A Johnshaven family are looking to raise £10,000 in a year for local charity CLAN Cancer support and are already close to their target.
The Sangster family have been raising money for the cancer charity to pay tribute to their mum and have already raised over £7000.
Ross, brother Fraser and dad Mike organised a ‘Celebration of an Inspiration’ night at Johnshaven Village Hall for their mum Amanda Sangster. The band night was well received with over 120 people coming to the event back in March raising almost £3000. Acts included Tangle ha’, Odium, Ferus Cane, Standby and a DJ set by Liam Beedie playing with a performance by local bands Odium and Standby together performing one of Amanda’s favourite songs, Loch Lomond.
This week we spoke to Ross Sangster who told us about paying tribute to his mum and continuing to raise funds for CLAN.
He said: “I wanted to do something that our family and friends would enjoy while paying tribute to my mum and raising funds for CLAN at the same time. Shortly before my mum lost her battle with cancer, I promised her I would do fundraising for her and CLAN was one of the charities she wanted money to be raised for as it was a place that was a real source of comfort to her throughout her battle with cancer.”
With the success of the band night, Ross added that he would like to make the night an annual event.
The family have signed up to take part in CLAN’s Landmark walk in September, a 13 mile walk which the family conquered last year raising £4500 in the process.
Ross added: “ I think if we take the total raised from last year’s walk plus my mum’s night it about £7400 so if we can get the total raised for CLAN to £10,000 in a year that would be great.
“My Dad, brother and I have already signed up for this years 13 mile CLAN Landmark walk and after the success of the band night I am determined to make Amanda Sangster’s Night an annual event.”