Calums Cabin provide holiday homes located on the Isle of Bute and at Dumfries House in Ayrshire for children suffering from cancer or a cancer related illness. We provide special spaces where families can come and spend quality family time together, make irreplaceable memories and recharge their batteries.
We are absolutely delighted to announce the opening of our eighth Glasgow flat in November 2021! This represents another key moment for us as we are able to support even more families who have to spend long periods of time away from home when a child is enduring longer term treatment at Glasgow’s children’s hospitals and home is a very long way away. We strive to be able to provide families a home away from home when faced with such uncertainty.
All of our work at Calums Cabin is only possible through the generosity of our supporters and volunteers which enables us to help families all across the country. At Calums Cabin we believe no child suffering from cancer, or a cancer related illness should miss out on the chance to holiday with their loved ones.
The Speirs family has been humbled and delighted to receive awards and recognition to mark their achievements.
Feb 2009 - Calums Cabin was opened by Jenna and welcomed first family
March 2010 - Charity Shop opened
March 2012 - Calums Cabin Cottage welcomed first family
2017 - First Glasgow flat was opened
2020 - Seventh Glasgow flat opened
November 2021 - Eighth Glasgow flat opened
Awards & Recognition
2008 - Rotary Young Citizen Award for Jenna
2008 & 2016 - Great Scot awarded to Jenna
2010 - Royal Bank award for Caroline
2011 - Cash for Kids Unsung Hero Award
2012 - Radio 1 Teen Hero Award for Jenna
2013 - Argyll Voluntary Action Award
2014 - Charity Champion Award for Jenna
2015 - Charity of the Year
2016 - Young Volunteer Award for Jenna
2019 - Queens Award for Voluntary Service
2019 - The Herald Award for Duncan