Family tree set to branch out as
Craig Pike, Callum Massie, Eileen Pike, Yvonne Morton, Hannah Jarret, Rhonda Scott and Laura Pike.
ASUPERB show which has fast become a Northeast institution is set to return to the stage. Side by Side, a collaboration between the Pike family and Mair clan, will hit Aberdeen’s Arts Centre tomorrow and Saturday. And the show – born out of a very personal experience – has done a lot of good for charity. One of the show’s stars and devisers, Laura Pike, said: “I has a stroke in 2002 when I was about to have my daughter. “I made a very good recovery with the help of Cameron Hospital in Fife. We decided to start this to give them some money and thank them for all the support I had when I wasn’t very well.” Year on year, the show continues to raise cash for worthy causes close to the hearts of both the families involved. “We’ve grown up with each other and we decided we’d take our talents and put together a show just to raise funds,” Laura said. “As they years went on there were demands by the public who said it was such a great show – and we made a lot of money – that we just decided to keep this going. “We’ve branched out and made between £20,000 and £25,000 over the last five or six years.” And this year the charities set to benefit are Kidneys for Kids and Blesma, the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association. But Laura says it’s not all fundraising, as the show is a labour of love for everyone involved. She said: “It’s amazing how