Local residents, groups and businesses have come together to raise an incredible £30,000 for a cancer research charity.
The proceeds from the 2012 Banchory Summer Marquee Ball were handed over to chosen charity, Gastrocan last weekend.
The summer ball, held at Raemoir House Hotel, has raised over £288,000 for local charities since it began back in 1998. Organisers Logan Sangster and Dawn Law were thrilled as this is the largest amount raised at a single summer ball to date.
Dr Russell Petty, who accepted the cheque on behalf of Gastrocan, was full of praise for the event.
He said: “A donation like this will really make a difference to our clinical research programme and in turn, help us to develop more effective treatments so that we are able to offer all patients in the Grampian area, with these devastating forms of cancer, the very best treatments available, and in doing so, improve the cure rates for oesophageal and gastric cancers.
“In addition to this, the organisors of the ball have been very active in promoting awareness of Gastrocan, and the work it does in supporting research - which has been extremely helpful and encouraging to others to fund raise for us’
“The phenomenal sum raised is a testament to the hard work of Dawn and Logan, organising this event, and I am also very grateful to Laura Tulloch for her assistance with Gastrocan, Julie Sangster of Riah Body and Soul, for organising various events through her business, and to Mr and Mrs Neil Rae of Raemoir Houser Hotel, for providing a truly sumptuous venue, and outstanding service for the occasion.”
The 2013 Summer Marquee Ball date has been set for August 17 and both Logan and Dawn would like to thank all the supporting team for their hard work and efforts behind the scenes and all the local businesses and individuals who have donated.
A full list of fundraisers can be found on page 5.
Donators: Aberdeen Football Club; Aberdein, Considine and Co; ADTI; Allan J Milne Electrical; Alison Ewen; AMEC; Anderson Family; Anderson Removals; Andy Milne Joinery/Deeside Blinds Limited; Andy Webster; Angela Gilbert; Ann Cowlieshaw; Apex Tubulars; Ardoe House Hotel; Aristocars; Ashleigh Ferguson; Atholl Countrywear; Ballogie Estate; Banchory Car Centre; Banchory Chiropractic; Banchory Cycles; Banchory Farmers Market; Banchory Golf Club; Banchory Group Practice; Banchory Lions Club; Banchory Service Station; Banchory Strathspey and Reel Society; BBKS & Co; Bentleys; Braemar Golf Club; Braemar Royal Highland Society; Brathens Business Centre; Brian Paterson Joiners; Brian Smith Funeral Directors; Bruce McCombie Builders; Bryan Rogie Electrical Ltd; Burnett Arms Hotel; Butterworth Galleries; Buchanans; Charles Michie Chemist; Clever Clogz; Conoco Philips; Continental Cream; Cook and Dine; Cordiners Sawmill; Creative Project Solutions; CSL; Deeside Blinds; Deeside Cleaners; Deeside Golf Club; Deeside Log Cabins; Deeside Photographics; Deeside Piper and Herald; Dr & Mrs F Mair; Dr Russell Petty; Dr Doug Smith; Enermech Ltd; Ewan Kirkpatrick – Drumtochty Castle; EON E & P UK Ltd; Fasque House Estate; Fiona Halliday Fitness Pilates; Flower Vogue; Gary Grant Architect; Gibson NDT Ltd; Gill Keith; Glassel Farms; Glentanar Estate; Grampian Transport Museum; Hays Flowers; Helen Webster; Hilton Craigendarroch; His Majesty’s Theatre; H M Sheridan Butcher; Hughes, Macdonald & Davidson – Optometrists; Imprint Printing Services; Its Curtains for You; Jamie Bell; Jane @ Riah Body & Soul; Janice Shaw; Joyce Byrne; Julie Macleod; K & I Paterson Ltd – Paterson Stoves; LFF (Scotland) Ltd; L’Art du Vin; La Biosthetique Skin Care; Landmark Centre; Lillian Farquhar; Lime Rock Partners; Malcolm Appleby; Marie Middleton; Martin Buchan; Maryfield Farm; Meldrum House Hotel; Maureen Mutch; McWilliams Aberdeen Ltd; Meg’s Attic; Miss D Petrie; Mr and Mrs F Clayton; Mr and Mrs G Coutts; Mr and Mrs N Dawson; Mr and Mrs N Edgar; Mr and Mrs J England; Mr and Mrs J Gibson; Mr and Mrs D Halliday; Mr and Mrs T Halliwell; Mr & Mrs N Hartley; Mr and Mrs M Holmes; Mr and Mrs J Hughes; Mr and Mrs D Keith; Mr and Mrs W Merson; Mr S Merson; Mr and Mrs K Milne; Mr and Mrs M Ritchie; Mr and Mrs L Ross; Mr and Mrs J L Sangster; Mr and Mrs K Scott-McKenzie; Mr & Mrs P Shinnie; Mr and Mrs B Smith; Mr & Mrs M Thomson; Mr and Mrs G Spindler; Mr A Thomson; Mr Colin Cameron; Mrs J Dingwall; Mrs Lindsay Ewen; Mrs F Hay; Mrs M Jaffray; Mrs L Lightowler; Mrs Nancy McDonald; Mrs S Petrie; Mrs F Sangster; Mrs Diane Shepherd – Quizmaster; Mrs Janette Shepherd; Mrs Laura Tulloch – Gastrocan; Mrs Rae; Neil Selbie Kilt Hire; Nicholas Edgar ; Orvis Banchory; Out There; Pat Green; Paul Smith Butchers; Pedlars; Peterculter Golf Club; Petrofac; Raemoir Garden Centre; Raemoir House Hotel; Redback Drilling Tools; Riah Body & Soul; Riah Hair Design; Roy Cowie LBS Ltd; Rubberatkins Ltd; Rustiques; SWRI Aberdeenshire Federation; Saks Hair and Beauty; Sandra Fleming; Sarah Mardle; Scotgold Products; Sheila Wallace; Sir Moir and Lady Lockhead; Skene House Apartments; Steve Mardle; Tacpoint; Talisman Energy; Tarland Golf Course; Taylors of Banchory; Tesco Banchory; The Barber Shop; The Health and Human Performance Centre; The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa; The Mortgage and Property Centre; The Oven Valet; The Stag Hotel; Tom Ironside Furniture Group; Tor-Na-Coille Hotel; Travel Counsellors; Vanessa Holmes; Vikki McNaughton; Wallace Practice; Williamsons Chartered Accountants; Woodlands Nursery