Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 6 – Denmark 28/04/2004

In April 2004, The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal made a £1000 donation to the Danish Cancer Society which also looks after children suffering from the effects of Cancer.

On the day of the donation 9 foot soldiers arrived at the British embassy just before 5 to some odd looks by the locals. After verifying their identities to the woman on the gates (the Americans next door had marines on the front gate) they were sent into the back garden to congregate with the embassy staff and the children and Director from the Danish Cancer Society.

The Ambassador, Sir Nicholas Browne, started off by welcoming everyone and made a short speech. He then handed over to Dave Johnstone for a speech which he had only been told about at 2.00pm that afternoon! Shortly afterwards, they presented a cheque for 11,000 Danish Kroner to the Director of the society to fund their grieving groups. He also then made a short speech.

The kids who were in attendance were then given some Scotland flags and some Edinburgh Rock to spoil their teas with. All the kids there had lost a relative through cancer.

Everyone congregated back in the bar for an hour or so as the Embassy supplied a free bar and buffet for everyone to honour the occasion. The Embassy had also supplied match tickets for the kids and charity directors, so they left early to get their seats while the TASA party stayed and chatted to the Ambassador and other staff – and obviously have another couple of drinks!  Full Story Here…

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