£700 for charity....

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Gamekeepers, staff and guests from an Angus estate have raised £700 for Lippen Care charity and Strathmore Hospice in Forfar.

This will help towards the cost of redecorating the hospice lounge.

Every year a clay pigeon shoot is held at Glenogil Estate as a thank you to team members for their hard work.

This year, after hearing one of the shoot-day staff praising the vital support Lippen Care and the hospice gives ill patients and families, staff decided to raise money from the day’s sport and raffle.

After handing over the donation on Friday the estate gamekeepers were shown round the facility.

Glenogil Estate Head Gamekeeper Danny Lawson, part of the Angus Glens Moorland Group, said: “We heard about the charity from one of the people who comes to the estate to work on shoot days. They had a friend that had been at the hospice and we decided to put the money towards helping Lippen Care as we felt it would make a little bit of a difference, as opposed to donating to a larger charity.

“One in three people contract cancer so the work the hospice does is really important.

“We wanted to donate towards a local charity in the community and we were really pleased with the enthusiasm everyone showed in donating.”

All money received by Lippen Care is used for the benefit of patients, with redecoration of the lounge on the agenda at present.

Moira Nicol of Lippen Care said: “Without the continued generosity of our community, we could not provide the additional comfort to those who need care at their most vulnerable, and to this end we greatly appreciate the donation received from Glenogil.”