Dunfermline MSP commends fund-raising local businesswoman after CHAS visit

CAP&CHAS 004Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has congratulated the “outstanding” fund-raising efforts of a local businesswoman, after her recent charity fashion shows raised over £21,000 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

Laura Campbell, owner of La Vida Boutique in Cairneyhill, managed to sell over 600 tickets for her two shows at Keavil House Hotel in Crossford, exceeding her fund-raising target.

Speaking after a visit with Mrs Campbell and fellow fundraiser Garry Gibb to Rachel House hospice in Kinross, Mr Walker said:

“In raising over £21,000 and selling such an impressive number of tickets, Laura has achieved a truly outstanding feat in these difficult financial times. She is absolutely dedicated in her fund-raising efforts for CHAS, just as she has been with the other charities she has supported over the years, such as Help the Heroes.

“CHAS is a tremendous organisation, whose staff do an admirable job in caring for families at exceptionally difficult times for all concerned. I was pleased to be invited to Rachel House after attending a CHAS exhibition in the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Chief Executive Maria McGill and Sue Hogg, Director of Care at Rachel House.

“Rachel House is one of CHAS’s two hospices for children nearing the end of their lives. I was impressed by the wonderful facilities for children and their families. The visit  was both informative and emotional.

“Rachel House and other CHAS activities are financed solely through fund-raising, charitable donations and other contributions. Anyone wishing to donate directly to CHAS, or simply find out more about their magnificent work, should visit www.chas.org.uk.” 

Garry Gibb (left), Laura Campbell and Bill Walker outside Rachel House in Kinross

Garry Gibb (left), Laura Campbell and Bill Walker outside Rachel House in Kinross

 

CHAS Chief Executive Maria McGill with Bill Walker MSP in Scottish Parliament

CHAS Chief Executive Maria McGill with Bill Walker MSP in Scottish Parliament

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