Shindig proceeds to boost local CF fund

Moira Nicoll (left) of Lippen Care and Shindig for 8 and Drew Wilson of the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund and Shindig for 8 presenting the cheque to CF nurse specialist Gail Milne.
Moira Nicoll (left) of Lippen Care and Shindig for 8 and Drew Wilson of the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund and Shindig for 8 presenting the cheque to CF nurse specialist Gail Milne.

A fund-raising shindig held in the Strathmore Hall at Forfar Mart is continuing to help local good causes.

The latest recipient of a £2,000 cheque is the CF Fund in Tayside.

Almost 500 people enjoyed the Shindig for eight which raised over £20,000 for Cystic Fibrosis (Tayside), Diabetes UK Scotland, The Jockey Jan Memorial Fund, RNLI, Lippen Care, Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, Ninewells Paediatric Gastroenterology Fund and Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia.

The latest donation by Moira Nicoll of Lippen Care and Drew Wilson of the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund on behalf of the Shindig for 8 charity dance was a cheque for £2,000 to the Tayside CF Fund, which support young cystic fibrosis sufferers who attend Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and the ambulatory care ward at Perth Royal Infirmary.

The donation was made to CF nurse specialist Gail Milne who explained cystic fibrosis is an inherited diseased which affects the vital organs in the body, especially the lungs and the digestive system.

It is the U.K.’s most common, life-threatening inherited disease, affecting between 7,000 and 8,000 babies, children and young adults in the U.K.

She explained that on the CF Fund in Tayside’s wish list was an I-pad which would help children and young adults in isolation in the side rooms on the ward to be able to communicate with their friends on the outside and to help with their education whilst they are in hospital.

She added: “Your donation will ensure that we can buy one (or more) of these and any apps required for it, as well as some trampolines for the families who do not already have one.”

She added trampolines encouraged exercise which was an excellent aid for good airway clearance which is so important with cystic fibrosis.

Ward 29 at Ninewells has received a total of £6,000 with £2,000 donations also going to TCCL and the Ninewells Paediatric Gastroenterology Fund.