Cambodian school fundraiser at Palace

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A charity buttery morning is being held on Saturday, May 28 at the Palace Hotel in Peterhead from 10am to 12 noon.

The fundraiser is part of a year-long campaign which aims to raise £25,000 to build a school in Cambodia - Janie’s School - in memory of Janie Evans who passed away very suddenly in November 2009.

Janie (pictured above left with daughter Jennifer) was a Peterhead woman with a passion for education. Her daughters, Paula and Jennifer, have inherited this, and are committed to not only building the school in her memory, but financially supporting the school in future years.

The school will be built by American Assistance for Cambodia (funded through donations to Hope Worldwide UK) who run a programme to develop schools in areas where they are most needed. Previous fumndraisers included a ceilidh back in March which raised over £1750.

Event organiser Emma Rothwell said: “The ceilidh was a brilliant night and raised significantly more than we expected. I’d like to thank everyone who came along and also the band, Iron Broo, who ensured the dance floor was never empty. The total raised now stands at over £7900.”

Tickets for the buttery morning cost £2 and can be purchased at the door. There will also be home-bakes and bottle-stalls available for donations, or if you simply wish to donate you can do so online at www.justgiving.com/janies-school.