Char­ity cash raised at ladies’ lunch

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane - Jonathan Ged­des

A Burn­side woman has raised thou­sands of pounds for char­ity af­ter hold­ing a ladies lunch event.

Sharon Col­lie’s event at the Alona Ho­tel in Strath­clyde Park, Motherwell, pulled in £4100 in to­tal for Bo­bath Scot­land, who help chil­dren with cere­bral palsy.

Sharon’s daugh­ter Rachel suf­fers from the con­di­tion, and the fam­ily have held many char­ity events over the past sev­eral years, with all the funds go­ing to­wards Bo­bath.

This year was the third year run­ning they have put on a ladies’ lunch, with TV en­ter­tainer Ed­ward Reid tak­ing on host­ing du­ties and en­ter­tain­ing the crowd, and the Tre­ble Clef’s choir per­form­ing, which Sharon’s daugh­ters Rachel and Louise are both in.

The day raised £2100, a fig­ure which was then matched by the ac­coun­tancy firm Camp­bell Dal­las.

Sharon and her step­daugh­ter Su­san Kelly or­gan­ised the event.

Sharon said:“It was a great day, and we’re ac­tu­ally al­ready think­ing about the next one.

“It gets a lit­tle eas­ier be­cause we’ve done a few of them now and know what we’re do­ing.

“Ed­ward Reid was his usual fab­u­lous self as al­ways, and al­most from the start of the af­ter­noon every­one was up danc­ing and hav­ing a good time. “The Tre­ble Clefs also sang and were bril­liant. “A lot of peo­ple do­nated raf­fle prizes, which was fan­tas­tic and I’d re­ally like to thank them for that.

“We raised £2100, and my step­daugh­ter Jen­nifer works at Camp­bell Dal­las, and they had agreed to match what we raised, so it came to over £4000 in to­tal.”

Bo­bath Scot­land of­fer spe­cial­ist knowl­edge to an­a­lyse a child with cere­bral palsy’s skills and ways of en­hanc­ing their abil­i­ties.

More than 600 chil­dren have at­tended the cen­tre, with no charge passed on to the fam­i­lies.

Cere­bral palsy is a gen­eral term that de­scribes a group of con­di­tions that cause move­ment prob­lems. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www. bo­bath­scot­land.org.uk

Selfie Time Ed­ward Reid was quick to take a pic­ture

Arms in the air The lunch was a big hit

Party spirit It did not take long for the danc­ing to start

On song The Tre­ble Clefs choir

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