Charity to benefit from A Touch of Tartan

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A full year of fundraising for the Friends of the Cancer Centre will wrap up with a final push on Friday (November 6) when the pipe bands community introduces ‘A Touch of Tartan’ to Antrim’s Greystone Primary School.

The school will play host to a concert organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s Northern Ireland Branch in aid of a charity close to its President, Winston Pinkerton’s heart.

Winston, himself a cancer patient, nominated Friends of the Cancer Centre as his president’s charity for 2015.

“I chose Friends of the Cancer Centre as this year’s charity,” he said, “because as well as having been treated for cancer myself, I am quite sure that most members of each pipe band in Northern Ireland know of someone affected by cancer who has also been treated at the cancer centre.”

Billed as promising a great evening of entertainment, the charity concert will feature Ravara Pipe Band, Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Bands, Ian Burrows and Kenny Qua (on Scottish small-pipes, guitar and whistles) and the Michelle Johnston School of Highland Dancers.

Tickets (£10) are available online at or from the Branch Office, 02892670445, email All proceeds will go to Friends of the Cancer Centre.