Music to the ears of project


A LIVE music event at the Dean Tavern in Newtongrange has raised £800 in aid of the Mark Wright Project.

Organiser Keith McCullagh said: “It was an extremely successful evening and we were only too happy to support the Mark Wright Project and we are grateful for raffle donations on the night from local businesses The Dean Tavern, The Sun Inn, Memories of India, Itihaas and Zienna Beauty.”

Newtongrange Silver Band, Milestone and Dirty Vinyl Experience entertained an appreciative audience which gave generously on the night.

Local councillor and chairman of the Dean Tavern Trust, Wilma Chalmers, said: “As a result of the efforts and enthusiasm of organisers Keith McCullagh and Jaz Pryde and others, the event was an outstanding success for the Mark Wright Project and was also a very entertaining evening for the audience.”

Jaz added: “It was great to see so many local people turn out to the event as a fundraiser and to enjoy live music.

“It is proof that people are still keen to attend a social occasion with friends and at the same time support a worthy cause. I applaud those who helped us to raise these much needed funds for the project.”

Mark Wright’s parents, Bob and Jem Wright, accepted the cheque.