ScottishPower concert raises ?513 for Erskine Hospital
As if the rave reviews for the August 11th “Energy” concert by the ScottishPower Pipe Band at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall weren’t enough, those attending the event raised more than £500 for Erskine Hospital, a charity that assists military veterans across Scotland.
The audience of more than 1,800 came out for the prestigious concert, put on each year by the Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye Pipe Band, featuring one of the world’s top bands just before the World Pipe Band Championships. ScottishPower two days later for the first time cracked the top three at the World’s, finishing third overall.
At the concert the band cited the work of Erskine Hospital and dedicated a selection of retreat marches to the cause, each tune with a strong link to the military.
Erskine Hospital needs more than £140,000 every week to operate support veterans in Scotland. Volunteers from the charity collect a total of £513 at the concert.
“As an ex-serviceman myself, it was a privilege to support this very worthwhile cause and we would like to extend our gratitude to all who gave so generously in what is undoubtedly lean times for many,” said Dougie Orr, who promotes the concert on behalf of Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye.