Wayne kicks off Pittodrie Stadium evening for CHAS

Great supporter: Wayne along with fundraising manager David, who is always grateful of the help from a willing CHAS supporter.
Great supporter: Wayne along with fundraising manager David, who is always grateful of the help from a willing CHAS supporter.

A BODDAM man has taken it upon himself to raise £3,000 for Scottish Children’s charity, CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).

Wayne Clark set the target in the hope that he can help support the charity with some of its fantastic work, CHAS being the only charity which provides hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

Wayne has been aware of fundraising for CHAS elsewhere in Scotland while on his travels taking part in stock car racing, and this was what motivated him to organise an event in Aberdeen.

“I was down at Cowdenbeath recently and they had a similar event to what I’m having and they managed to raise about £5,000,” he said.

Wayne’s organised ‘CHAS Night’ takes place on August 20 at Pittodrie Stadium, and is a charity disco and auction, with tickets costing just £12.

“I wanted to create an event that was accessible to everyone and not too pricey. The charity is based in Aberdeen and I also wanted to raise some awareness in the Aberdeenshire area.

“I have recently set up my own mobile disco business, and it will be myself doing the disco on the evening. We’ll also have the auction raffles and games, it’s an event that has something for everyone!

“We’ve got some great prizes including meal vouchers, beauty vouchers and support from local companies like The Write Image and Danny’s Hot Foods, there’s something for everyone.

“I set the target of £3,000 so hopefully we can meet it, and anything extra would be a huge bonus.”

Fundraising manager for CHAS David Strathearn has been giving Wayne any support needed whilst planning the event.

“Wayne came to us when he decided he was going to plan the event, it’s always great for us knowing we have such enthusiastic supporters outwith Aberdeen. Even though we are based in Aberdeen we offer support to many people all over Scotland, including Aberdeenshire.”

CHAS Night 2011, begins at 7pm and is for over 18’s only, unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased from the Hotspot in Peterhead or by calling 01779 471540. Wayne along with some other CHAS supporters will be at the Lido this Saturday during Scottish week and will have tickets available to buy.

For your chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets for the event just answer this simply question: What does CHAS stand for?

Send your answers into The Buchan Observer, 28-30 Seagate, Peterhead, AB42 1JP, by Tuesday July 26.