Bearsden Fiddlers raise £2000 for autism charity

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A cheque for £2000 was presented to Scottish Autism by the Bearsden Fiddlers recently.

It was received by fundraising manager Karen Wilson along with Lynne Stanford.

Representing the Bearsden Fiddlers was Amelia Niven.

Karen passed on interesting information to the Bearsden Fiddler players as to how the donation would be utilised by helping people of all ages with autism.

The Bearsden Fiddlers are a voluntary group of fiddle, accordion, piano, double bass and guitar players who have been performing and raising funds for various charities since 1972.

They rehearse in Cairns Church every Tuesday from 7.30-9.30pm September to May.

Each year a rally is held in Milngavie Town Hall where they are joined by Scottish fiddle and accordion groups from all over Scotland.

This session has been a very busy one for the Bearsden Fiddlers.

It kicked off with a concert in Mugdock Country Park in August 2013 and it was a great honour for them to play in Paisley Abbey at the Royal National Mod in October 2013.

Throughout the session the group has played at nine other venues, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for an international conference, with each concert being very well received.

All funds are donated to charity and a very big thank you is sent to all supporters.