Valley Players' good show for Erskine's Edinburgh home

posted 10 Aug 2009, 04:56 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
Amateur dramatic group, the Pentland Valley Players, put the song and dance into fundraising to raise money for the Erskine Edinburgh Home.

Their latest showstopper called ‘The Worst Day of My Life’ by Alan Richardson raised an impressive £1,200 throughout its three-night run at the Gibson Craig Halls, Currie, in June.

Since 2002 the group has raised over £10,000 for charities including Sick Kids, CHAS, Alzheimer's Scotland, Simpsons Neonatal Unit, Marie Curie Hospice and The Scottish Burned Children's Club. This year they choose the Erskine Edinburgh Home in Gilmerton, which is due to open its new expansion this month, as their chosen charity.

Sandra Cranford of the Pentland Valley Players said: “The Pentland Valley Players always try to support a local charity and this time around, we've chosen the Erskine Edinburgh Home, close to our hearts for a number of reasons.  It was the most popular choice we have had and we have supported a number of charities over the years and raised in excess of £10,000. After this show we have reached nearly £12,000 for charities. We always like to support something locally and we are delighted it was Erskine.”

John Fyfe, Edinburgh fundraiser, added: “It was marvellous to see the amount of effort put in by an amateur group to raise such an amazing amount over such a short period of time. Donations such as this allow Erskine and its five care homes across Scotland to provide the highest standard of care to our veterans. The £1,200 raised will go a long way towards helping the Erskine Edinburgh Home give its ex-Service men and women the care they so richly deserve.”