Lighthouse Rock open day sucess

SOLO: People were encouraged to take part in anything that interested them.
SOLO: People were encouraged to take part in anything that interested them.

The Lighthouse Rock open day was held last Friday in the Dalrymple Hall, with more than 47 people with learning difficulties in attendance

People came from the Robertson Road Resource Centre, Willowbank Day Centre and Crossroads Care to enjoy the day.

The event was hosted by the Lighthouse Rock music group, a project of Fraserburgh’s People First which aims to bring opportunities to make music to people who might not otherwise have the chance to do so.

The groups had the chance to sample a rocking drum session run by Alan Strachan of Westpartk Productions, while a guitar workshop run by Barry Gault, adviser at People First, was a quieter opportunity for many to try out the instrument.

Stewart Whyte’s song workshop gave everyone who wanted an opportunity to sing in front of the audience their chance.

The Step-Up Dance Group gave up their time to go along and not only perform for the event on the day, but also lead a very lively dance workshop where people got a chance to learn some new moves to new tunes, as well as bop along to a couple of old favourites.

The day began with Master of Ceremonies for the day Stewart Whyte introducing ‘the Lighthouse Rock Crew’ who opened the show with what has become their signature numbers: ‘Lighthouse Rock’ and ‘Man of Charm’. They closed the show with the ‘Lighthouse Rock Medley’, including such time honoured favourites as ‘How Much Is That Doggie’ and ‘Daisy, Daisy’.

Everyone involved with Lighthouse Rock has expressed thanks to those who went along on the day and making it the success it undoubtedly was.

In addition to People First members and staff, Elly and Jennifer, they thanked the staff from the two day centres whose wholehearted enthusiasm helped to make the day go smoothly.

They also thanked Cafe Connect for their support in planning the day and for their tremendous catering, which was much appreciated by all . Lighthouse Rock co-ordinator Joe Gault was also praised.

Lighthouse Rock has made CDs and DVDs of their singing which are available from the People First Fraserburgh office at 30 High Street. There is no charge for these, but a

minimum donation of £3 or £5 would cover the costs of making each, respectively.

Lighthouse Rock is always looking for good quality musical instruments and equipment.

If you have something you would be able to donate, contact Stewart Whyte on (01346) 518104.