Dumfries staff raise more than £1500

The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir accompanied in recent years by Dumfries Town Band, give a Christmas Concert in the Crichton Memorial Church in Dumfries every year.

Over 250 guests packed into the church last Christmas to enjoy an evening of contemporary and traditional seasonal music and readings.

Although tickets for the concert are free, there is a retiring collection in support of local charities, which this year were: the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust (PPMBT) and Food Train.

Through the collection and funds raised by staff throughout the year £750.81 was raised for each charity. 

Dr Carol Hill, Head of School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of Dumfries Campus presented Dame Barbara Kelly of PPMBT and Susan Shillingford of Food Train with the cheques. 

Dr Hill said: “It is a privilege to be in a position to maintain what is now a  traditional event on the University’s Dumfries campus and through that, and my colleagues other fundraising activities, to support two very different but equally valued local charities that make tremendous contributions to the people, the life and the culture of the region.” 

First published: 14 March 2016

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