Applauding those who support charities

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Sir, - I would like to thank all those who attended the charity 70s and 80s disco in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care on Saturday, July 23, in the British Legion Duns, where the sum of £100 was raised for the charity. Also I would like to thank all those who donated raffle prizes – they were very much appreciated.

Where the attendance was disappointing, a good night was had by all those who did turn up. But unfortunately I do feel that the low numbers of people who supported this event highlights the fact that people either people don’t care or don’t have any spare cash in these difficult times, perhaps it is a bit of both.

I applaud anyone who supports any charity; I myself support Macmillan and their fundraising by attending quizzes and such like, but unfortunately the people who support them are rarely seen at other events.

This is the second charity event I have arranged recently which has not been well supported; the other being a quiz in aid of Help for Heroes during the British Legion’s 90th anniversary celebrations. I am very much aware that times are hard, but perhaps people who support charities could spread themselves around a bit and people who don’t support charities might think about doing so, as many charities are struggling to survive.

Please remember that any charity function, which is held in the British Legion supports not only your chosen charity, but also helps the British Legion to continue their charity work in the community and in supporting our Armed Forces.

SCOTT BLACKLEY.