Farmers’ £1,000 for local charities

The winning team was from Langlands School and were represented by Lara Mertes, Kirsty Mackie, Ellie Webster, Chloe Balfour with Kori Stewart as the reserve.
The winning team was from Langlands School and were represented by Lara Mertes, Kirsty Mackie, Ellie Webster, Chloe Balfour with Kori Stewart as the reserve.

MONTROSE Farmers’ Dance Committee raised the huge figure of £1,000 at their Farmers’ Ball and have now presented cheques to their two chosen charities.

The money has been split equally, with £500 going to the Royal Highland Education Trust Angus Countryside Initiative (RHET ACI) and £500 to The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI).

Committee members attending the presentation at the Links Hotel were chairman Willie Officer, secretary Sandy Milne, treasurer Brian Alston and committee member Stewart Mackie.

RHET ACI representatives were the new chairman Bruce Christie and project co-ordinator Carol Littlewood.

Nick Canning, a member of the Angus RSABI Committee, collected the £500 cheque for RSABI.

Also attending was dance sponsor Jim MacDonald of MacDonald Energies. The event was also supported by Ian and Maggie May of The Black Horse Bar.

Carol Littlewood said: “The fantastic sum we have received will allow us to put on more events such as last week’s very successful Farmhouse Breakfast Week, where we were able to inform over 450 children about locally produced food and let them try it.”