Fundraiser is a tasty success

David Crooks Munch Brunch
David Crooks Munch Brunch

The family and friends of a young man whose life was cut short by a brain tumour have gathered together in his memory to raise cash for charity.

Popular bowler and choir member David Crooks, from Kirkintilloch, died in January 2009 at the age of just 26 after a seven month battle against the illness.

Since then his parents Dorothy and George have held an annual fundraising ‘Munch Brunch’ at St David’s Memorial Park Church.

This year’s was the eighth Munch Brunch which, along with various other events organised by friends, have raised over £40,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity David Philip Crooks Fund.

George said: “Dorothy, myself and the family would like to thank the Rev Bryce Calder and the Kirk Session of St David’s Memorial Park Church for making this worthwhile event happen by granting us permission to use the halls.

“A big thank you to Provost Una Walker on opening the event and her kind donation also thanks to councillors Rhondda Geekie and Stewart MacDonald for their support.

“Thanks also to all our sponsors: Calder’s Garden Centre, Peter’s Bakery, McGee’s Pies, Chase Inn, Merkland paper shop, David Clark Jewellery and Morag Lamont Cards.

“Thanks also to all who set up on the Friday evening, who helped in any way on the Saturday, or who served or gave donations. Without the support we get from David’s friends and the general public we could not have raised the magnificent net sum of £1500.

“Once again on behalf of us and the Brain Tumour Charity a big thankyou to everybody involved in the event.”