THE Macrobert Arts Centre hosted the sixth ‘For The Love of Eilidh’ charity concert on Saturday, January 18 to raise funds for the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund.
The charity was set up in memory of Eilidh Brown, who sadly passed away at the age of 15 after battling germ cell cancer, in order to fund her dream of building a holiday home to offer respite to other young people directly affected by cancer.
The charity’s Facebook page states: “Our hope is to raise sufficient funds to build and maintain a purpose-built property with the highest standard of facilities possible, for families who need a break in comfortable and safe surroundings, within easy reach of Stirling (a central location with many activities, tourist attractions and beautiful countryside) where they can spend quality time together.”
Eilidh was described as someone who “showed tremendous bravery and wisdom throughout her ordeal and inspired everyone who came into contact with her. Eilidh was the most extraordinary, loving, sweet, faithful and brave young girl, who always thought of others before herself.”
Eilidh was posthumously awarded the Cancer Research UK ‘Little Star’ award almost 5 months after her passing, after being nominated by her best friend.
The concert hosted The Fratellis, a rockband most well known for their 2006 anthem ‘Chelsea Dagger’; Stevie McCrorie, of The Voice UK 2015 fame; Paul Riley, who played Winston in Still Game, and many more big names and performances.
There was a raffle and an auction after the concert to raise more funds for the charity, with prizes donated Tickets for the £30 concert were entirely sold out.
Proceeds from the concert will go towards the £550,000 funding target for the completion of the respite home.
Featured image credit: eilidhbrown.co.uk
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