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VIDEO: Bute Family Charitable Trust backs Calum’s Cabin

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Local charity Calum’s Cabin has received a donation of more than £3,300 from the Bute Family Charitable Trust.

The charity, which runs two holiday homes on Bute for families of children suffering from cancer, used the money to replace the flooring at Calum’s Cottage, at Eastlands Park on the outskirts of Rothesay.

“We’re ever so grateful,” Caroline Speirs from Calum’s Cabin told Sam Embury from the Trust during a visit to the Cottage on Friday.

“I can’t express how grateful we are for the funding we’ve got to buy our new flooring but also for your support in the past. Calum’s Cabin wouldn’t be here if it wasnt for Mount Stuart and the belief everybody had in Calum’s Cabin from the very beginning.”

The charity was set up after 12-year-old Calum Speirs died in 2007 after a year-long battle with a brain tumour, and its work is now overseen by Calum’s parents, Caroline and Duncan, and his twin sister Jenna.

“We feel very inspired by the work Caroline, Duncan and Jenna do,” Sam said, “and we’re very happy to support them.”

The flooring replacement work was carried out by Andrew and Pauline Horn from Rothesay firm Horncroft On The Floor.

 

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