ST. Combs Boys Brigade may not be the biggest company in the North East, but it has certainly made a massive impact on one person’s life this week.
The Brigade, having raised £150, decided to hold a competition to determine which charity would receive the money.
To do this, the boys took inspiration from television show ‘Million Pound Drop’ and played their own, just as important, game.
Having chosen a charity before the game, local lad Jake Milne was delighted to battle his way through the ‘Hundred Pound Drop’ and was able to donate his winnings to Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The Fraserburgh Herald caught up with the unit to hear about the night and to witness the handover of the £150 cheque to the charity.
The game was played the at the unit’s annual parents night, and the rules of the game stated that they should choose a charity.
Happy to have chosen Guide Dogs for the Blind, the boys were introduced to Suzanne McCafferty of the charity who brought along her own guide dog to meet the boys.
It was the first opportunity that the boys had to officially donate the money, having been busy over the festive period.
Following the handover, the guide dog warmly introduced itself to members of the brigade and looked to get its own photograph in the Fraserburgh Herald and the boys were invited to ask questions about the work of the charity.
Commenting on the donation, Suzanne said: “All I can say is thank you.
“A big thank you!
“I’m absolutely ecstatic with the work that they have done,” she added.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, as well as teaching dogs to become guide dogs, campaigns for equal rights to the visually impaired.
It also educates the public on how to care for their eyes, and funds research projects into eye disease.
For more information on the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit their website at www.guidedogs.org.uk.