Thousands raised for Cot Death charity

Pupils from the Wallace School of Dance (including Libby and Callum Adams) presenting the cheque from the Stranraer & District Highland Dance Association.
Pupils from the Wallace School of Dance (including Libby and Callum Adams) presenting the cheque from the Stranraer & District Highland Dance Association.

AN afternoon tea party in Kirkcowan recently raised an amazing £2000 for the Scottish Cot Death Trust (SCDT).

The event was organised by the Adams family – Graham, Catriona, Libby, Callum and Duncan – from Clugston Farm, in memory of their son and brother, Drew, who died aged seven weeks last April.

The family wanted to support the charity, which has provide them with much support following the tragedy.

Catriona said: “A wonderful afternoon was had by all and a sum in excess of £2000 was raised. A big thank-you to all who helped and donated in any way (time, baking, raffle and tombola prizes, and so on).

“Special thanks to Doreen Bowie and the pupils of the Wallace School of Dance, Stranraer, who delighted the packed hall with a full programme of Highland, tap and modern dance; the Stranraer and District Highland Dance Association, which presented a cheque of £100; and to Lorna and James King for the star raffle prize of four tickets to Dancing On Ice with meal and travel included (which was thoroughly enjoyed by the lucky winners). The family would also like to thank the Wigtownshire Young Farmers who also donated a further £400 from their annual concert to the SCDT.

“The support received from the whole community has been overwhelming and has helped the family as they deal with the terrible loss of Drew. Many thanks to everyone.”