Rothesay Academy pupil releases charity single

Rothesay Academy pupil Beth Swan pictured with Sandra Brown from the Moira Anderson Foundation. Beth raised more than �600 for the charity through a series of busking sessions earlier this year, and has now released one of her own songs as a single in the hope of providing the Foundation with a further financial boost.
Rothesay Academy pupil Beth Swan pictured with Sandra Brown from the Moira Anderson Foundation. Beth raised more than �600 for the charity through a series of busking sessions earlier this year, and has now released one of her own songs as a single in the hope of providing the Foundation with a further financial boost.

A pupil at Rothesay Academy has released one of her own songs to raise money for a charity set up to help people affected by childhood sexual abuse.

Beth Swan’s single ‘Soar’ went on sale online through Bandcamp on Monday, with all proceeds going towards the work of the Moira Anderson Foundation.

Beth has already raised more than £600 for the charity through a series of busking sessions in Rothesay, in Glasgow and also in Cumbernauld, her family’s home town before they moved to Bute.

The Moira Anderson Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of Moira Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who disappeared from her home town of Coatbridge in 1957 and whose body has never been found.

It was founded by Sandra Brown, whose late father, Alexander Gartshore, was formally named by the Crown as Moira’s killer in January 2014, eight years after his death.

Beth said: “The foundation provides a much needed service and has clients from all over, however because they are a well used service, they are always in need of funds to keep this unique charity going, which is a lifeline to so many.”

Beth is also planning a cabaret night in Cumbernauld Town Hall, to take place on February 19, 2016, to raise more money for the charity’s work.