Fraserburgh area group raises 1.5k for different causes

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A Community Association on the outskirts of Fraserburgh has raised over £1500 for three different causes representing the local area.

The Tyrie and Boyndlie Community Association presented cheques totalling £1517 to charity’s, people and organisations.

Gordon Shepherd, chairperson of the Association, presented a cheque worth £567 to Elizabeth Davidson and the Marie Curie Organisation.

A spokesperson for the Association said: “The money was raised from a raffle held at the annual quiz night, buffet dance which supports many local charities.

“Mrs Davidson gave us an insight into what Marie Curie does, explaining that the organisation supports all forms of terminal illness and that our donation was greatly appreciated.”

The Community Association also sponsored a former pupil of Tyrie Primarty School for her month long World Teen Challenge Expedition to Thailand and Laos.

Murron Shepherd was given a cheque for £600 to take on the World Teen Challenge which involves giving back to the countries visited through community projects.

The Association’s spokesperson said: “Murron along with other students spent a month trekking through jungle terrain in soaring temperatures, sleeping in the most primitive accommodation with a simple water-hole for their personal care.

“One of their tasks was a week long community project re-designing a school garden and playground along with the pupils leaving the school with a nice recreational place for staff and pupils to enjoy.

“She returned to the community association and gave an informative talk along with a colourful power point presentation to the members, recounting her experience during the month long hike.”

The Association also sponsored Emily Cheetham with a cheque for £350.00 to represent the Fell Pony Society at a mounted guard of honour at Windsor Castle.

The mounted guard of honour was part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

The spokesperson said: “[It was] a wonderful experience and great honour for Emily and her family.”

They added: “We are one of the very few Community Associations still surviving and are very fortunate having the support of the local people keeping our Community alive.”

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