Fundraisers reach impressive milestone

A North-east hotel has reached an extraordinary milestone in its fund-raising efforts.

Organisers at the Ban Car Hotel, Lonmay, have now raised an incredible £100,000 in ten years for Friends of Anchor. The fund-raisers handed over £25,350 for this year alone, following a charity dance at the Hotel earlier in the year.

Married couple Tina and David Gibbins started hosting annual charity dance events in 2004, with Aberdeen band Fifth Avenue performing at every one of the Ban Car fund-raising events.

A committee of five including Tina, Edie Paul, Val Esslemont, Cheryl Stephen and Wendy Del Testa organise the fund-raisers.

In February this year, the Ban Car’s tenth charity dance raised £12,000, in one night, for the charity.

Commenting, Tina said: “We’d like to thank everyone for the last ten years, including individuals and businesses who have donated towards this worthy cause.

“We’re still continuing to raise funds for the Friends of Anchor.”

Over the years a huge number of indivuals and companies have donated money and their time to the Ban Car’s fund-raising efforts, including Davie Forsyth Blacksmiths, Fraserburgh Car Sales, Ice of Discos and George Mutch, who has run three marathons to raise funds.