Foveran talk raises £400 for ERSKINE

Norman Fraser, Anne Wolrige-Gordon and Angus Hay
Norman Fraser, Anne Wolrige-Gordon and Angus Hay

An illustrated talk has raised £435 for charity.

The World War Two talk which was held in Foveran church hall, raised the funds for ERSKINE charity.

The talk on the 51st (Highland) Division and St Valery-en-Caux was led by Angus Hay.

Angus Hay is a former army officer and amateur historian and throughout his travels he has researched and written about many historical events relating to the British Army.

Nearly ninety people attended the sell out event.

Foveran Church Social Committee member, Christine Fordyce, said that the evening went very well and the audience found the talk very thought provoking.

Mrs Fordyce said: “The talk was very interesting.

“Angus used a power point and showed pictures and maps.

“Lots of people came from our own parish and outside the area, as far as Fraserburgh.

“One of the Foveran farmers is friends with Angus and asked him to come along.

“We didn’t expect to sell-out, it’s quite a small hall, we had to buy nearly eighty new chairs!”

The funds from the event will go to ERSKINE charity which supports ex service men and women and aims to provide dedicated care, compassion and understanding to their residents and their families.

They offer unrivalled rehabilitation, nursing and dementia care in homes throughout Scotland.

The next event will be a talk on the trip to Uganda and Kenya which will be in November.