Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) enjoyed a fun-filled evening at their successful Race Night in St Augustine’s parish, Coatbridge, Scotland.
Almost £600 was raised last Friday night as volunteers, supporters, local parishioners and those from other parishes as far as Dundee rolled up to pit their wits against each other, in what was a first-time event for AoS.
Andy McDonald (MBE), parish contact in Our Lady and St Ninian, Bannockburn, used his extensive expertise as he ran a variety of closely-fought races with his wife, Anne, and their loyal assistants Noel and Mary who made the journey down from Stirling to play their part in the success.
The main prize of the evening was a commemorative signed poster from former Celtic players, including Henrik Larsson and Lubomir Moravcik, which auctioned for over £200.
This was provided by Marianne Brady, parish contact at St Augustine’s, who also contributed a signed glove from local boxing world champion, Riki Burns.
Mrs Brady, a teacher at Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow, said, “Stella Maris is such a worthwhile charity. We’re just glad that St Augustine’s were able to help them in this way, especially as they approach their centenary in 2020.”
AoS would like to offer their sincere thanks to Kilgannon Motors, Bannockburn, for their generous £100 sponsorship.
Euan McArthur, AoS Scottish Development Officer, said, “It was great to see so many people having fun. We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped in any way, including Chris for allowing use of the hall facilities and refreshments on the night.”