Summer event at Beechwood Park raises impressive sum

Published: 24 Jul 2013 13:000 comments

BEECHWOOD Park Care Home raised an impressive £1115 through a brilliant fun day at the weekend.

BEECHWOOD Park Care Home raised an impressive £1115 through a brilliant fun day at the weekend.

Members of the community turned out to the event on Sunday 21 July, which had been organised to raise funds to buy a mini-bus.

Fiona Lancaster, activity co-ordinator, said, "The whole day was a great success. The community and families got right behind the day.

"The total raised was incredible, we were all overwhelmed with the support shown to us over the past few weeks. The atmosphere the day created was lovely as was seeing everyone getting involved."

MP Gordon Banks and councillor Derek Stewart opened the event with Jacob and Dave on the pipes, Jacob being only nine.

Throughout the afternoon there was plenty to enjoy such as pony rides, courtesy of Jane Ann Coull, a bird of prey display, army tank, face painting and an appearance by the fire brigade.

George Grieve, of Alloa Fairdrive, and Hill View Funeral Care sponsored the event and thanks was given to the various businesses who donated prizes.

In the afternoon, residents got involved with live music being played by Ewan Stark in Craigleith Patio.

Activity co-ordinator, Laura Muirhead, added, "All the hard work put in was worth it to see it all come together and I wanted to thank the public for their support."

Laura and Fiona are now looking for their next fundraiser to help get wheels for the home.

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