Funds raised for school at disco

A ladies’ disco was recently held in Banchory Scout Hut in aid of Friends of Carronhill School in Stonehaven.

With over 145 ladies, great raffle prizes and being entertained by the fantastic Miss Scarlet Diamonte, the event raised over £2,900.

Carronhill School in Stonehaven is one of only four schools for children with additional support needs in Aberdeenshire. It is both a primary and secondary school so the children can be there for the whole of their schooling.

Friends of Carronhill are a group of parents, friends and staff who raise funds for the school and organiser, Lesley Rennie’s daughter, Tessa, is one of six children in the Banchory area that attend the school.

Lesley said: “The theme of the night was pink, so the scout hut was transformed with pink bunting and pink balloons and all the guests were invited to wear “a touch of pink”.

“On the tables there were pink decorations, which contained sweets, and later on during the evening pink cakes were served on cake stands to follow the theme of the night.”

Throughout the evening raffle tickets were pulled, with a number of prizes from local businesses and residents. After the raffle, Miss Scarlet Diamonte made her entrance and the dance floor was never quiet.

The money raised will go towards communication devices and specialised software for the children and young adults at the school. This equipment is very expensive.

The majority of the children are unable to speak, making communicating very hard and frustrating for them.

Lesley added: “I would like to thank all the people who contributed to the evening from the bunting buddies, food decorators, raffle prize collectors, ticket pushers, those who helped to set up and clear away and a very big thank you to all the local businesses and people who donated a raffle prize.

“Great entertainment and great people made for the evening being a success. Thank you all.”