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Sutherland Rotarians hear about work of children's hospice charity


By Ali Morrison


A COMMUNITY fundraiser was the guest speaker at East Sutherland Rotary Club’s last meeting.

Members were addressed by Nairn based Ruathy Donald, who works with Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

East Sutherland Rotary club president Peter Orrell with CHAS community fundraiser Ruathy Donald, who gave a recent address to club members.
East Sutherland Rotary club president Peter Orrell with CHAS community fundraiser Ruathy Donald, who gave a recent address to club members.

Formed in 1992, the charity offers the country’s only hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

The service is free of charge to every child, young person and their families in need.

CHAS operates Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch

Rotary club spokesman Alastair Risk said members were deeply touched to hear about the joy the charity was able to bring to children in often tragic circumstances.

“Ruathy gave an inspiring and often tear-jerking presentation that not only gave members a better understanding of the work undertaken by CHAS, but a determination to help if possible,” he said.

Mr Risk added: “Rotary have supported CHAS from the beginning and helped raise funds to build its facilities.

“Now, some 30 years on the charity provides an essential service that supports many families.”

For more information, visit chas.org.uk

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