Peterhead’s first ‘Past-its Prom’

Hoping to make a difference: Lori Davidson, Ashleigh Mill and Nicola Paterson, just three of the four friends who have got together to organise the 'Past-its Prom'. Picture: Carla Duthie
Hoping to make a difference: Lori Davidson, Ashleigh Mill and Nicola Paterson, just three of the four friends who have got together to organise the 'Past-its Prom'. Picture: Carla Duthie

FOUR Buchan friends have got together to organise Peterhead’s first ever “Past-its Prom”, a night for everyone to get together and raise money for North-east cancer charity CLAN.

The girls - Nicola Paterson, Ashleigh Mill, Lori Davidson and Amy Buchan - decided earlier this year that they wanted to do something positive for cancer, after each of their families had been affected by the disease.

Speaking to the Buchanie last week they said: “We’ve all been affected by cancer in our lives at some point, whether it be a family member or a friend, so we really wanted to get together and raise money for CLAN, which provides services in Grampian as well as in Peterhead.

“They are currently building a new centre so hopefully we can make a difference in some way or another. A lot of people don’t realise the effects cancer can have on families, and you never know who it can happen to. Now we can look back later in life and know we help made a difference.”

The event, which will take the form of a prom, takes place in Boddam’s Buchan Braes Hotel on August 27 at 7pm. Tickets are £30 and include a bubbly reception, a two-course meal and a disco by Andrew Rennie from The Ice of Discos. Photographer, James Smith will be at the event as well as a photo booth, with photos being available to purchase at a later date.

The girls are hoping to raise £3,000 from the event: “We’re really looking forward to it and hope we can raise as much money for the good cause as possible. The hotel itself is an ideal location, it’s modern and has beautiful rooms if people want to stay as well. Every female wants an excuse to look out their favourite dress after all!”

A prom King and Queen will also be chosen on the evening so this is the perfect opportunity if you missed your prom or you’ve never been to one before.

So ladies, get your favourite frock out of the loft and into the cleaners, and gentlemen, be sure to get those corsages ordered for a night to be remembered at the Buchan Braes!

Susan Crighton, fundraising manager at CLAN Cancer Support, said: “We are always amazed by the fantastic ideas and events our supporters come up with to raise funds and awareness of CLAN’s services throughout the North-east.

“We wish the ladies all the very best with the evening and other activities they have planned and look forward to seeing some photos of the prom King and Queen.

“We would also like to thank everyone for their ongoing help and support within the Buchan area.”

The event is strictly for over 18s only.

Tickets and tables can be purchased before August 12 from The Flower Shop, Vee or by calling Nicola on 07772489008 or Ashleigh on 07973482205.