Broch Skate Club now a charity

Delighted: The Broch Skaters are pleased to have been granted charity status.
Delighted: The Broch Skaters are pleased to have been granted charity status.

Following a successful year in 2011, the Broch Skate Club are delighted to announce that they have now been granted charity status.

A club representative said: “Being awarded charity status will enable us to move forward with our ambitions, it opens up more more funding options allowing us greater scope for the overall project of rejuvenating the park.

Skills: The club show off their impressive skills at the skate park

Skills: The club show off their impressive skills at the skate park

“During 2011, the club organised a fantastic quiz night in May and a funday in October, both of these events were very well received and supported by the public and park users alike.

“We have achieved our goals of tidying up the park during 2011.

“Aberdeenshire Council have been very supportive of our suggestions for improvements and have taken down the fence and provided bins as requested.

“Club members have also made temporary repairs to the surface of the park and so far these appear to be holding up quite well, again Aberdeenshire Council supported this by providing funding to enable us to buy cataloy filler.

“Members also brightened up the ramps with graphic art designs, the materials for which they funded themselves.

“The club are really grateful for the support that has been provided by locals and council employees alike.”

After the progress of this first year, the club have arranged their first AGM which will be taking place on the 22nd March 2012 at Community Centre at 7pm. Anyone that is interested in what the Broch Skateclub are trying to achieve is welcome to attend.