Newburgh WRI’s concert success

Newburgh WRI have given a cancer supporting the terminally ill a boost by donating £800 from a variety concert.

The group held the event over two nights recently and raised a total of £1025.

Carolyn Sneddon accepts a  cheque on behalf of Marie Curie from Jean Robertson, Newburgh WRI president. The money was raised from the institute's recent variety concert.

Carolyn Sneddon accepts a cheque on behalf of Marie Curie from Jean Robertson, Newburgh WRI president. The money was raised from the institute's recent variety concert.

Marie Curie received its donation at a presentation last week, and the remaining funds will go to the local public hall.

Newburgh WRI spokesperson Sue Edwards said : “We held the variety concert over two nights in March and it featured songs, sketches, group choruses and poems.

“We raised an overwhelming sum of £1025. We were just blown away by the support we had from local businesses in Newburgh and Ellon with their generous raffle donations and also the people who attended and the ladies who served the teas.

“Everybody was so helpful and so supportive and it added to the atmosphere on the night.

“We just had a great time and were really pleased with the result, partciularly the amount we were able to donate to Marie Curie.”

Carolyn Snedden, Marie Curie’s North of Scotland fund-raising manager, praised the WRI for their efforts.

She said: “It is an amazing amount to have raised.

“The money will go towards providing 40 hours of care and support to terminally ill patients and their families.”