Festive procession through Elgin ‘brought out best in people’

Musical parade through the streets of Elgin raised over £1700
Musical parade through the streets of Elgin raised over £1700 (Facebook)

THE REVIVAL OF a traditional musical procession through Elgin at the weekend resulted in over £1700 being raised for two local charities.

Led by Janice Gregor adults and children dressed up for a tour of the town on Friday and Saturday evenings, taking with them a truck decked out in Christmas cheer and blasting out Festive music.

Local branches of the ARCHIE Foundation and Clic Sargent charities will benefit to the tune of £1752 as a result – with a delighted Ms Gregor saying that topped their previous effort by around £300.

“On the surface this is about providing a fun event for children – but we are also doing it to give these charities financial support,” Ms Gregor said.

She added: “We are absolutely thrilled at how people in Elgin have embraced this charity event. On Friday night it was really blustery and we had to hold on to our hats – so we were incredibly lucky that so many people still came out to see us.

“It really brought the community together and brought out the best in people.”