Bute Vintage Club presents charity rally cheques

Joe Johnstone and Robert McKirdy from Bute Vintage Club with Tommy McNamara from North Ayrshire Cancer Care at a cheque presentation in Rothesay.
Joe Johnstone and Robert McKirdy from Bute Vintage Club with Tommy McNamara from North Ayrshire Cancer Care at a cheque presentation in Rothesay.

The proceeds of Bute Vintage Club’s annual charity rally road run have been presented to two good causes with strong links to the island.

North Ayrshire Cancer Care and the Schiehallion ward at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow both received donations of £1,300 as a result of contributions from participants and members of the public at the event on July 12, which attracted almost a hundred vintage tractor drivers and many more spectators to the promenade in Rothesay.

NACC, whose representative Tommy McNamara visited Bute this week to be presented with a cheque by Robert McKirdy and Joe Johnstone from Bute Vintage Club, provides transport for Bute residents who have to travel to the mainland for cancer treatment.

The Schiehallion ward has provided care and treatment for numerous young people from the island over the years, most recently Jake Webster from Rothesay, who spent nine months as a patient at the hospital receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia and is now in remission after receiving a stem cell transplant in March.