Kirriemuir Rainbows hold Monster March

Kirriemuir Rainbows.

Kirriemuir Rainbows.

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The Second Kirriemuir Rainbows held their Monster March for TCCL Lodge on Wednesday night during their session at the Guide Hall.

They had made some fantastic Monster models to show each other and all paid £1 towards the charity to join in.

Kirsty Thomson of Along Came Kirsty CIC, who is working with the charity on this fund-raising campaign, was on hand to answer all the children’s questions about the charity and the lodge which has been provided for children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families.

Local children’s charity Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (TCCL) is hoping lots more schools and local groups across Tayside, Angus, Fife and Perthshire will join in and pledge their support for a fund-raising Monster March.

This event is being organised in collaboration with Along Came Kirsty CIC and invites schools, nurseries and youth groups such as Rainbows, Brownies and Cubs to register to hold their own Monster March.

This involves the children bringing in their own homemade monster crafts such as a mask, or some TCCL monster tickling gloves, on a selected day in March and parading their creations, paying £1 each to take part.

The charity hopes that children and parents will ask their local school, nursery or group to get involved in this fund-raiser.

As an incentive to register, the overall winning Monster from each group will be put forward to a regional competition, where the child can win £250 for educational materials for their school, nursery or group, and a prize for themselves.

Event Organiser Kirsty Thomson Managing Director - Along Came Kirsty CIC, said: “We’ve been working with the fundraisers from TCCL for the last few months.

“This event will help to raise vital funds to assist with the ongoing running of TCCL Lodge – a newly acquired house in St Andrews which will be turned into a holiday home for children with cancer and their families.”

TCCL Lodge became a charity in 2011, with the vision of building a holiday home in the north east of Scotland for families affected by childhood cancer or leukaemia.

TCCL Lodge aims to be a home from home, a place where families can go to make memories together, a place where children can be children and a place where laughter fills the rooms.

Since the idea was born, a group of hardworking volunteers across Tayside, Fife and Angus has been working tirelessly to raise the necessary funds for the project.

TCCL Lodge has already raised over £350,000 and the group hopes that Monster March will them towards the goal of £500,000.

More information about this event, including registration, is available online at http://www.tccl-lodge.org.uk/donate-to-tccl-lodge/monster-march