Benefit gig helps hospital

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MONEY raised from a forthcoming Montrose Music Festival band night will be donated to Ninewells Hospital.

The festival committee decided to donate the proceeds from this year’s charity gig to Ward 34 after a member of one of the event’s most supportive local bands, the Fn3Gs, was diagnosed with cancer.

Graham Aitken had to miss out on last year’s fund-raising concert and was treated at the Ninewells haematology unit. The treatment he received has helped him to overcome the disease and he is now in remission, and Graham will be back playing with the band at the gig, which will be staged at the Caledonia Golf Club next Friday, November 2. Also in the line-up are fellow local acts Heidrum and KJB.

Committee member Chris Simpson said the choice of beneficiary had been left to Graham himself and he decided to donate the money to ward 34 as a thank you for the treatment and care he received.

He said: “All of the committee are looking forward to what is going to be a great night of live music for a great cause. We are expecting a great turnout on this night and aim to put on a great night’s entertainment in the usual MoFest fashion.”

Tickets for the event, which gets under way at 7.30pm, cost £10 and are available from Henry Hogg’s on the High Street.