The Rotary Club of Stornoway are inviting all to join for the annual Gala Charity Night, raising funds for six local worthy causes.
Taking place at the Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway, on Saturday, May 13th, the event offers an excellent evening of 'Music Through the Decades', with the Stornoway Big Band and Faram providing live entertainment.
A delicious Finger Buffet will tempt appetites, and there will also be the chance to win something spectacular in the Rotary Club's 'Wheel of Fortune' and raffle.
"Last year we had great fun at the Gala Charity Night, and we're hoping for the same this time again," said Rotary Club President Gavin Woods.
"We're sure that everyone who joins us will have an excellent evening enjoying the entertainment, and we're delighted to be raising money for six very worthy local charities through the Gala night."
Island beneficiaries of Rotary's 2017 Gala Charity Night are Catch 23; Enable; The Leanne Fund; The Shed; Western Isles Women's Aid, and Who Cares Scotland.
Based on Bayhead, Stornoway, and part of Western Isles Mental Health Association, Catch 23 offers a user-led service providing an informal, relaxed and safe place for people to meet without fear of being judged by the stigma of mental health and the issues that surround it.
Relying totally on external funding and donations, Catch 23 provides a regular drop-in centre and activities for its users. You can find out more at: www.wiamh.org The Enable charity was founded in 1954 by parents of children and young adults with learning difficulties to ensure their loved ones have the same opportunities in life as everyone else.
The charity fights discrimination and inequality through campaigns, and offers locally a wide range of person centred services, engaging and enriching the lives of those with learning difficulties that it serves. And to learn more, visitwww.sharedcaresscotland.org.uk
The Leanne Fund was set up in memory of Point resident Leanne Mitchell, and helps young people with Cystic Fibrosis throughout the Highlands and Islands, and has expanded to aid those in the Grampian region also.
As well as funding treats and special occasions for CF sufferers, the Fund has most recently developed its 'Get Active' service, providing fitness equipment directly to people's homes to encourage those with Cystic Fibrosis to be fitter, healthier and more independent. You can find out more at: www.theleannefund.co.uk
Also set to receive funds raised that the Gala Charity Night is The Shed, a young and community centre based beside Martin's Memorial Church in Stornoway. The Shed provides not only a safe base for its users to enjoy, but a full range of services for old and young, with adult support services for those with drug or alcohol issues, as well as youth activities and toddler groups. Check out The Shed's website for further information at www.theshedproject.org.uk
Western Isles Women's Aid is a lifeline for those in need, providing specialist services on the islands to women, children and young people fleeing from domestic abuse.
As well as offering secure, safe refuge accommodation, the charity also provides information and support; and you can find out more about its work at www.wiasty.co.uk
And Who Cares? Scotland is a voluntary organisation working with care experienced young people and care leavers across the islands.
Giving young people a voice, the charity helps them speak out with their independent advocacy services, as well as offering strength and security with policy and training, and enabling young people to come together and find confidence in each other through group work. Visit www.whocaresscotland.org to find out more.
Tickets for The Rotary Club of Stornoway's Gala Charity Night are priced at £30 –which includes a £15 donation towards the charity funds, as well as a Welcome Drink on arrival and the Finger Buffet – and are available to buy from Events shop in North Beach, Stornoway.
The Gala Charity Night starts at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 13th, finishing at 11.30pm – and for further information, keep an eye on the Rotary Club's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StornowayRotary, or visit the Club website at www.stornowayrotary.org