Wednesday December 4th 2019
Some of the group handing over the cheque, from left to right: Karen Hilton, Christine Aitken, Michelle Bowen, Arlene Bryen and Carol Robinson
Written by Midlothian View Editor, Phil Bowen
A group of Midlothian women have this week handed over a cheque for £18,327 to the charity Make Seconds Count following their fund raising efforts.
The group organised a charity ball for 150 women at the Melville Castle in November. Ticket sales, a raffle and a charity auction raised £12,000 on the night.
But as well as organising the ball the group recorded a music video that has now gone viral. Based on the Proclaimers hit “I’m on my way” it featured various locations in Dalkeith and included the group, their friends and dancers from Midlothian’s KIC Dance group.
The video “Sunshine on Dalkeith” has passed 80,000 views and the donations as a result have pushed the group’s fund raising efforts over the £18,000 mark.
Karen Hilton, who has secondary breast cancer, told Midlothian View:
“I just can’t believe the reaction the video has gotten. We had great fun making it but the generosity of everyone subsequently is something else.”
Karen’s mum and dad make a “Still Game” star turn towards the end of the video.
Make Seconds Count is dedicated to making women and men living with Secondary Breast Cancer count. They fund medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients.
Here is the video below and if you would like to donate then you can by clicking this link justgiving.com/Make2ndscount