Call for local events to support one another

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  • Community must raise £700,000 towards Banchory Sports Project
  • Total project costing £7.8m
  • Visit http://www.banchorysportsvillage.co.uk/ for more information

Deeside Agricultural Association has called for major Banchory events to support one another following a donation to the Sports Village.

At the AGM of the association, it was agreed that the Banchory Sports Village project should be supported, as something which would be welcomed by residents.

Many organisations have already aided the project in its attempt to reach the fundraising target of £700,000.

Jane Winton, secretary of Deeside Agricultural Association, said: “Major events in Banchory should and must support each other to raise the profile of the town and to endorse the work of, in this case , people committed to ensuring Banchory has a sports facility which it will be proud of and which will be opening in 2017.”

James Knowles , fundraising chair of the development at Hill of Banchory, thanked the Banchory Show through the Association for their kind gesture of £1000 towards the community target.

The total project is costing £7.8m. It will be built by Aberdeenshire Council and is backed by three local representatives.

The project has raised £450,000 to date towards the required amount from the community.

The Agricultural Association also donated to RSABI, Banchory Scouts, Friends of Glen O’Dee, GASTROCAN Fund and Grant Journey.