Members of the Rotary Clubs of Carnoustie and Abertay were joined by members of the Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band, the Scottish Police and Community Choir and local Celtic rock group Gleadhraich to present a cheque for £4,518. 78 to Sarah Secombes and Alison Rennie from CHAS on Wednesday.
CHAS regional fundraising manager Sarah said: “Thank you so much to everyone who helped to organise the concert for their hard work and enthusiasm, it has been such a pleasure to work with everyone. All the money raised will be used to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families who use Rachel House in Kinross, helping them to make the most of their time together.”
This amazing amount was raised through a sell-out concert held prior to Christmas in Carnoustie Church.
Archie Leiper, president of the Rotary Club of Carnoustie, said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to all concerned in the organisation and delivery of the concert. Also, to all those who attended the Christmas Musicale for their amazing support and generosity on the evening through purchases at the stall and the bucket collection.”
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Abertay, Jim Crowe, president, commented: “It was a pleasure to be involved in this exciting evening. A display of Rotary Clubs working together for their communities both local and beyond for the benefit of those who need our help most of all. The Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band, Scottish Police and Community Choir and Gleadhraidh were all excellent. Thanks to all concerned in the event.”
Presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Carnoustie and Abertay reinforced the importance of joint ventures between clubs in raising monies for charities and in raising awareness of the work carried out by Rotary.