Boost for halls project

Gordon Riddler receives a cheque for �500 from Jenny Houston, chair of the floral art group
Gordon Riddler receives a cheque for �500 from Jenny Houston, chair of the floral art group

A charity event in Ballater has led to a funding boost for the Victoria and Albert Halls.

The local Royal Horticultural Society floral art group organised the fundraiser on Thursday, November 17.

The demonstrator was Emma Mooney, of Flowerscene in Bucksburn, Aberdeen.

As a result, Jenny Houston, floral art group chair, presented a cheque for £500 to Halls trustee Gordon Riddler towards repairs and renovations.

Mr Riddler said: “The trust is delighted to accept such welcome local support at a time when considerable money is required to carry out essential repairs, and to carry on with renovation work.”

Recently, the halls upgrade project was given funding when Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) announced £20,000 of support from its resilient communities fund.