Archive for January 2018

SuperControl Corporate Charity committee raises £1,330 for Sands – Stillbirth and neonatal death charity

The team of six – four based at SuperControl HQ in Castle Douglas and two from the company’s office in Poland organised some fun challenges to raise funds for this worthy case, including a race day at the office and a 630-mile virtual cycle race to Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Team member, Jo Blaylock, explains, “Our committee’s term started in September 2017. We wanted to do something fun which everyone could get involved in, and to create some healthy competition along the way.

So, we chose a halfway point between both offices (Eindhoven), mapped our journey and the two teams set off (one exercise bike for each office) on a virtual cycle race to see who reached the finish point first. The Scotland team won!”

The team also organised a race day at work, where colleagues dressed up for a day at the races and enjoyed a little flutter and participated in a running race around the building – on mops and brooms!

SuperControl Product Director, Robert Kennedy said, “Sands is a charity that one of the committee team, John had raised funds for before with the Dumfries Hunters. The charity relies on donations, and as many of us at SuperControl have young children, Sands is a worthy cause we were keen to support.”

Dumfries and Galloway Sands Chairperson, Alison Hall and Vice Chair Susan Dalgleish visited SuperControl’s office in Castle Douglas today, where they were presented with the cheque by charity committee members John Temke and Jo Blaylock, and SuperControl’s Product Director Robert Kennedy.


SuperControl is the online booking and management system used by 1,700+ self-catering owners, managers and holiday rental agencies to run more than 30,000 properties in the UK and worldwide.

It is the UK’s most fully featured self-catering solution on the market with offices in Castle Douglas and Scotland.

Friends’ Bake Sale Raises Funds For DG Sands

Four friends from the Business and Information course at Dumfries and Galloway College arranged two bake sales as part of their enterprise activity. They raised a wonderful £94.47 and decided to give the money to Dumfries and Galloway Sands.

A big thank you to Emily Keenan, Levi White, Rachael Allan and Jodie Reid.

Susan is pictured receiving the cheque from Emily Keenan.

Next Support Meeting

The next support group meeting is planned for

  • 7th November: 7.30pm

and we welcome anyone touched by the death of a baby to join us.

The meeting will be held at our office at 107 Irish Street Dumfries.

Many people feel that only others who have experienced the death of a baby can offer real understanding of the pain and heartbreak that they are feeling and the support group meetings allow you to connect with other bereaved parents, grandparents and others who share your pain and loss.

The support group is an informal setting and is only attended by people who themselves have lost a baby or their families. You will not be pressured to speak and sometimes it’s nice just to simply come along and listen.

If anyone would like more information about these meetings or would like to express an interest in attending then please email [email protected]

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