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Concert raises £3,500 for UCAN

Stuart Gordon of the Garioch Sports Centre, Roy Calder of Four Way Street, Fiona Pearson of UCAN and Calum Trail from the band

Stuart Gordon of the Garioch Sports Centre, Roy Calder of Four Way Street, Fiona Pearson of UCAN and Calum Trail from the band

A concert by Inverurie band Four Way Street has raised £3,500 for North-east urological cancer charity UCAN.

All proceeds from the event, including raffle and ticket sales, were handed over to Fiona JD Pearson, fundraising manager at UCAN, this week.

The charity is currently fundraising £2.5million to buy Scotland’s first Robotic-Assisted Surgical System (RASS) for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and two integrated operating theatres to house the equipment.

The gig was held at The Venue at Garioch Sports Centre in November and was the latest charity gig by Four Way Street, which is made up of Roy Calder, Calum Trail, Jim Allan, David Hannah and Nom Gillanders.

The band chose to support UCAN after one of the band was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was supported by staff at the UCAN Care Centre at Ward 209 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Fiona JD Pearson, UCAN’s fundraising manager, said: “This is a very generous donation and everyone at UCAN would like to thank Four Way Street and all those who attended the gig and helped to raise so much money.

“This £3,500 will support our current challenge to raise enough money to fund the purchase of Scotland’s first Robotically-Assisted Surgical System (RASS) for ARI, plus two new integrated operating theatres to house the system.”

Band member Calum Trail said: “It was a fantastic night and we were pleased to raise such a great sum for UCAN. We previously had to cancel a gig while our band mate was treated for prostate cancer so this was our way of saying a massive thank you to the team for the incredible care and attention he received, in addition to raising awareness of urological cancers.”

For more information on UCAN, please visit www.ucanfundraise.org.uk, call fundraising manager Fiona JD Pearson on (01224) 559312 or email ucan@abdn.ac.uk

 

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