Local charities benefit from fundraising gig at Hopeville

Roy, Jim and Calum at the Harlaw Centre
Roy, Jim and Calum at the Harlaw Centre
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Following a successful and well attended charity night fundraiser held in the Hopeville Social Club in June, local band Four Way Street managed to raise £1500 in aid of local charities and help groups.

The band Calum Trail, Nom Gillanders, Davy Hannah, Jim Allan and Roy Calder, wishing to keep the money raised local, the band decided to make donations to Fly Cup Catering and the Harlaw Centre, each receiving the sum of £650, and a further £200 was donated to the Inverurie Community Music Festival.

Roy, Jim and Calum with staff and trainees at Fly Cup Catering

Roy, Jim and Calum with staff and trainees at Fly Cup Catering

Roy, Jim and Calum visited Fly Cup to meet some of the staff and trainees, and Business Manager Denise Belshaw also gave an extensive tour of the Unit, which was very informative and well received.

The Fly Ccup provide training for people with learning difficulties and Denise will put the money towards new computers to further the trainees PC skills.

Calum, Jim and Roy then visited The Harlaw Centre where the donation will go towards “Draisin” bicycles for people with limited mobility and profound learning disabilities.

These allow people to participate in cycling on specially balanced cycles which allow the riders to sit side by side or to carry a wheelchair in front.

Four Way Street’s next event is a gig on Friday, November 21, at the Venue in the Garioch Sports Centre, where they will be raising funds for Maggie’s Cancer charity. Tickets are available from the Sports Centre or any band member.