Really good Friends

Strathcarron hospice event 2
Strathcarron hospice event 2

WEST Stirlingshire Friends of Strathcarron Hospice held a charity dinner and managed to raise £3,082 at the Winnock Hotel in Drymen recently.

After the success of last year’s event the ladies decided to hold another one this year, which proved to be even more successful with a total of 143 ladies attending the function.

Following a delicious meal, they had the opportunity to browse the various stalls on display and bid for several very attractive items on offer.

The highlight of the evening was a fascinating, shrewd and often hilarious account of her life to date by guest speaker Annabel Goldie, MSP.

Katie Thomson, who helped organise the dinner said: “She entertained the audience and kept them listening with bated breath throughout for the next uproarious episode.”

She also read out the winners of the prize draw and silent auction,

The organisers of the event thanked Ms Goldie and the staff of the Winnock Hotel for their assistance, to the Balfron Girl Guides who helped with selling tickets, to the businesses which put up stalls and to the companies and individuals who donated the generous prizes. Thanks also go to the ladies who bought tickets and came and enjoyed the evening.

Ms Thomson, added: “Possibly the best verdict on the dinner was the comment of one lady to her friend afterwards: “That was lovely. I hope I’m invited again next year.”

The next Strathcarron fundraising event is at the Callander Highland Games July 28-29, where the Friends will have a tea and crafts tent.

ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE . . . these ladies enjoyed themselves while raising money for a good cause.

GUEST SPEAKER . . . former Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie (right) with Rina Cranstoun, convener of West Stirlingshire Friends of Strathcarron Hospice.