FISSH (Fraserburgh area Initiative for Swimming Sport and Health, SCO40848) were recently delighted to receive a cheque for £1,000 from TOTAL E&P UK’s Alwyn Platform Charities Committee.
The Fraserburgh charity welcomed the donation, saying that the funds will go towards the fun facilities and specialised sports equipment at the new Fraserburgh swimming, sport and community complex now under construction in the town.
FISSH have been fund-raising for the past 5 years in order to install the fun facilities, including a 40 metre internal water flume that Aberdeenshire Council, in light of the present economic crisis, could not justify expenditure on, but agreed to install if the local community could raise the necessary funding.
FISSH added that they were delighted at the ongoing support TOTAL E&P have given to the charity, both through a previous donation from the Alywn Platform and by TOTAL at the St Fergus terminal which has donated luxury items for the FISSH annual Midsummer Ball auction year on year.
FISSH stresses that the new swimming and sports complex is a very important project in the area, and they hope that it will prove to be a stepping-stone in the regeneration of the local economy by encouraging visitors to the area, at the same time as being a huge boost to the amenities the local people can enjoy.
FISSH intend on holding their AGM meeting on Wednesday, February 22, at the St Andrews halls, Mid Street, at 7pm.
They would like to invite all future users and user groups of the new sports complex, off Maconochie Road, to the meeting.
It is hoped that FISSH morphs into a user group committee when the facility is completed and open to the public in the summer of 2013.