Young singers anchor £740 for cancer charity

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A group of young adults who staged a concert for charity last month have raised hundreds of pounds for Friends of Anchor.

The Augmented, a musical group made up of seven local singers, put on a concert at Aberdeen’s Holburn West Church on August 18 and raised a successful £740 for the cancer charity.

The concert was named “The Augmented - The Secret Ingredient” after Portlethen woman Dot Tadman who fund-raised tirelessly for Friends of Anchor up until her death earlier this year.

Mrs Tadman, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago, published a celebrity cookbook called “The Secret Ingredient” alongside many other fund-raising ventures, and raised an impressive £22,000 for Friends of Anchor.

When Mrs Tadman lost her battle at the end of April, her body was donated to medical science. As there was no funeral, The Augmented wanted to put on a concert both to continue the great fund-raising she carried out and as a memorial for the Portlethen mother.

The Augmented described their concert as: “Absolutely amazing both for us and - at least according to the people we spoke to - the audience as well.

“Thanks so much for everyone who came along to support us and helped us raise a grand total of £740.”

After the concert, a member of the audience Linzi Hughes said: “Had a great evening tonight, The Augmented were amazing, very talented young artists who did an amazing concert. Would love to see them in action again and hopefully they raised a bit for Friends of Anchor too!”

Another lady in the audience, Alison Hamel, said: “Fantastic concert last night, they are all so talented. Well done all of you!”

Co-ordinator of the group, Kate Ward, said afterwards: “So so tired but so so proud” and described the group as “beyond amazing”.