Ladies who lunch raise cash

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A whop­ping £3383 was raised for Can­cer Re­search UK dur­ing a re­cent ladies’lunch and fash­ion show at Cul­creuch Castle, Fin­try.

Around 130 ladies en­joyed the lunch, held by Stra­then­drick Lo­cal Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee, fol­lowed by a fash­ion show from Frox of Falkirk be­fore a raf­fle brought the af­ter­noon to a close.

This is the fourth year the com­mit­tee has staged a sim­i­lar event.

Dorothy Roger, CRUK Area Volunteer Man­ager, de­scribed the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s re­search work and progress and to thank ev­ery­one for their sup­port.

Since the char­ity re­ceives no govern­ment fund­ing it’s vi­tal re­search can only con­tinue thanks to public con­tri­bu­tion.

She added:“The com­mit­tee would like to ex­tend their thanks to all the lo­cal busi­nesses who gave time, ex­per­tise or prizes. Thanks also must go to in­di­vid­u­als who do­nated items for raf­fle or made a fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tion.

“The com­mit­tee’s next ven­ture will be the an­nual House to House Col­lec­tion on April 16-22 next year. The gen­eros­ity of lo­cal res­i­dents means this is the best fundrais­ing ef­fort of the year. Al­though an army of vol­un­teers can be seen on the area’s streets more col­lec­tors are al­ways needed – and are very wel­come.”

Any­one who would like to be in­volved should con­tact the com­mit­tee chair, Janet Ruther­ford, on 01360 449214.

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