Kind-hearted Bute backs Nepal appeal

The Rotary Club of Rothesay held their bottle stall in Guildford Square ahead of the much-loved brolly parade, raising funds for the Nepal earthquake appeal.
The Rotary Club of Rothesay held their bottle stall in Guildford Square ahead of the much-loved brolly parade, raising funds for the Nepal earthquake appeal.

Bute’s residents and visitors have donated more than £1,900 in the space of just one week to the appeal to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Father Michael Hutson, of St Andrew’s Church in Rothesay, contacted The Buteman this week to say that the parish had raised £1,000 for the SCIAF charity’s Nepal Earthquake Fund in the course of a single weekend.

And Dan Edgar from the Rotary Club in Rothesay told us the club’s annual ‘jazz festival bottle stall’, held in Guildford Square on Saturday morning before the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival’s brolly parade through the town centre, had raised a further £909 for the cause.

Mr Edgar said: “The Rotary Club members really appreciate the exceptional generosity of both locals and visitors for supporting this very worthwhile cause.”

To donate online to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Nepal appeal, click here.