Monday, September 12, 2011

Rhona Martin helps promote charity bonspiel

What will you be doing on February 12 next year? Perhaps you might think of competing in a bonspiel at Braehead to help The Rotary Club of Glasgow raise funds for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. Early this year, the hospice announced plans to build a new facility in Glasgow, due for completion in 2016. In addition to enhancing existing services for adults, it will also encompass a specialist palliative care service for young people aged between 15-25.

The Rotary Club of Glasgow is celebrating its own centenary. Scottish curler Rhona Martin joined Rotarians today to launch their centenary bonspeil, in aid of the hospice. The thirty-two team event will be open to members of the public and is one of many activities being organised by the Rotary Club, the oldest in Scotland, to mark their 100 year anniversary.

Rhona said, “The Bonspeil will be a great event for curlers of all levels and I would strongly encourage people to get involved and support the Hospice.”

Speaking on behalf of the Rotary club, Brian Evans added, “Being the Glasgow Club we wanted a Glasgow charity to be the main beneficiary of our fundraising and the Hospice was the clear choice of our members for all the wonderful work that it does.”

Tickets are now on sale at £100 for a team of four. Please contact call 0141 429 5599 or email for further information.

Right, all you blogallies out there. Please get involved, and, if you cannot take part yourself, spread the word!

Above L-R: Jennifer Easson (The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice), Brian Evans (Rotary), Rhona Martin, Donald MacDougall (President of Rotary Club of Glasgow) and Ian Wylie (Rotary). Submitted photo.