Banchory-based charity SCILL was delighted to receive a generous donation from the town’s BAD Theatre Company last week.
SCILL (Supporting Children in Learning for Life) gratefully accepted the donation on Friday, June 6, which was raised thanks to the theatre company’s Christmas 2013 performance of Peter Pan.
The cheque was presented at Banchory Swimming Pool where the charity runs one to one lessons for children with additional support needs.
Instructors and children alike were thrilled when Captain Hook himself arrived to present the cheque.
The money will be used to fund the charity’s swimming programme.
SCILL’s joint chair, Yvonne Stevenson Robb, said: “Our swimming lessons are very popular with children who are unable to access regular swimming lessons.
“We are grateful to both the BAD Compan for their donation and to our team of qualified volunteer swimming instructors who give up their time every week to run the lessons.”
The local charity’s members are a mix of parents, carers, education and health professionals who share a common interest in the learning difficulties experienced by some children as they develop through their early years and then progress through the education system.
n For More information about SCILL’s work in the community visit www.scill-deeside.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.