Giving donations to CLIC Sargent

Helping young cancer sufferers are, from left: Brian Beattie, Dylan Wren and Bobby Campbell.
Helping young cancer sufferers are, from left: Brian Beattie, Dylan Wren and Bobby Campbell.

Community spirited locals have come forward to help children with cancer and their families.

Doing their bit to help young cancer sufferers and their family is local businessmen, Dylan Wren and his wife Alena, who recently took over management at the Glenesk Hotel, Edzell in March, had always planned to do something for charity. And, after meeting Bobby Campbell, who walks in aid of CLIC Sargent, they decided they could also do their bit to help the charity - by giving families a free nights stay at the hotel.

“It is ironic, before we even met Bobby we said that we wanted to donate one room, for one night each week, for 50 weeks of the year for CLIC Sargent,” explained Dylan.

“I know times are hard but at the end of the day we can give somebody a break then it is not much.

“This is about helping somebody and I think if we can do it then so can other people. I would like a group of people to come together and do this. With the likes of big hotel chains, of course they can do it. If we can inspire other businesses to do the same that would be great.”

Anyone wishing to benefit from this offer should do so by contacting CLIC Sargent.

Another offer of respite comes from Bobby’s friend Ian McDougal who, in this case, is offering the use of his caravan to families involved with CLIC Sargent.

This is not the first time Ian has helped the charity. Ian raised over £400 by climbing ten peaks in the Ochil Hills.

Also boosting the coffers of the children’s charity is a neighbour of Bobby’s, Brian Beattie, who was inspired by Bobby to not only help the charity, but to help himself as well - by getting fit.

“I approached Bobby to help me get fit. Bobby gave me to push to start walking one mile each day for 60 days. I am now managing to walk seven-eight miles each day and have walked 162 miles and I am only on day 51.”

Brian has already raised £111 for the charity.