Jan 11 2012 by Kaiya Marjoribanks, Stirling Observer Wednesday
Grand Boys see out 2011 with £6000 for charities
BANNOCKBURN charity band The Grand Boys saw out 2011 by handing over £6000 to several charities and good causes.
At a fun day at their charity shop in Bannockburn, the band presented cheques to representatives of various worthy causes.
A large crowd gathered to see the presentations and enjoy the music and hospitality.
The two local primary schools – St Mary’s and Bannockburn – received £300 each and provided a joint carol singing set.
The other beneficiaries were: Downs Syndrome Scotland (£500); Strathcarron Hospice (£500); Metabolic Activities Fund, Yorkhill Hospital (£500); Schiehallion Ward, Yorkhill Hospital (£500); Cystic Fibrosis Ward, Yorkhill (£500); CHAS (£500); Breast Cancer Care Scotland (£500); Ward A31, Forth Valley Royal Hospital (£500); Forth Valley Disability Sports (£500); and MS Society Scotland (£500).
Five nursing homes in the area also received £100 each for Christmas party treats.
Grand Boys spokesperson John Griffin said: “It was a very successful day and the fundraising will continue in 2012.
“Although it was a tough year for everyone financially we still managed to buck the trend and donate a considerable amount to various charities and worthy causes.
“A big thanks goes to all the volunteers in the shop and to the people who continue to donate furniture and of course to all our customers who frequent the shop and make donations for the goods.
“Also thanks to The Grand Boys Band members who give their time and talents to help other people. A new 16 track CD, 'Keys to the Door', will be out soon to mark our achievement of reaching 21 years.”