Fancy dress charity fund-raiser

Fancy Dress: Eddie and Rosemary Small are picture in their fancy dress outfits which they wore to their charity fund raising 30th wedding anniversary party.

Fancy Dress: Eddie and Rosemary Small are picture in their fancy dress outfits which they wore to their charity fund raising 30th wedding anniversary party.

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A local couple held a charity fancy dress fund-raiser to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

Rosemary and Eddie Small decided to fund raise for Southampton General Hospital after Rosemary’s mum, Ina Shanks, suffered an aneurysm whilst on holiday in Portsmouth recently.

Ina was transferred to Southampton General Hospital where she had her aneurysm coiled.

For several weeks Ina was in a coma and, after spells in Southampton, Portsmouth and Ninewells Hospitals, she was transferred into the care of the stroke unit at Stracathro Hospital where she is continuing to recover.

Rosemary said: “The night was lovely, with friends and family in attendance.

“Donations of gifts and money were received from several Brechin businesses, who we would like to thank for their kindness and generosity for our cause.

“The final amount raised is still to be announced as we are still waiting for some donations to come in.

“It was decided to raise money for Southampton General Hospital as a thanks for all the support and help their gave when my mum was a patient there.

“The DJ/karaoke on the night was provided by Thomas Smith, aka Tam, who has said if any one would like to hand in a donation for our cause of £50 to my shop, the Salvation Army charity shop, then he will donate his time to do a disco/karaoke for the donator any time and any place.

“A big thank you to David and Cindy for organising everything it was a great night.

“A speedy is hoped by all for our mum thanks to all.”

If you would like to donate £50 for the disco/karaoke, or would like to donate to the cause, contact Rosemary at the Salvation Army Shop.