On song for Relay for Life

Thrums Vets have made a CD and are raising money through Rely for Life  for Cancer Research. Pictured are from left, back - Sharon Burrows, Fiona Angus and Colin Barr: front - Sylvia McCurdy and Ashley Wilkie.
Thrums Vets have made a CD and are raising money through Rely for Life for Cancer Research. Pictured are from left, back - Sharon Burrows, Fiona Angus and Colin Barr: front - Sylvia McCurdy and Ashley Wilkie.

STAFF at the Thrums Veterinary Group have come up with a novel idea to ensure they have a spring in their step for this year’s Kirriemuir Relay for Life.

They have chosen two iconic, up-beat and uplifting tracks which will keep them going on the weekend of August 10 and 11 - and they are hoping their clients will get behind them and support their efforts by purchasing copies of their first CD.

The vets and nurses swapped the operating theatre and treatment rooms for the recording studio to cut their first CD which is now for sale in the practices in Forfar, Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie.

Head veterinary nurse Ashley Wilkie explained: “As part of our fund-raising, we thought it would be good fun to make our own CD.

“My husband, Liam Wilkie, is part of Kirriemuir band Sonnet 65 so with their expertise and with the sponsored use of all music equipment at DD8 music, we have recorded and are now proud to release our very unique efforts!

“The CD features two songs - ‘Loch Lomond’ (Runrig) and ‘500 miles’ (Proclaimers). All the singers were staff members and none of us have ever done any singing before, let alone any recording. The backing music was provided by the band and the bagpipes featured were Colin Barr, a partner at Thrums.

“All proceeds of course go to Cancer Research UK - a charity that has touched many of our hearts.”

On Friday Ashley was delighted to report the first copies of the CD were already selling well in the three practices. The suggested donation is £3 for a copy of the CD with all proceeds going to Cancer Research U.K.