Fair good time with River City stars

River City Stars Colin McCredie and Jenny Ryan open Marie Curie summer fair. 11.6.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

River City Stars Colin McCredie and Jenny Ryan open Marie Curie summer fair. 11.6.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

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SCOTTISH soap stars opened the successful summer fair at the Marie Curie Hospice recently.

Actress Jenny Ryan, known for her role as Tina Hunter in the BBC’s ‘River City’ and the soap’s Nick Morrison, played by former ‘Taggart’ star Colin McCredie kicked off the celebrations.

Although the sun was shining at the start of the event, the rain did come.

However, it failed to put a dampener on the family occasion.

Around 200 people flocked to the event and enjoyed entertainment from Turnbull High School Jazz Band and a magician.

Other attractions included a range of stalls, tombola and raffle. Children enjoyed exploring a police car which was brought along for the day.

The fair raised a fantastic £3,000 for the hospice, which is in the grounds of Stobhill Hospital.

Care at the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow, is always free of charge to patients and their families, however, it depends on the generosity of local supporters and volunteers.

It costs £6,027 per day to run the hospice. All money raised locally is spent locally.