Generous locals raise cash for causes

THOUSANDS of pounds are now available for good causes...thanks to the generosity of people in Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge.

Linlithgow Round Table spokesman Paul Murphy this week paid tribute to local folk who have helped amass around 6000.

The money was raised at the civic week fun day and from sales of the Tablers' annual Marches Magazine.

Paul said: "We're very grateful for the continued support we receive from people in Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge.

"The weather on the morning of the fun day didn't bode well but it stayed dry and, as ever, families rallied round to support us.

"It turned out to be a fantastic day. And our Marches magazine is always a great seller — we sell it round the doors and most folk are eager to buy a copy.

"Without this support, we wouldn't be able to raise so much money for local good causes so we'd like to thank everyone for their part in our fundraising success."

Distribute

Paul is also appealing for good causes to write to Linlithgow Round Table as members are now keen to distribute the money.

He said: "In the past year, we've distributed several thousand pounds to local causes, ranging from helping with a trip to Linlithgow's twin town Guyancourt to buying new paddles for Linlithgow Kayak Club.

"Some members are also doctors who hear of very personal causes worthy of support.

"Due to the sensitivity of these cases, they are not often publicised but people can rest assured that the money is used to help very deserving people.

"We now want to hear from individuals and groups in the town who want to be considered for a share of the money raised this summer."

Appeal should be in writing to Paul Murphy, 18 Deanburn Park, Linlithgow, EH49 6EZ. Each case will be judged on its merit.