Marking four decades of fund-raising

Forty years on - the four original members of the fund-raising committee are (clockwise from front),  Margaret Robertson, Maimie Jamieson, Gloria Mitchell and Annie Milne. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar).
Forty years on - the four original members of the fund-raising committee are (clockwise from front), Margaret Robertson, Maimie Jamieson, Gloria Mitchell and Annie Milne. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar).

A special concert is to be held later this year to mark 40 years of fund-raising for cancer relief in Kirriemuir.

As the arrangements are being finalised, four of the founder members of the original committee got together to look back over four decades in which hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for the cancer charity.

It was on Tuesday, February 14, 1972, that a meeting was held in Kirriemuir by the then Provost of the Burgh, Provost Fairlie, at which a committee was formed to raise funds for The National Society for Cancer Relief.

Since then there have been changes in the personnel and in the name of the Society but one thing has become a fixture in the social diaries of Kirriemuir - and that is the annual coffee morning which is always held in October.

This year, on October 16th, the Kirriemuir Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support will hold the 40th annual coffee morning in the Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Hall.

Of the group who met in February 1972, four ladies are still serving on the committee - Margaret Robertson, Maimie Jamieson, Gloria Mitchell and Annie Milne.

Over the years a great deal of money has been raised, thanks to the tremendous generosity of so many local people and for this the committee is most grateful.

The present committee includes chairman, Mrs M. Robertson; vice-chairman, Mrs M. Farquharson; secretary, Mrs M. Jamieson and treasurer, Mrs J. Jolly.

At the recent annual general meeting it was decided to hold a concert on the evening of October 15 in celebration of 40 years’ work.

Arrangements are still being made but the committee ask that you watch this space for further details!