Friday, 21 November 2008

Burns in Cupar

On Sat 15th November I delivered a charity show for DebRA - based in Cupar and elsewhere: a worthwhile group helping out children with this dreadful condition. The Lodge in Cupar raised over £600 between ticket prices and the raffle. Sadly the charity itself did little to mention on their events page on the website and only two reps who turned up.

That aside the show went very well with an audience of around 60 members and guests. Some CDs sold too which is good news! Feedback was that the show was both entertaining and informative: exactly the intention. The photo shows myself in costume next to Bill Dawson the current President of the World Burns Federation who commented :

"I thoroughly enjoyed your show, there were many songs that one does not get to hear, and with you adding the additional information it is surely a very good vehicle to broaden people's understanding of the Burns story. "

Also shown are Dougie Wilson (PM) and George Letham (SM) from the Lodge.


keltickev said...

This photo also appeared in The Courier - November 17th 2008 - with a nice article on the fund-raising success. At the end of the day £700 was raised for DebRA.

Dougie Abercrombie said...

Yet again an excellent show delivered in great style.The audience included many folk who were not so aware of some of the history of the Bard and many who were not familiar with a number of the songs or perhaps the rather good alternative version of "Auld lang Syne.Some £700 was raised for "Debra"-a very deserving children's charity-the cheque will be presented on Tues 23Dec 2008 at Committee.