Surprise for Brenda at Rotary folk night

Arbroath Rotary Club held a fundraising folk night in the Royal British Legion on Friday, with strong support from local musicians on the programme.
​Pictured are all the artists who performed at the concert with Brenda (centre), Danny Gentles (left) and John Naysmith (right). (Wallace Ferrie​Pictured are all the artists who performed at the concert with Brenda (centre), Danny Gentles (left) and John Naysmith (right). (Wallace Ferrie
​Pictured are all the artists who performed at the concert with Brenda (centre), Danny Gentles (left) and John Naysmith (right). (Wallace Ferrie

Performing on the evening were Fleeing Fingers, Julie Fisk, Slipway, Finding Kemback, Bella Robb and Deep Drift.

During the interlude there was a prize raffle and during the course of the evening there was also a surprise presentation to local woman Brenda Ross.

Brenda was presented The Paul Harris Fellowship Award for her outstanding charity work within the community.

To become a Paul Harris Fellow, the recipient must have shown exceptional service to Rotary and the Community over and above what would normally be expected.

Despite having a disability, Brenda has raised thousands of pounds for charities, especially CHAS (Childrens Hospices Across Scotland).

In 2007 she was also awarded an MBE for services to Scottish further education.

Brenda was presented with the award by Rotary Club president John Naysmith and and vice-president Danny Gentles.

With ticket sales, a raffle and an auction, the evening raised £1600, which will be donated to local charities.

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