Pipers Rally Round for Baby Jack Hospital Fundraiser

Saturday 17th November some of the world’s leading solo pipers and a quartet from Scottish Power Pipe Band take to the stage in aid of the Wishaw General Hospital Neonatal unit in Lanarkshire.

The line up at the National Piping Centre includes: Gordon Bruce (double Silver Medallist), William Geddes (Dunvegan Medallist, 3x runner-up Gold Medal, Silver Medallist), Finlay Johnston (double Gold Medallist and Clasp winner) Darach Urquhart (2018 Silver Medallist) and a quartet from Scottish Power the 2018 British Pipe Band Champions.

They will be supported by pupils from North Lanarkshire Schools teaching programme Luke Shearer, Hazel Whyte and Cameron May.

The pipers have come together to raise funds for the unit after they did so much for P/M Ross Cowan’s son Jack who was born prematurely.

A born fighter….baby Jack in Wishaw Neonatal

This event is a welcome winter warmer for piping enthusiasts whilst raising money for a good cause. A raffle has been generously supported by the following businesses with more to be added on the night: the National Piping Centre, McCallum Bagpipes, the Kilt Centre, G1 Reeds, Elixir Piping and Drumming, Christopher Armstrong, Pipe Dreams and Piping Press.

Baby Jack and his sister Charlotte

P/M Cowan of North Lanarkshire Schools, the organiser, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to the National Piping Centre and the performers, for making this evening possible.

‘I would also like to thank the kind businesses that have made it a first class raffle that will enhance the charity donation further.

‘This is truly a great cause close to our hearts. The Neonatal Unit helped our son Jack when he was very ill and we cannot thank them enough.’

There will be a licensed bar open throughout the night with cabaret seating providing a relaxed environment and an opportunity to socialise after the playing and raffle.

Tickets are priced £6 and available from


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