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A fund-raising event in Kirriemuir Town Hall in the spring in memory of Kirriemuir Police Sergeant Andrew Winter has raised over £6,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

Andrew was a much respected police officer and family man who sadly lost his fight for life last October after a three year battle with a brain tumour.

The major fund-raiser was planned by Andrew’s sister-in-law Moyra Millar, along with family and friends, on April 21. Andrew’s widow Hilary has now revealed the total raised on the day, and has thanked all those who contributed in any way.

She said: “I was hoping you could print a thank you to all those who came along to our fundraising event back in April, not to mention all of the helpers. I have sent the sum of £5600.63 to Brain Tumour Research and also £345 + Gift Aid sent separately, making a grand total of £6031.88.”

The fund-raiser started with a cup cake and coffee morning in the town hall followed by a “Showtime” afternoon when the audience was entertained by performers from the School of Theatre Arts Rural Scotland (STARS). Ryan Kopel was the compere for the afternoon and there were dancers from the Nicola Grant School of Dancing.

The Tayside Police and Lothian Police Choir opened the second act and the final part of the show included dancers from Webster’s High School. The day rounded off with a party.

Sergeant Winter served in the Stobswell and Broughty Ferry areas of Dundee before being posted to Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir, the Angus family protection unit and then CID in Arbroath.