Andante Raises Funds for Friends of Kelso Hospital

Andante Raises Funds for Friends of Kelso Hospital
Type of post: Choir news item
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Posted By: John Stone
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2022
Andante Chamber Choir – PRESS RELEASE
22nd June 2022

Andante Chamber Choir raises £630 for Kelso Hospital
When members of Leitholm-based Andante Chamber Choir recently heard that the Friends of Kelso Hospital were planning a major fundraising adventure this month, they knew it was a perfect opportunity for members to do something to help out. And they leapt at the chance.
The Friends of Kelso Hospital, along with members of the nursing staff, were embarking on a marathon fundraising trek along the famous 68 mile long Borders Abbey Way, a circular route linking the historic ruined abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. 
Kelso Hospital holds a special place in the affections of Andante choir members because one of the choir’s longest standing members, Borders-based actor and poet Mike Young, has been a patient in the hospital ever since suffering a severe stroke back in August 2021. 
Andante Chamber Choir Chairman, David Watt, said: “We all miss Mike so much and wish him as speedy a recovery as possible.  Mike’s wife, Pat, is also a member of Andante and has been keeping us closely in touch with the progress he is making.  It has been a long haul for them both.  We know how deeply they appreciate the fantastic care Mike has been receiving from the magnificent staff at the hospital.  This was an ideal way for choir members to say a big ‘thank you’ and to remind all NHS staff how valued they are for the amazing work they do right across the country. I understand that the sponsored walk has raised well over £2,000 which is terrific. And money is still coming in!”
ENDS
Attached photo:  During a choir practice on Tuesday 14th June, Jill Mooney, Chair of the Friends of Kelso Hospital, receives a cheque for £630 from Andante Chamber Choir Chairman, David Watt, watched by Pat Young (right) and two of the nursing staff from Kelso Hospital.
For further information, contact David Watt on: chairperson@andantechamberchoir.com