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Covid-19

Hansel are committed to doing everything possible to keep all those connected with us safe during the current Coronavirus pandemic. We recognise that everyone is experiencing the impact of Covid-19 in a different way and we know that for many it has been an anxious and frightening time. We have been working hard to provide clear communications and guidance to our teams and customers throughout but thought it would be helpful to provide a wider update on our present situation for all our stakeholders and detail some of the specific actions we have been taking to help educate, inform and keep people safe. Read more

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Kilmarnock Concert Brass!

This year would have been the 50th year of Kilmarnock Concert Brass Band coming to Broadmeadows and kick starting Christmas with a carol concert. An event enjoyed by our customers, team members and many friends of Hansel the concert was sorely missed this year. Read more

Sharing our news with our supporters

Like many other charities, our physical fundraising events have been cancelled this year and for the foreseeable future. We've missed seeing all our supporters at our fundraising events and activities and hearing all your news but we hope you and your loved ones have remained safe and well. We thought you might like to hear what we've been up to at Hansel and have produced our first supporter's newsletter which we hope you enjoy reading. Read more

Easy read: Scotland's 5 tier system of Covid-19 alerts

People First (Scotland) have produced these helpful Easy Read guides to Scotland's 5 tier system of Covid-19 alerts. Read more

Letter to our customers' families

The latest letter to our customers' families can be downloaded from the link below. Read more

Duty of Candour Report 2020

Our annual Duty of Candour Report can be downloaded from the link below. Read more

Hansel Laundry Service receives £9,500 Lottery Funding

We are delighted to tell you that the Hansel Laundry Service has received funding of £9,500 from The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland to allow us to purchase a new industrial washing machine. Read more

Reaching out

We're proud to share a Vlog of our creative team exploring ways to meaningfully reach out to people in Ayrshire during these really challenging times Read more

Festival of Living - Save the date

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19

Love is in the air at the Hansel Laundry!

We had some wonderful news recently!

It was just a normal Friday morning in the Hansel Laundry until Charles proposed to Heather!💍 Read more

Annual Hansel Charity Curling Bonspiel 2020 - 27th January 2020

A huge thank you to Douglas, Janice and John who organised the 31st Annual Hansel Charity Curling Bonspiel at Greenacres Curling on Monday 27th January 2020.
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Duty of Candour Report

Our first annual Duty of Candour Report can be downloaded from the link below. Read more

Quality Of Life Survey

If you have a learning disability and live in Scotland, The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability want to hear what you think! Read more

Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

Gender Pay Gap Report 2018 Read more

January Supper Club 2019

We certainly had a "Wee Bit O' Burns" on Tuesday 29th January 2019 at The Ellisland House Hotel in Ayr! Read more

Ifound Drama Group Cheque Presentation 21st December 2018

The Ifound Drama Group Students sang their way to success for Hansel with a cheque for £200!

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Christmas by Candlelight - 11th December 2018

It certainly was "Christmas by Candlelight" when our annual festive event took place on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa. Read more

Rowallan Christmas Fayre 9th December 2018

Hansel’s fundraising team were delighted to receive a fantastic donation from proceeds raised at a recent Christmas Winter Fayre hosted by Rowallan Castle. Read more

Ladies Lunch Week - 21st to 25th October 2018

Our annual Ladies Lunches at Lochgreen House Hotel came to an end on Thursday 25th October 2018 after five tremendous days! Read more

The Hansel Ball - Saturday 3rd November 2018

This year's annual Hansel Ball was another spectacular success! Read more

Hi Street's "Spooktacular" Window - 27th October 2017

Look who paid Hi Street a visit recently! Read more

We Need Your Vote – Aviva Community Fund

We are delighted that Hansel’s Kickstart drama initiative has been short-listed for the Aviva Community Fund - but we need your vote!! Read more

On sale now!

Four very talented individuals from Connect's Photography Group have produced a 2019 calendar featuring photographs from around Ayrshire. Read more

Lindy's Gets A Makeover!

And The Winner Is.........!

Lindy's asked for your help and got it! Hansel were very fortunate to have been approached recently by the Royal Bank of Scotland, who have lots of willing volunteers and who wanted to help us transform the exterior of Lindy’s! Read more

Big Vern 'N' The Shootahs - Friday 7th September 2018

Friday the 7th of September saw over 75 people join us at the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick to dance the night away to our annual Big Vern n the Shootahs event. Read more

Marathon Effort By Local Runner

Prestwick's very own Bobby Miller presented a cheque for £2,553 to Hansel recently. Read more

Farewell To Sheila McLean - Thursday 31st May

On Thursday 31st May 2018 we said goodbye to our friend and colleague, Fundraising Manager, Sheila, who had been a huge part of Hansel for the last 15 years!

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Killer Heels & Lunch To Die For - Thursday 14th June 2018

Crime writers Caro Ramsay and Karen Campbell gave an insight into the trials and tribulations of being best-selling authors at a special fundraising lunch for Hansel at Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon on Thursday 14th June 2018 raising an amazing £2,633! Read more

Hansel Day At The Races - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

It was sunshine and smiles all day long at the recent annual Hansel Race Day at Ayr Racecourse, which raised over £21,000 for the charity. Read more