Cancer Research plans fund-raisers

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The Montrose Cancer Research shop is holding a number of fund-raising activities for the ‘Stand up to Cancer’ event during September and October.

It kicked off at the Junior Highland Games on Sunday with various events, and on Friday, September 26, there will be a quiz night at the black Abbot. Tickets are £2 per person with half-time refreshments provided. The winners will receive the ‘Stand up to Cancer Challenge Cup’, donated by Egertons Jewellers.

On Friday, October 3, staff member Jill Cooper is doing a sponsored silence all day in the shop. People can make donations to try and make her break the silence by making her talk or laugh out loud and if I do I have to make a donation or do a forfeit.

On Saturday, October 11, the shop manager, Jill Gregory will sit in a ‘paddling pool of nastiness’ in the shop window. She will be sitting in all kinds of gunge, ranging from beans to custard to gravy or jelly, and people can buy plastic pint glasses of gunge for £1 a glass to tip over her head.

On Friday, October 17, There will be a music evening at the Park Hotel. Performing will be Wishy, Charlie Williamson, Bob Paton and Heidrum. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a 7.30 start and tickets are £10 each, available at the Cancer Research UK shop. There will also be a raffle held, to be drawn on the night.

And on the following day the shop is planning to do a street photo of Montrose ‘standing up to cancer’. The plan is to get as many people of Montrose as possible to gather outside to ball house at 2 p.m., each paying a donation. We will have banners and balloons etc to include in the photo.

There will be a street collection on October 17 and 18.

And on October 25 a scavenger hunt out of the shop.

There will be tombola during the week October 20 to 25.

The Montrose shop has been set the target of raising £1,500 and staff are hoping that with the generosity of the Montrose businesses and local people that they can achieve this.