Serv­ing up CHAS cash

Great ef­fort by Com­rie ladies

Strathearn Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Duke

The an­nual CHAS sup­per or­gan­ised by ladies in Com­rie has raised a tremen­dous to­tal of £2683.54.

Chil­dren’s Hos­pices Across Scot­land rep­re­sen­ta­tives were in the vil­lage’s White Church to share sto­ries of the fam­i­lies and chil­dren that have been sup­ported by the char­ity.

For over 20 years CHAS has been of­fer­ing a sup­port ser­vice for ba­bies, chil­dren and young peo­ple with lifeshort­en­ing con­di­tions, which in­cludes pal­lia­tive care and fam­ily respite through its hos­pices - Rachel House at Kin­ross and Robin House at Bal­loch – as well as home care ser­vices and hos­pi­tal pres­ence.

CHAS rep Ali­son Ren­nie thanked all the ladies for con­tin­u­ing to con­trib­ute to the fundrais­ing evening and in­vited din­ers to cre­ate their names out of let­ters de­signed by chil­dren with links to the hos­pices.

The char­ity is aiming to col­lect 15,400 name tags, one for ev­ery child in Scot­land who has a life-short­en­ing con­di­tion.

Young­sters de­signed the CHAS al­pha­bet last year. It is made up of over 60 colour­ful let­ters, each with a story be­hind it re­lat­ing to the de­signer.

The char­ity hope peo­ple across Scot­land will back their Keep the Joy Alive cam­paign by spell­ing out their name in the new let­ters, which come in sticker form, shar­ing it on so­cial me­dia and send­ing it to the char­ity to be dis­played at a public event.

CHAS chief ex­ec­u­tive Maria McGill said: “We want to make sure that wher­ever there’s a child in Scot­land with a life-short­en­ing con­di­tion we’re on hand to sup­port their en­tire fam­ily.

“Of course to do that we need to in­crease our in­come. Our beau­ti­ful new CHAS al­pha­bet will play a key part in help­ing us achieve this goal.

“We’re rightly proud of our new al­pha­bet. The chil­dren re­ally were the best de­sign­ers for the job and their cre­ations per­fectly cap­ture who we are and the care we pro­vide.”

Sup­per or­gan­iser Nancy McCrae thanked all the hostesses, the girls who helped with the raf­fle and Mog Mair, Kathy Duthie and Julie Mur­ray for their help in the kitchen.

She said: “We hope to see ev­ery­one again at the next one and to keep rais­ing money for this great char­ity.”

Tags Ladies add their names to the cam­paign

Raf­fle Claire Fer­gu­son and Nancy McCrae

Reg­u­lars Ladies who at­tended the sup­per

Win­ning bid Moira MacLarty

Al­pha­bet Ali­son Ren­nie

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