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Winding up Ragged SCIO as a Charity: Miles and Miles to go Before I Sleep…

On Friday 29th November 2019 I got consent from the three trustees of Ragged Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Scottish Charity 048364) to wind it up and close the books.  With unanimous agreement the request to dissolve Ragged as a charity was put to OSCR and is awaiting legal processing.  This post is a document of the communication(s) I made and some of the conversations I have had over the year about Ragged University and what place it might or might not have in the Third Sector as it stands. Read more

Contributor: George Fyvie

Charity works – first one I ever did was volunteering as a stage manager/ lighting tech for Scottish Opera for all, this toured places like old folks homes, community centres, craigmiller castle etc.  The cast was always local residents, with a high number of physically or mentally handicapped performers.  They loved being the centre of attention and were really appreciated by the community at large.

After that I volunteered with St Brides Theatre and the Church HIll Theatre as a lighting technician and stage manager, where I also ended up running the projector for the saturday afternoon movie matinee for old folks in the area.  I worked with community groups and youth groups such as st serfs players, revellations, st phillips, frog prince productions, third rail and many more groups.
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