Summer ball boost for community hub

Jan Leatham receives the cheque on behalf of Number One. Flanking her are Logan Sangster and Dawn Law
Jan Leatham receives the cheque on behalf of Number One. Flanking her are Logan Sangster and Dawn Law

Banchory’s Summer Marquee Ball took a break from fundraising this year - but has still managed a sizeable local donation.

The 20th anniversary event in June was a thank-you to all those who have supported the ball over the years.

But organisers Logan Sangster and Dawn Law did stage the Marquee Ball Games and, boosted by in-house donations, raised £6500 for Number One - the community hub in the town’s Scott Skinner Square.

Number One’s project co-ordinator, Jean Henretty, thanked everyone who had contributed to the donation.

She said: “Number One is a community cafe, run by volunteers for everyone in the community.

“The cafe refurbishment cost £25,000 and we require £20,000 annual running costs. This donation will go towards the refurbishment of the learning rooms where we hold workshops and counselling sessions.

“We have held a number of accredited courses, including first aid and food hygiene, with 50 people receiving qualifications.”

Next year’s summer ball will be held on June 23 at Raemoir House Hotel.