Cash raised for Calum’s Cabin

.'Julie Welsh (centre), meeting Calum's parents: mum Caroline and dad Duncan Speirs.
.'Julie Welsh (centre), meeting Calum's parents: mum Caroline and dad Duncan Speirs.

Scotland’s Centre of Procurement Expertise for councils has handed over £3,795 that it raised in a raffle for Bute-based charity Calum’s Cabin.

Paisley-based Scotland Excel raised the cash in a raffle at its recent Supplier Excellence Awards, which were held in Glasgow and hosted by Deacon Blue’s Dougie Vipond.

Calum’s mum, Caroline Speirs, who came into Scotland Excel’s office recently to receive the money, said: “I would like to thank Scotland Excel for selecting Calum’s Cabin as their chosen charity.

“It was an honour to attend the awards and speak about Calum’s Cabin. The funds raised on the evening were fantastic and I can’t thank everyone enough for their generous donations. The money will make a huge difference to so many families.”

Julie Welsh, director of Scotland Excel, added: “We are delighted with the total raised for this extremely worthwhile charity. The donations will go a long way in helping Calum’s Cabin to meet its ongoing running costs and to continue to provide much needed support to children who are battling cancer.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Brakes Scotland, Kibble Education and Care Centre, and the Radisson Blu, Glasgow, for the fantastic prizes they donated.”

Calum’s Cabin is a holiday retreat which enables children with cancer to spend time with their families, set up in memory of Calum Speirs who passed away aged 12 after battling a brain tumour.