Taggart star to host ball for Aberdeen children’s charity

Alan McHugh
Alan McHugh

A popular Scottish television and theatre actor is set to host a charity ball in Aberdeen.

Glasgow-born Alan McHugh, whose acting credits include Taggart and Limmy’s Show, as well as a starring role at HMT’s annual panto, will compere the evening at The Chester Hotel on August 25 to support The ARCHIE Foundation.

It is the second annual ball held by the charity to raise money for its work at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

The ARCHIE Foundation provides specialist medical equipment, advanced staff training, child-friendly hospital spaces and emergency grants.

Alan said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be able to help such a worthwhile charity as ARCHIE through the Storybook Ball.

“Over the last 15 years of doing the panto at HMT, the cast make an annual visit to the children’s hospital, so I’ve been lucky enough to witness first-hand the fantastic work they do with not just the children, but their families too.”

This year’s ball has an ‘enchanted forest’ theme.

Chief executive of The ARCHIE Foundation David Wood said: “We are incredibly grateful to Alan who is giving up his time to support our Children’s Hospital Storybook Ball.”