Musicians band together in memory of Ross

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The family of an Arbroath man who took his own life in Glasgow has planned a fund-raising concert to support two charities close to their hearts.

A concert will be held in the Webster Memorial Theatre on April 18 in memory of
 Ross Ramsay and will raise money for the Scottish Association for Mental Health’s Community Support 
Network project and 
Art Moves.

Thirty-year-old Ross went missing while on a night out in Glasgow in February 2013 and his body was sadly found several weeks later in the River Clyde.

The talented musician had recently embarked on a promising career in the arts with a job at the National Theatre of Scotland.

His mother, Sandra Ramsay, hopes the concert will reflect his love of music and of helping people.

She explained: “I’m wanting it to be a happy occasion, although my son took his life through suicide, I want it to be a happy event and the main idea is to raise money for the two causes which are close to my heart.

“Ross was very much involved with disadvantaged children, Art Moves, that’s the kind of work that he 
loved to do.

“It would be mostly people that Ross knew and his family, including his father and his uncle, and friends that will be doing things.

“It’s people that were close to Ross, one of his friends was Michael Brandie the magician, when I approached him he said he would do anything for Ross. Ross’s brother 
Ryan is drummer in Made of Mannequins, they’ve just headlined at King Tut’s.

“I was overwhelmed. When this went out I was overwhelmed by offers of support, it was incredible.”

As well as hoping to raise the standard for SAMH and Art Moves the process of organising a concert has also helped Mrs Ramsay.

She explained: “I think the charity work has helped me cope with my loss as well. It’s given me a focus.”

Tickets are on sale now at the Webster Memorial Theatre box office on 01241 435800.