As many people know Roddy Shanks has a Horticultural background. Over the past 3 years Roddy & Kathe have opened up their home & garden to raise money for charitable causes, this year they have chosen Eye Camps and on the 8th of August 2015 they invited fellow Rotarians and friends to come along to their open day.
A lot of hard work by Roddy & Kath had been put in place to present this show of Goodies that had to be eaten by those who attended the gathering and who also would have to be prepared to dip into their pockets for the Eye Camps.
During the afternoon a raffle & competition had been put in place as away to raise money. Prizes had been donated, the sum raised was in the region of of £500 and hopfully when all is counted we will be in excess of that.
Kath & Roddy
Ron James & Russell Gill and others look on as Roddy explains the procedures for the day
Enid King and Myra Anderson wisely sitting inside after there had been a change in the weather from Sunshine to very high winds. at the back of the picture we have our wise Rotarian Dr. Henry Doig sitting in comfort
Past President Ian Wiseman advising President Elect Bruce Gunn as to what to expect when he takes office in 2016
Picture above shows 3 long serving Rotarians L to R Dr Henry Doig, Edwin Robertson, Alan Jenkinson
On the left we have a picture of Rotarian wifes and friends enjoying a refreshment and a good old "Scottish Blether"
Picture on left is showing Henry & Mary Doig dipping into the coffers to purchase some Raffle tickets
Gents, ( and Ladies ),
Kath and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting the garden party last Saturday. The weather was fairly kind which meant we were able to sit out for some of time. The conversation was flowing as was the food and drink. We have raised just short of £500.00 to date which is fantastic. There are some squares left for the Treasure Hunt, which I will take along on Friday to complete, when all squares have been chosen, the winners will be announced. As we talked about on Saturday, the Board will be asked to consider the money raised being sent the the Rotary supported charity, Eye Camps.
Well done everyone and thank you again.
PS total raised £560.00
Click here to see previous garden party information