Cash handout from Victoria Week spoils

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Over a dozen local groups and organisations are set to benefit from a cash handout from this year’s Ballater Victoria Week spoils.

The organising group got together earlier this month to decide how to spend over £4500 raised during the nine-day festival of fun.

The largest beneficiary is the Victoria and Albert Halls, which will receive £1000 towards one of nine new double-glazed windows set to be installed. The Firefighters’ Charity will receive a £500 boost while The Old People and Over-50s Association will benefit from £450 towards a new bench.

Other beneficiaries include Ballater Pipe Band, Ballater School Parent Council, Ballater Toddler Group, Ballater Winter Festival, Ballater Films, Ballater Local History Group, the Glenmuick and St Kentigern’s Churches, Deeside Youth Musical Theatre, Upper Deeside Music, Bonty Court Whist Group and Deeside Cats Protection. Money was also allotted towards funding a new initiative to bring farmers’ markets to the village on a regular basis from March next year.

Cheques will be handed over at the BVW AGM which takes place at 7.30pm on November 20 in the V&A Halls.