Fife Festival of Music 28 January - 8 February 2019
Fundraising for the Festival: THANK YOU!
On Sunday 9th September, Graeme completed his 14th Great North Run, the half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields,
Back in February 2018, Fife Festival of Music Chairman Graeme Wilson announced his intention to use his 14th Great North Run half-marathon as a fundraiser for the Festival and he started seeking sponsorship from friends and music colleagues.
From the outset, there was great encouragement and there were many people willing to support him. An initial target of £1,000 was soon overtaken and Graeme is now delighted to announce the final total raised of £2,101 including Gift Aid.
Over 160 people have donated towards this magnificent title and as Graeme said: "I had the easy job; all of the people were the real stars digging in their pockets to offer support to the Festival's work." He is very grateful to them all and hopes that his thanks will reach all who supported him.
Most of the donors were known to Graeme: among the groups represented were the Festival itself, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Haydays in St Andrews, The Langtoun Singers, Scottish Association for Music Education, Bennochy Community Choir and Fife Council Instrumental Music Service.
The run itself was fun as always: a warm day made it a pleasant outing and the picture shows Graeme back at his base in recovered mode!
A special word of thanks to the donation website wonderful.org which, unlike most such sites, hands over 100% of the monies pledged on-line.