Highland Fling surpasses $37,000

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Final tally in for health-care fundraiser

The 32nd Highland Fling was a success with more than $37,000 raised.

The 32nd Highland Fling was a success with more than $37,000 raised.

AMHERST – The final tally is in for the 32nd Highland Fling and Vicki Daley could not be happier.

“Our goal was $35,000 and we raised $37,000,” Daley said Friday. “We’re thrilled with the result because it means we have raised enough to purchase the probe for the hospital.”

Several thousand people attended the Fling at the Amherst Curling Club last Saturday while several thousand dollars was raised at the Sing for the Fling event at the Susan Taylor Theatre and money was also raised by a Breakfast for the Fling at Breakfast and Brittney’s.

Scotiabank was also on board again with its matching funds program in which bank staff volunteer at community events and the bank matches what’s raised up to $5,000.

Daley said the number of people attending the Fling may have been down slightly from last spring, and while some of the booths were not as busy as other years, other booths were busier.

She was also thrilled with some of the new additions and added work is already beginning on the 33rd annual Fling next May.

The Fling has raised more than $500,000 for the Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary. All the proceeds go to purchase medical equipment for the hospital.

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Organizations: Amherst Curling Club, Susan Taylor Theatre, Scotiabank Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary

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