Charity radio station Celtic Music Radio 1530AM and Glasgow venue St Andrew’s in the Square, held two benefit concerts for the Clutha Helecopter Tragedy in January, raising £3,350.
On Monday 10 February, Ross Macfadyen, director and presenter from Celtic Music Radio 1530AM presented cheques to two of the Benevolent funds chosen to gain from the concerts.
Paul Connolly is vice-chair of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust, which was established in 1923 and is the oldest Fire & Rescue charity in the UK. The charity provides individual grants to widows for hardship and bereavement. It also provides a respite centre for members to recuperate after spells of ill health and stress.
More details on the charity can be found on their website: http://sfr-familysupport.org.uk/
Graham Ednie is Chairperson of the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund, the official charity of the Police Service of Scotland and aims to deliver high quality Benevolent & Welfare services to improve the quality of life of its membership who are in conditions of need.
Among the support the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund provides is through the Police Treatment Centre in Auchterarder. As well as general health support, the centre also assists officers in dealing with stress and well being.
More details at: http://www.spbf.org.uk/
Other benefactors of the Celtic Music Radio 1530AM / St Andrew’s in the Square concerts are the Scottish Ambulance Service Benevolent fund and the City of Glasgow Clutha Appeal.
Ross said: “Celtic Music Radio 1530AM is proud to support our emergency services and praises then for the difficult work they do on the public’s behalf. In particular, the harrowing work they undertook on the night of Friday 29th November in assisting the patrons and musicians in the Clutha Vaults.”