Published: 12/03/2017 08:00 - Updated: 10/03/2017 15:52

Community show their heart with a fundraising party

Written byNicole Webber

Surprise duet: Kyla Young (10) and Finn MacKee (17) sing I Won’t Let You Go by James Morrison for Laura Young.
Surprise duet: Kyla Young (10) and Finn MacKee (17) sing I Won’t Let You Go by James Morrison for Laura Young.

A TARTAN Party in honour of a mother with a terminal illness, raised £5000 for the family.

Laura Young - a volunteer drama leader for the All-Stars group in Nairn, found out that she had lung cancer in November last year.

While she began chemotherapy her friends began a fundraising campaign to help the family make memories.

The party was thought up by Jennifer MacKee, a close friend of Mrs Young’s and on Saturday, March 4, over 250 people came along to the Nairn Community Centre.

Ms MacKee said: "It was a fabulous night but very moving. There was lots of laughs and really great music - no-one will forget it."

As well as performances from the All-Stars drama group there were bands like Carma, Something Blue and Toby Michaels.

The evening was finished off by singer Mork who played Caledonia and Loch Lomand.

Mum-of-four, Laura Young was blown away by the generosity of the local community and all the hard work that had gone into the show.

She said: "It was absolutely brilliant but it past far too quick.

"I am hoping to put the money raised aside for my children’s future and hopefully we will get a chance to get away somewhere soon.

"It was just great to see everyone together in the same room and I cannot thank Jenny enough for organising it all."

The event originally raised £4,797 but an anonymous donation rounded the money up to exactly £5000.

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