It was all about precision and coordination for Dionne and Robyn at ‘Shannan Day’ on Saturday as they took part in a darts and dance marathon in honour of their best friend.
The girls challenged themselves to four hours of darts followed by four hours of dancing to raise as much money as they could for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a charity supported by their best friend Shannan Stringer, who sadly passed away last year.
“Shannan wanted to do something for the Guide Dogs but sadly never got the chance,” said Marie Coutts, Dionne’s mother.
There was no more words of encouragement from the adults during the marathon. The girls had challenged those in the pub, including Shannan’s family, to a four hour sponsored silence. Marie said: “We are very proud of the girls, they just got on with it!”
The girls also undertook a bag pack in Morrisons in October in which they raised £645.
£250 of this money was donated to Fairy Box, a charity which supports ill children and their families while they are in hospital. Kate Miller, mum of Arbroath tot, Cally Simpson, who is recovering in hospital following an accident in Spain earlier this year, accepted the money on behalf of the charity.
Rosie Butler, Fairy Box trustee, said: “We are thrilled to receive a donation of £250 for our Fairy Box at Ninewells Hospital. There is always an extra special magic in the fairy box when a donation like this comes from young people who want to help ill children in hospital.
“Well done Dionne and Robyn, they are stars.”