Peterhead fundraiser evening for charities

A Peterhead woman has organised a charity evening and dance to raise money for North-east urological cancer charity UCAN, which supported her husband after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Lorraine Cumming also runs the charity Boxer Welfare Scotland and the money raised on Saturday, March 16 will be split between the two charities.

The event will be held at the Palace Hotel in Peterhead and kicks off at 7.30pm until late, with Aberdeen band Crystal Clear performing.

Other activities, including a raffle, will also be on offer. Tickets cost £15, which includes refreshments, and are available from Lorraine on 01779 812799.

Half the proceeds will go to UCAN’s fundraising campaign to raise £2.5million to buy Scotland’s first robotic-assisted surgical system (RASS) for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and build two integrated operating theatres to house the equipment.

The charity also has a care centre at Ward 44 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Boxer Welfare Scotland, which rescues and rehomes boxers across Scotland, will receive the remainder of the funds to help with vet care and kennel costs.

Fiona Pearson, UCAN’s fundraising manager, said: “The money raised for UCAN will help us to reach our target of raising £2.5million to purchase this incredible technology, which has the potential to benefit everyone in the North-east of Scotland, directly or indirectly.

“We’d like to thank Lorraine for choosing UCAN as a thank you for the support given to her husband and wish everyone a fun and very successful night.”