Serving up CHAS cash
Great effort by Comrie ladies
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