Charity is a family affair

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A GOREBRIDGE family celebrated five significant birthdays in 2012 by raising money for charity.

The milestones, totalling 219 years, came to members of the extended Black family – Jack Bisset (18), Ashleigh Irvine (21), Linda Black (50), Alan Bisset (50) and Jimmy Combe (80).

The family got together on November 3 at Bonnyrigg Masonic Lodge to celebrate and raised £800 for Diabetes UK Scotland.

Family and friends were invited to donate to the charity at the event – which included a Scottish-themed buffet and music from Andrew Knight and his Ceilidh Band.

The idea for the big family get-together came last Christmas Eve from Irene Bisset (nee Black).