Provost Jim gearing up for annual event

Provost Jim Robertson and Councillor Jim Logue in Malawi last year
Provost Jim Robertson and Councillor Jim Logue in Malawi last year

North Lanarkshire Provost Jim Robertson is asking local firms and businesses to help repeat the success of last year’s Malawi Appeal – when a major function raised £20,600.

He said: “Those not as fortunate as we are in this country struggle to find the means for even the basic right of every human being – a right to a good education.

“This right is entrapped with even higher obstacles if you are a disabled child living in a third world country.”

“Each year North Lanarkshire Council pledges to raise as much money as possible for the Provost’s Malawi Project.

“This project ensures these disadvantaged disabled children have the right to a healthy, safe, educated life.

“Each year a team of volunteers travel to Malawi to work in the worst remote villages helping children realise their potential.”

As part of the year long fundraising, the Provost’s Malawi Project hosts an annual ball, which takes place on Saturday, May 30, this year in Motherwell Concert Hall.

Provost Robertson said: “This event is one if my year highlights and has given me the inspiration to help and volunteer on this project.

“The ball itself is a fantastic night of food, entertainment and insight with superb speakers.”

Anyone can help make the event and possibly make it an even bigger success than last year’s by attending and booking a table, or seat, or sponsoring or donating a prize for the auction.

For more details contact Irene Petra on 01698 302247.