Rosehearty fund-raising in full swing

Mums and youngsters from Rosehearty Action Group.
Mums and youngsters from Rosehearty Action Group.

A group of Rosehearty mums has come together to raise funds for an improved swing park for some of the youngest residents of the village.

A total of six mums formed the Rosehearty Action Group in April to raise money for better play facilities for youngsters in the 4-8 years age group.

The playground, which is situated on the village’s Union Street, already has play equipment for older children but little for younger children, group organisers say.

The action group held its first fund-raising event, a quiz night at the Masons Arms Hotel in Rosehearty, which raised a total of £374. And the group has a string of further events lined up over the summer.

The first of these is a family bingo night on Thursday, June 27, at 6pm for 6.30pm, at Fordyce Street Hall, Rosehearty.

Next up is a ‘Shorts ‘n’ Shades’ disco, which is to be held on Saturday, July 6, from 2-4pm at Fordyce Street Hall.

Then, on Saturday, August 3, a magician will be performing. The event will run from 2-4pm, also at Fordyce Street Hall.

The group is also organising a Wedding Ball, tickets for which sold out within 24 hours.

There will be various other events running over the summer, including a sandcastle competition and a treasure hunt. More details on these events will follow in due course.

As well as their own fund- raising efforts, the group has also secured some funding from Aberdeenshire Council.

Commenting, group chairperson Donna Marie Gray said: “We’ve had massive support from the community so far and we hope that the support will continue.

“We’re looking forward to fund-raising in the months ahead.”

“The quiz night we held was a great success and I hope people will continue to support us,” she added.

To help with their fund-raising efforts, the group has also successfully registered for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail’s WISH Community Cash Giveaway in Aberdeen. This means the group is now guaranteed to get a share of a £10,000 cash fund.

Tokens are available for another four weeks from the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. The more tokens the group collects, the more money they will receive.

For more information and to find out how to get involved, visit the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RoseheartyActionGroup