Party at the Palace organisers have donated the remarkable sum of £1000 to Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Children’s Gala Day.
And, the generous sum is certain to help the children’s event go with a swing.
LinlithgowPlus, the town’s rewards service, which has been used by Party at the Palace to sell tickets for the forthcoming two-day music event in August handed over the cheque on Monday.
Derek Halden, Director of Loop Connections, the company which runs LinlithgowPlus, said: “When Party at the Palace set up their ticket sales they wanted the rewards to go to local events and music in the town.
“Two per cent of the revenue from ticket sales on LinlithgowPlus goes to local good causes, as organisers of the event want to ensure that everyone in the town benefits, not just those who attend the music spectacular.
Evelyn Kidd, chairwoman of the Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Children’s Gala Day said: “We are all absolutely delighted with this unexpected windfall. It came completely out of the blue.
“We will be putting the money towards paying for the bands of which we have eight - and they’re not cheap at £500 each!”
The annual gala day, now in it’s 79th year, takes place on Saturday, June 21. The procession starts at noon, while the official ceremonies at The Peel start around 1pm.
John Richardson, organiser of this year’s must-have ticket event said: “We were delighted to be able to make this donation to the gala committee alongside our partners at LinlithgowPlus.
‘‘Party at the Palace firmly believes it should support local good causes and is something we feel very strongly about - there’s no point in making promises if you can’t then put your money where your mouth is.
“We are very hopeful of making further donations to other good causes in the Burgh as ticket sales continue.”