Black tie ball fund-raising ball to be staged in City Hall

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Black ties and ball gowns are to be worn at a fund-raising dance to be held at the City Hall on Saturday, December 10.

The event, held by the Brechin Leisure Centre, will be raising money to help pay for a specialised wheelchair for a Kirriemuir man Robert Carrie.

Mr Carrie, who worked at the Brechin Leisure Centre for 20 years, led an active life running several marathons including the London Marathon.

Unfortunately, at the age of 48, Robert had a stroke which has resulted in him being in a wheelchair.

To allow Robert to get about a bit easier and to give him greater mobility he needs a specialised wheelchair costing £15,000.

The leisure centre staff, who four years ago raised £4500 for the Royal Victoria brain injury unit in Dundee, were inspired to arrange another charity ball by Gillian and Michael Ramsay and Kathy Upton who, after much deliberation and planning, completed a cycle across the breadth of Scotland taking them from the west to east coast, covering 300.2 miles.

Tickets to the ball, which will be a ticket only event, will be available for sale from October 1 at the Brechin Leisure Centre.

Already confirmed to play on the night are Dundee band, The Cutting Edge.

For the evening Brechin Leisure Centre staff are looking for donation of raffle prizes. If you, or your business, can donate a prize contact the Brechin Leisure Centre.