Variety show’s big boost for cancer ward

Arbroath Rotary Club donated �3,150 to Ward 32, Ninewells Hopsital. The funds were raised at their recent variety show held at the Webster Theatre. Pictured, from left: David Miller, President; Lynne Clarke and Alison Inglis, Senior Charge Nurses; Ian Lamb, organiser of the variety show.

Arbroath Rotary Club donated �3,150 to Ward 32, Ninewells Hopsital. The funds were raised at their recent variety show held at the Webster Theatre. Pictured, from left: David Miller, President; Lynne Clarke and Alison Inglis, Senior Charge Nurses; Ian Lamb, organiser of the variety show.

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Cancer care in Tayside has benefitted by more than £3000 thanks to Arbroath Rotary Club making a bit of a song and dance about fundraising.

On Thursday night a cheque for £3150 was presented to representatives of Ninewells Hospital’s Ward 32 cancer care unit and was half of the proceeds of the club’s recent variety show in the Webster Memorial Theatre.

With a grand total of £6150 raised by the variety show it was the club’s single most successful fundraiser in its 90 year history and was sponsored by Thorntons solicitors and Coast nightclub.

Club president David Miller said: “Our show took the theme ‘in the community, by the community, for the community’ and ward 32 is appreciated not only by our community, but every community within the Ninewells area for the outstanding care and treatment it offers sufferers of cancer. It’s a cause close to our hearts in this club as a number of our members have benefited from what is a truly wonderful facility.”

The money was accepted on behalf of Ward 32 by senior charge nurses Alison Inglis and Lynne Clarke, who expressed their gratitude and informed the club the money would go towards new patient monitoring equipment and also a patient comfort fund.

The sold out variety show, was organised by producer James Hutcheson and Rotary members Iain Grimmond and Ian Lamb, who arranged for nearly 100 local entertainers to provide an evening of song, dance and comedy.

Other local causes to benefit include: the Association of Residents of Cliffburn & Hayshead; Arbroath Lads Club; Showcase The Street; Hedzup; Arbroath Fireworks 2016; and Arbroath Athletics Club. Further awards will be made to other organisations which will fully utilise all proceeds from the Variety Show.