|Weekend of Song and Dance raises £12,000|
for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
The Royal Hospital has played host to an evening of ScottishReeling and an open-air concert by the Fever Pitch choir. The events, held over a weekend, raised £12,000 for the hospital, and marked the start of summer activities in the hospital’s busy events calendar.
The Scottish Reel is an annual event organised by volunteers, Carol and Colin Mackay, which is now in its 8th year. Over 100 people took part in Friday (10 June) night’s dances, accompanied by music from a traditional piper.
The Fever Pitch choir were performing with the Kew Symphonia for the first time at the Royal Hospital on Saturday night (11 June). 250 concertgoers enjoyed picnics on the lawn and were entertained with music ranging from Handel to Cole Porter, before the evening ended with a fireworks display.
Gaz Daly, Director of Fundraising at the hospital, thanked all those who helped to draw these events together: “The events were an overwhelming success, which we hope to grow and repeat next year. Special thanks to hospital volunteers, Carol and Colin Mackay for the Scottish Reel and Magdalena Beevor for the concert. They have worked extremely hard to organise these events in aid of the hospital, helping us towards our annual fundraising target of £2.5million.”
June 16, 2005