Concert planned for Broch’s Olivia

FUNDRAISER: Target 5 will perform at the event.
FUNDRAISER: Target 5 will perform at the event.

FRASERBURGH Leisure Centre will host a concert on Saturday, June 30, for the Olivia Downie Fund from 8.30pm ‘til 1am, it has been revealed.

Target 5 will play live music on the night, as will Councillor Brian Topping’s Top Top Disco. Raffles are also planned to be drawn in the evening to raise further funds for Broch youngster Olivia Downie.

Olivia Downie had travelled to Mexico to receive photodynamic therapy, but, upon arriving at the Hope 4 Cancer Institute, had fallen into a critical condition.

At the time, the charity Families Against Neuroblastoma had said that the youngster needed to be brought home, urging donations to help bring the seven-year-old home.

Ewan Masson, lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Target 5, told the Fraserburgh Herald: “The band thought it would be a good idea to put on a gig to try and raise funds for Olivia after hearing about her situation.

“After talking to Olivia’s uncle Kevin Downie, and with his help, we decided to go ahead and try to put something together quickly.

“The Leisure Centre have been very helpful and managed to change staff rotas to accommodate the event and made up posters to help promote it. We created a Facebook event and the public have quickly got behind it.

“Brian Topping contacted me offering to do the disco and Michael Forman has offered to do the PA for the band.

“Avril and Michael from Motor Parts are taking in raffles from anyone wishing to donate something. Raffles can also be handed in on the night,” he added.

Whilst this is not a ticket event, donations at the door will be very welcome, Mr Masson told the Fraserburgh Herald.

All funds raised will go to the Olivia Downie Fund. There is no age restriction for the event.

Charity Families Against Neuroblastoma are accepting donations via their Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fanfundraising.