The curlers of Perth St.Johns Rotary Club have won many glittering prizes over the past 25 years including the Rotary World Championship and the Scottish Championship, but the one title that’s never been theirs is the local Perthshire League!
But now Skip Stuart Cameron (centre) and his rink (from left) Mark Cairns, Mike Archibald and Rob Burke can hold their heads high as the elusive Perthshire Trophy is handed over by League Secretary Bill Duncan (right). Also playing, but not in the picture: David Grant, Gail Mackay and Ian Mutch.
Thank you to everyone who made our June concert at Perth Museum such a success. we raised enough to buy two Shelterboxes.
In the photo are the performers: Henry Neil (musical director), Ian Grieve (compére), Alexander Stewart (baritone), Fiona Brownsmith (soprano), Heather Stewart (mezzo soprano), and Hamish Stewart (bass).
Vice-president Alexander presented a cheque for £358 to Perth Autism Support project co-ordinator Nicola Acford.
This was half of the proceeds of a concert organised with Perth and Kinross young musicians, held on June 7th at North Muirton Community Campus. The other half went to support the Perth and Kinross central music groups.
Following our musical evening at Perth Museum we purchased two ShelterBoxes, and they are now on standby for events such as the Syrian refugee crisis or flooding in Sudan.
In such desperate circumstances having a space to call your home is invaluable and each large, green ShelterBox contains a custom-made disaster relief tent for an extended family, designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall. Also in the Box are blankets, water storage and filtration equipment, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
President Alexander Stewart presented a cheque for £1500 to surgeon Sean Laverick. The funds will be used to bring a female facial surgeon to Scotland for training in the latest techniques.
Mr Laverick has travelled with the charity Face Facts to disaster areas around the world to perform facial surgery on victims, and to train local surgeons.
The ladies of Rotary Club of Perth St John’s celebrated a successful afternoon of fashion and fundraising at their Christmas Lights Ladies Charity Lunch on Sunday 24 November at the Royal George Hotel
With a magical Christmas Gifts and Crafts Market setting the scene throughout the hotel, the festive period was officially launched as glamorous ladies from across Scotland came together to raise over £2,700 for local charities.
The highlight of the event was a Catwalk Fashion Show by local boutique Phase Eight who showcased their sparkling winter collection.
Thank you to all the Marks and Spencers customers who gave so generously when we packed their shopping on Saturday 7th December. We collected just over £1000.
Most of the money donated went to Perth Association for Mental Health, with a smaller amount to the M&S staff nominated charity CHAS.