May 11 2012 by Kaiya Marjoribanks, Stirling Observer Friday
TWO leading Stirling charities – The Scribbler’s Picnic and the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund – have joined forces to promote two music highlights which will be a must for music-lovers in June.
The Scribbler’s Picnic has invited the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund to be part of the charity festival at Stirling Rugby Club on Sunday June 17.
And the invitation has led to the creation of Eilidh’s Scribbler’s Tea Party at the event – with proceeds from the area going to the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund.
The vintage-styled area will include busking, cocktails served in teapots, cupcakes and kids crafts.
Organiser and daughter of Graham Whitelaw – the Observer’s “The Scribbler” – Katy Whitelaw said: “As a family we know how devastating it is to lose someone to cancer and how cheated you feel when that person had a life ahead of them. We are proud to be forging this partnership with the Brown family and hope they enjoy being part of the Scribbler’s Picnic day.”
Gordon Brown, Eilidh’s dad added: “We are delighted to announce that Scribblers Picnic and Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund will be working together for the very first time.
“The good people at Scribblers have kindly offered us our own space which we are very thankful for. We hope that everybody comes along on June 17 and help to make it a beautiful day for so many important and personal charities.”
The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund is raising funds to create a respite home for young cancer sufferers and their families near Thornhill.
Preceding the Scribbler’s Picnic music festival on Sunday June 17 will be the “For the Love of Eilidh” concert held at the Macrobert on Friday June 15.
Katy added: “We hope the Stirling community – and those from further afield will turn out for these very worthy and fun events.
“The Big Noise concert in Raploch will be held the following week making it a spectacular week of music and creative arts in Stirling – it really will be a hub of creativity and one which I know we are all delighted to be part of.”
The Scribbler’s Picnic is a family fun day to raise funds for five charities. There will be entertainment across eight stages including a new Covers Band’s Stage with the Underground Jam and Gallus Cooper lined up to play.
There will also be a Baby Disco hosted by neo-natal charity So Precious from noon until 3pm inside the main club house.
On the day there will also be a range of charity stalls and children’s shows, face painting and a, bouncy castle. Food stalls will include Loch Fyne Oyster stall and a barbecue.
The event starts at noon in the grounds of Stirling Rugby Club. Online early bird discounted tickets cost £8 adults/£4 under 16s and under 5s free at www.scribblerspicnic.co.uk if purchased before May 31. Following this a small number of tickets will be made available at Roadshow Music, The Craigs, Stirling and then tickets on the gate will cost £10 adults/£5 under 16s and under 5s free.
Car park charge will be £5 per vehicle. For details of free parking and Saturn Taxis’ free shuttle service visit www.scribblerspicnic.co.uk the week before the event.
All proceeds from the event go to five charities – Children’s Hospice Association, Maggie’s Centres, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support and Strathcarron Hospice.
Bands confirmed to play so far include: Two Stripe (Stirling); Pure Dead Brilliant (Glenrothes/Fife); Liberty Fallen (Stirling); Hooks and Crooks Denny/Stirling); Frank (Dunblane); Slackerville (Stirling); Double Trouble (Falkirk); Mike Wheelans; Tom Foolery; Jenne McLure Band; Butler and Wilson Gramaphone DJs; Trossachs Ceilidh Band; Heart of Scotland Choir; Jelly Roll Soul; Centre City Soul Club; Gallus Cooper (Alice Cooper tribute act); and The Underground Jam (The Jam tribute act).