Donation for Red Cross thanks to links with Tarves

Tarves Heritage Project chairman Norman Glen presents a cheque for �250 to Audrey Gartly, assistant manager of the British Red Cross shop in Ellon.
Tarves Heritage Project chairman Norman Glen presents a cheque for �250 to Audrey Gartly, assistant manager of the British Red Cross shop in Ellon.
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Strong links forged between Tarves and the British Red Cross have led to a funding boost for the charity.

A concert held by Tarves Heritage Project raised £250 and organisers decided that the proceeds should go to the Red Cross because of the connections with the village.

Norman Glen, project chairman, explained: “We held a concert called ‘A Night You’ll Remember!’. It was an excellent evening of entertainment which included Fyvie Community Choir.

“During the First World War, Tarves Cottage Hospital (which is now a private house) was used as a Red Cross Auxilliary Hospital.

“Concerts were also held in the village to raise funds for Red Cross nurses.

“Our concert included popular songs from the period and the concert-goers were encouraged to dress in costumes of the time.”

At a recent presentation, the cheque was accepted by Audrey Gartly, assistant manager at the Ellon Red Cross shop.

She said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive this donation.

“The money will be used to support projects within Aberdeen and the Shire.”

Anyone wanting information about Tarves Heritage Project can find out more by visiting www.tarvesheritage.org.uk