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Falkirk’s number one fundraiser ready to roll

Bad weather cancelled the 2013 event but now organisers are hoping the sun will shine on Falkirk High Street today

Bad weather cancelled the 2013 event but now organisers are hoping the sun will shine on Falkirk High Street today

Organisers are hoping the weather will be kind today and not prevent Falkirk’s biggest annual charity event going ahead for the second year in a row.

Falkirk Delivers and Falkirk Rotary Club were left frustrated 12 months ago when a fundraiser in Falkirk High Street had to be cancelled at the last minute because of a gale warning.

Just 24 hours before the bad news from the Met Office, volunteers representing over 40 good-cause organisations had been ready to set up their stalls to turn the area into a bargain-buy treat for shoppers.

But their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an event which has raised tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes since 2003 were scuppered after winds gusting up to 35 miles an hour were predicted and forced the cancellation for safety reasons.

Now, fingers crossed, the big day will return as scheduled at 10 a.m. today and once again promises to be as big and colourful as ever.

Dozens of deserving groups, including Strathcarron Hospice, all the district’s hard-working Rotary clubs and Round Tables, Braveheart and Cancer Research UK will be involved.

Alastair Mitchell, boss of business support experts Falkirk Delivers, said: “To lose out last year was very disappointing and although the re-scheduled event that September was still well supported everyone involved is glad it is back to its traditional August date.”

 

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