Magnificent sum raised for Macmillan

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THE RECENT Macmillan Speakers’ Dinner, held in the Links Hotel, was another triumph for the art of after-dinner speaking.

Some 120 guests were entertained by three very witty and accomplished speakers, with David Birse, master of ceremonies, holding the evening together with some of his vast repertoire of witty anecdotes.

Linda Ormiston, making her third visit to Montrose, provided the woman’s perspective on humour, while also demonstrating her considerable talents as an opera singer.

Montrosian Bob Burns entertained with conjuring tricks round the tables during the meal, followed by a segment which was both very funny and mind blowing.

Finally, Jim Brown, Fettercairn, the main speaker, once again caused uproar with his wit and perfect comic timing.

The appearance of his Olympic torch was a highlight of the evening. It was his souvenir of his participation in the relay through Montrose on June 12 last year.

The evening rounded off with a vote of thanks by new secretary Dominic Houlihan, acknowledging both the speakers and those supporters who had generously provided the raffle prizes which brought in a magnificent £1,170.

The final total made on the night for Macmillan Cancer Support was well in excess of £4,500.