Folk Club raise funds for Satellite Dialysis Unit

Folk Club Chair Andy Popplestone presents Dr Ann Humphrey with a cheque for �570

Folk Club Chair Andy Popplestone presents Dr Ann Humphrey with a cheque for �570

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Stonehaven Folk Club committee decided unanimously to use this year’s fun cabaret night as a fund raising platform.

It supported the Stonehaven Satellite Dialysis Unit appeal and consequently raised an impressive £570 through entrance fees, a top quality raffle and some donations arising from additional fund raising events.

Club chair Andy Popplestone said the satellite unit will greatly benefit dialysis patients in Stonehaven and south Aberdeenshire and that the club and everyone that came along on the night were pleased to support such a worthy local cause - especially as they had had such a great time doing it!

Dr Ann Humphrey of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Nephrology Department said the fund had now grown to £400,000 with just £100,000 to go to reach the magic £500,000 target that will move the project to the next phase. Once up and running, the unit will benefit patients who have spend significant time travelling for dialysis in addition to the four to six hours three times weekly that they have to spend undergoing the life saving treatment.

Andy said he hoped the club’s efforts would keep the appeal in the forefront of people’s minds and that other individuals and fund raising groups would support the fund so bringing forward the date when the local service could begin.

Stonehaven Folk Club is open to everyone and brings live music to Stonehaven every Friday evening from 8:30pm in the Lower Community Centre, Bath Street. All enquiries to Pat on 764202.