Aberdeenshire Council leader, Councillor Jim Gifford, is supporting a charity dedicated to providing activities for children with support needs with his Christmas donation.
Cllr Gifford presented the £2,000 donation to the Ellon-based PAGES charity at the council’s Woodhill House headquarters in Aberdeen.
PAGES (Parent Advisory Group for Education and Socialisation) provides summer and after-school activities for children with additional support needs, and their siblings in and around Ellon.
The group also provides support and information to parents and carers in the Aberdeenshire area.
Cllr Gifford said: “I am delighted to be able to support PAGES with this year’s Christmas donation and to recognise the invaluable work done by the charity in supporting children with additional support needs, and their families.
“For children who struggle to cope with mainstream activities, PAGES offers a wide range of fun after-school and holiday events, while offering their parents and carers an important source of support and information.
“The charity is run by a voluntary committee and relies on donations to be able to provide its important service. The dedicated volunteers work hard throughout the year to raise funds and I hope this Christmas donation will help them to provide the events and parties which bring such joy and respite.”
The charity has already identified potential uses for the donation.