Make money grow on trees at Barn

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Banchory’s Woodend Barn has launched a new local fundraising scheme in the hope that money might really grow on trees.

One of the creative jewels in Deeside’s crown, Woodend hosts regular theatrical, musical and artistic performances, and brings both big and local names to the area.

The Barn offers activities to the local community, such as an inspired workshop programme which targets various groups and ages, social events, one-off shows and a successful allotment scheme.

Through all this activity, many people not only enjoy local, national and international entertainment and arts activities, but also find a vibrant social­life. Overall, the Barn has established itself as not only one of Scotland’s top arts venues but an enriching and integral part of life within the local community.

However, Woodend Barn’s status as a registered Scottish Charity can often be overlooked.

Now the community facility has become involved in the GROW A TENNER fundraising scheme, which matches donations as they are gathered.

Donations are made through localgiving.com and every £10 donated is then doubled through the Grow Your Tenner match fund. The scheme will also process Gift Aid on the charity’s behalf. If a supporter would like to donate more than once, a Direct Debit can be set up to benefit from six months of matched donations.

This is a useful, beneficial scheme which directly targets donations into a local charitable organisation and it is hoped that as WoodendBarn continues to ‘grow’, its future can be made secure thus continuing to enrich the communities it exists to serve.

As usual this autumn sees a packed programme of events at the Banchory venue.

On October 31 there will be two performances of Fiddles, Harps and Electronics Resonating Universes, and on November 3, Kathy Hindle will perform.

For more information about the project or to donate, visit http://localgiving.com/charity/woodendbarn.