Big thanks from Zoe for fund-raising help

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An Arbroath teenager off to South Africa to do humanitarian has expressed her thanks to the community which helped her get there.

Last week Zoe Hutcheson left with the Project Trust to help underprivileged children in the African state but took time out from her packing and buying of last minute essentials to pop into the Arbroath Herald.

Zoe had been set a fund-raising target of £5,600 to make her trip possible and smashed this, raising an additional £1,000.

She said: “I’d like to take this chance to publicly thank all those who donated and helped me in any way.

“A big thanks to Wood Family trust, Arbroath Rotary Club, Arbroath Round Table, Arbroath Improvement trust, The Allan and Nesta Ferguson trust, Churchill University Scholarship trust, The Alchemy Foundation, Lodge of St Thomas of Aberbrothock No. 40.

“A big thanks to The Cliffburn Hotel for allowing me to use the hall for majority of my events. Another thanks to the Cliffburn Hotel and also the Portcullis Bar for allowing me to have donation tins for the public.

“A massive thank you to those who have attended the events, sponsored any events, taken part in events or sponsorships.

“And finally a huge thanks to my friends and family, especially my Mum, for always supporting me.”

Zoe also wished to thank Sheena Christie for donating two paintings which were won by Graham McKenzie and Heather Reid, of Old Arbroath and the Bell Rock respectively.