Montrose ladies fundraise for chest, heart and stroke charity

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Montrose ladies have raised funds to support a charity which helps people with chest, heart or stroke illnesses.

Sally Balfour, of Mall House, Montrose, along with her committee of valued helpers presented Chest Heart & Stoke Scotland (CHSS) with a cheque for £915 on Friday, July 22 to support the work they do in Angus.

This donation represents a culmination of a great deal of hard work from Sally, Margaret Adams and the rest of the ladies from an annual tea party held at the Mall House on July 6.

The event, now in it’s 11th year, is a well-attended favourite among ladies in Montrose; last year the funds went to the Friends of Stracathro Charity.

The day was a success with 55 guests in attendance for a dry bright day, for the most part, who came together and raised funds for the medical health charity.

Sally said: “The annual Mall House Tea Party once again raised a considerable amount of funds for charity and on behalf of all the ladies who organised and supported the event we would like to thank all the guests who so generously supported and the friends who gave up their time to bake.

“Their efforts ensure we can help provide support to a charity which is currently providing services in our local community and it was great to see so many regular supporters in attendance of the annual party.”

Katie Jones, North East fundraising officer from CHSS met Sally and Margaret in Montrose to accept the generous cheque.

The final total looks set to rise to over £1200 for CHSS with donations still coming in from the local Montrose community.

Katie said: “It was a delight to meet with Sally, Margaret and the rest of the ladies on Friday, July 22 and accept their generous donation.

“To hear how tirelessly the ladies work every year to put this established event on was so uplifting and it is touching that they chose to support CHSS this year through the recommendation of a valued regular attendee.

“The ladies were very proactive in hearing more about the vital services we are offering at present within 
the Angus region, which includes support in the community to those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness; it was a pleasure to let them know how their efforts have made a very real and positive difference.

“Community events like this really are at the crux of ensuring we are able to continue to carry on our vital work and we cannot thank Sally and Margaret, the rest of the ladies and all the 55 guests who attended enough for their support and generosity!”