Angus Minstrels have delivered their latest five-figure charity boost from the fantastic support for the 2015 show at Arbroath’s Webster Theatre.
The group donated £10,500 to local charities, taking the organisation’s generosity over the past 55 years through the £600,000 barrier and helping over 100 deserving causes along the way.
At the group’s annual general meeting in Arbroath’s Methodist Church Hall, chairman Ian Cargill also announced that the committee had received a letter from Edwina Barraclough intimating her retirement from the Minstrels.
Edwina’s Minstrels involvement stretches back a remarkable 51 years, firstly as a dancer and then
as producer and choreographer for the hugely popular annual show.
Garry Mitchell gave a fitting tribute to Edwina on behalf of the committee for the dedication and commitment she has given to the Minstrels over the years.
Cheques were presented to: CHAS (£7,000), RNLI Arbroath Branch, St Margaret’s Hospice and Riding for the Disabled (£1,000 each), Parkinson’s UK Dundee and Angus Branch (£500).
The CHAS representative announced that in nearly 20 years, the Minstrels have donated £236,000 to Rachel House in Kinross.
This year’s show, the 56th, will run from Saturday November 5 until Saturday November 12, including Sunday November 6.
Ticket prices are £12, with a concession of £8 on November 5 only for those aged 16 and under. Block bookings are now being taken by Miss Joan Mitchell, 10 Seaton Road, Arbroath.
Public booking will open on Tuesday August 30 at the Webster Memorial Theatre box office.
Committee elected for 2016/2017: Director — Joan Mitchell, treasurer — Garry Mitchell. Committee — Ian Cargill, Eileen Craig, Evelyn Fordyce, James Hutcheson, Shona Kemp, Jim Ramsay, Robert Seaton.
Anyone wishing to join the company either on stage or behind the scenes should contact James Hutcheson on 07932694364 or e mail email@example.com.