Fundraising cup runneth over

290113 The corbie inn Bras for BRAAS quiz night.
290113 The corbie inn Bras for BRAAS quiz night.

COLOURFUL bras were sported at the Corbie Inn, Bo’ness, on Tuesday evening to support girls in The Gambia.

The popular monthly quiz night was given over to a ‘BRAAS for bras’ fundraiser, with a brilliant £510 made.

Cash donations, a raffle, and malt whisky competition were matched by the Bo’ness Real Ale Appreciation Society (BRAAS) to generate the grand total.

S5 Academy pupil Emma Keay works part time at the Corbie Inn in the kitchen and serving meals.

She sets off tomorrow (Saturday) for a week with a party from the school to visit their link establishment in The Gambia.

The cash raised will be used to buy bras over there for young women. In African countries they are generally too expensive and not traditionally a part of their culture.

Corbie Inn landlady Gail Fairholm said: “It wasn’t just the staff, the other women were game for it too and hats off to them, they did well.

“The men on the other hand were wooses!”

Grateful to everyone for digging deep, not least BRAAS, she added: “It was a good effort from the Bo’ness townsfolk as usual.”

Academy depute headteacher Catriona Reid said the lack of bras was a common issue across Africa. Women did not have their own money, and it wasn’t seen as a priority.

Imported from other countries, they could be quite costly.

“It’s absolutely fantastic,” said Mrs Reid of the money made.