CD fundraiser nets over two thousand pounds

Iline Murray presents a cheque for �2230 to Catch 23 staff, volunteers and members.
Iline Murray presents a cheque for �2230 to Catch 23 staff, volunteers and members.
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Iline Murray of Stornoway business ‘Body & Sole’ and her family have raised much needed funding for the Western Isles Association for Mental Health (WIAMH) through sales of the ‘Escape’ CD, which includes songs from a variety of exceptional local artists, all of whom donated their time and their songs for free.

A sell out gig at the Woodlands Centre took place earlier in the year to launch the CD and since then sales have been going very well.

Del Gunn, manager for WIAMH which runs the Catch 23 drop-in Centre in Stornoway said: “The proceeds will be used to benefit the increasing numbers now attending the Centre. At a time when the cost of running the project is continually rising.

“It is fantastic when something like this happens to us. In 2011 we predict that the Centre will experience in excess of 5,400 drop-ins and this donation will prove to be invaluable.”

Special thanks goes to Keith Morrison at Wee Studio who donated his expertise free of charge, Bryan France for the graphic design, Iline’s sister Anne Marie for the CD artwork and of course all the artists.

Due to the success and goodwill created by the event, Iline says she is seriously considering organising something similar on a bi-annual basis.

Copies of the CD are still available for £10 and can be purchased at ‘Body & Sole’ and also from the Catch 23.