BBC, artists, and many more donate to Edinburgh Crisis Centre fundraiser!

A host of amazing items have been donated to the Edinburgh Crisis Centre for a fundraising event being held in the capital later this month.

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre is one of only a handful of mental health crisis centres in Scotland. It provides a 24 hour helpline for people in the capital aged 16 years or over and a safe private space for people in distress to receive support, including overnight accommodation if required.

The event at the Leith Ex-Serviceman’s Club (7 Smith’s Place, EH6 8NT) on Friday 25 August hopes to raise money which will go towards maintaining and refurbishing the Centre.

A number of amazing items have been gifted to the centre to auction off, including:

  • Eastenders 18 signed cast photos (3Ft by 2ft)
    Starting bid £100
  • ‘Summer, Tulloch Moor’ painting by Ann Vastano (an artist commissioned to produce artwork for the Scottish Parliament)
    Starting bid £100
  • Signed Bradley Walsh CD and photo
    Starting bid £10
  • Framed car sketch by Keith Leslie, local artist
    Starting bid £20
  • Amber Arts painting
    Starting bid £20
  • Flight light aircraft (two people for an hour)
    Starting bid £10
  • Don Cayote Outdoor Centre and Fox lake Adventure Centre vouchers
    Starting bids £10
  • Relish Scotland Cook book signed by Chef Mark Greenaway
    Starting bid £10

Bids for any of the above items can be submitted in advance by emailing

In addition, vouchers for top Lothian attractions and meals at some of Edinburgh’s finest bars and restaurants will be raffled off. The night will also feature a disco and buffet.

Tickets for the event are £7 and can be purchased by emailing or

Download fundraising flyer.

Images of auction lots