Charity gig raises funds for Rwanda

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A CARNOUSTIE cause has benefited from a charity concert held at the weekend.

The charity wing of local golf club The Station Masters held their annual good causes dance on Saturday at The Station Hotel, Carnoustie, and raised £1,000 for Level8.

The money was presented by Station Masters’ treasurer Andy Gilbride on Monday to Level8 trustee Jim Bell, principal teacher of religious, moral and philosophical education at Carnoustie High School.

Mr Bell said: “Andy was with me on my last visit to Rwanda in June of this year as part of a larger team I led. He saw for himself the impact that such funding can have in places like Rwanda.

“I would like to express my gratitude for their exceptional generosity in this matter.”

Level8 supports the work of the St Andrews Music and Therapy project in Rwanda which runs a high quality music therapy centre used to treat victims of post traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the Rwandan Genocide.

A good turnout saw the function suite of the Station Hotel packed with charitably minded music lovers who came out to see the lively performance of ad hoc band ‘Lucky to be here’.

The band consisted of Paul Coffield, Eddie Valente, Andy Gilbride, Donnie Duncan and Stuart Frier who all donated their time for this good cause.

There was also an acoustic set provided by Mark Coffield and John McLinden from the band ‘The Puppet State’.

Jim Simpson of the Station masters said: “The Station Masters would like to thank the Station Hotel, all the musicians who played free of charge, all who donated raffle prizes and of course everyone who came along to help make it a most enjoyable evening.”