Dinner date for Malawi fund

Provost Robertson, left, and Councillor Logue in Malawi.
Provost Robertson, left, and Councillor Logue in Malawi.
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PLANS are progressing for the gala dinner to be held in Motherwell Concert Hall to boost the funds for the Provost’s Malawi Project.

North Lanarkshire Provost Jim Robertson has been pleased with the support shown for the project through table bookings, pledges for the raffle and donations for the silent auction.

The provost visited Malawi last year with his colleague Councillor Jim Logue, convener of leisure and learning, and was touched by the plight of people there.

He was impressed by their determination to help themselves to be self-sufficient and this was the inspiration to set up the Provost’s Malawi Project to raise money to set families on the way to a better life.

Provost Robertson explained: “It does not take a lot of money to help a family to receive medical assessment and treatment, access education for their children and create opportunities to earn income to make sure they have food, clothing and shelter.”

The provost is already giving help to two Malawi sisters by paying for their education.

There are still tables available for the dinner on Friday, May 30, and businesses and individuals are being urged to make a booking so that it will be a full house.

The cost of a table for 10 people is £500 which includes a bucket of beer and two bottles of wine to start the evening off. Arrangements will be made to accommodate individuals who wish to attend but do not wish to book a full table. There will also be entertainment and dancing.

Anyone who wishes to book a table and/or donate prizes or money is asked to contact Theresa Rafferty or Mary Buchanan on 01698 302660.

Provost Robertson said: “I will be grateful for support for this important fund-raising event.

“ Everyone can be assured that every penny raised will be used to help disabled people and their families in Malawi.”