC

Tuesday 24th August - no pool as the annual clean and boiler replacement has not been completed as yet.  


Monday 23rd August - Basketball starts back at Mayfield LC